Things To Consider When Buying Universal Roof Racks

With so many available options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the universal roof racks that will adorn your vehicles. We are a company dedicated to helping customers find the right accessories for their vehicles. Here are the things that you must consider when going through the many options.

Take Note of What’s Available in Our Shop

So as you will not waste time when shopping with us, take note of our offerings and the broad vehicles that we support. First, we have racks for many car models that include: Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Volvo and Citroen etc and the vehicle types we cater for are 4×4 vehicles, cars, caravans and motor homes.

What’s A Universal Roof Rack?

A roof rack that’s classified as ‘universal’ is one that has a wide range of flexibility when it comes to load weights. The difference among racks of this type is determined by the length. An entry-level-four-foot rack can handle loads with the combination of bikes, kayaks and sets of skis. The longer the length of the rack is the larger is the weight that it can handle.

What’s A Comfortable Wind Noise For You?

When driving your car, the racks will create noise with the wind. The quietest types are those that are shaped like blades. Round racks and square racks produce sounds when in contact with the wind. The advantage for round-shaped bars is that they can be easily connected with other mount accessories. Square-shaped racks, on the other hand, have the durability advantage. It depends on your priorities. Blade-shaped racks have good aerodynamic qualities, which means that if you use them, you will have less drag and have lower fuel consumption. If your priority is the ability to carry heavier loads, you will have to put up with the noise and higher fuel consumption that go with using round or square racks, but have the benefit of carrying more loads without worrying that your racks will get broken while driving the vehicle.

What’s Your Preferred Material And Finish?

You will find available racks to have different materials and finishes. There are materials that have better corrosion resistance quality than others. Those who live near the sea must consider this factor carefully. In their place, there is a high degree of air moisture and there is a high concentration of salt substances in the air. There are at least two options for them.

  • Use racks with aluminum material. Aluminum is highly resistant to rusting.
  • Another is to buy roof racks that can be easily detached when not in use.

Does It Increase The Height Too Much

It is important to check how much height the racks add up to the car’s original height. The combined heights of the car, the racks and the cargo may cause difficulties in accessing underground tunnels and basements. You don’t want to get down the car detaching your cargoes and then attaching them again after passing through a passageway with low height clearance limit.

We know you have more questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us guide you in choosing the right racks for your cars.