Roof racks are a way out when you need to take more things than your trunk may accommodate. They are often used for transporting bicycles, skis, kayaks, and other stuff.

Fundamentally, roof racks increase storage room on long trips for pretty much any kind of load.

Roof racks for vehicles are ordinarily quite advantageous to utilize. If your vehicle is equipped with crossbars, all you require are the fasteners to append your load.

Most SUVs and vans have factory crossbars already installed. If not, a baggage rack mount is typically more expensive. The best idea when searching for a roof rack is to compare different brands to discover the one that matches your requirements best.

There are bolt-on crossbars matching specific vehicles only or universal crossbars.

Four towers vehicle racks may be forever introduced in the event that you don’t have production line introduced racks or crossbars.

Removable racks secure the luggage on the roof of the vehicle but have certain limitations on the maximum of cargo weight.

It means you can’t lawfully bear more than this on your roof as this will influence the overall body mass of the car. It might be a shame but most of the modern vehicles, including SUVs, cannot boast of the roof capacity more exceeding 165 pounds.

Check out specs for max roof capacity for every make and car model by browsing the catalog.

There is a good rule of thumb to evaluate if the roof will hold under the weight of your load.

50″ long crossbars allow to transport the below-mentioned load:

  • from 1 to 4 bicycles
  • from 1 to 2 kayaks
  • from 1 to 8 pairs of skis
  • from 2 to 4 surfboards
  • 0ne cargo box and a bike

Crossbars that are in the range between 53″ and 60″ are able to move the next:

  • from 1 to 5 bicycles
  • from 1 to 2 kayaks
  • from 1 to 10 pairs of skis
  • from 2 to 4 surfboards
  • one cargo box and 2 bikes

Bars longer than 60″ are the heavy-weights allowing to transport the following:

  • from 1 to 6 bicycles
  • from 1 to 2 kayaks
  • from 1 to 12 pairs of skis
  • from 2 to 4 surfboards
  • one cargo box and 1 kayak

Keep in mind that the bulkier your load, the worse your gas mileage will be.