Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Roof Racks

14 December 2020

While most cars now have adequate storage space for heavy cargo, some things cannot still fit inside the compartment or at the back of the car. Fortunately, car owners can utilise additional attachments for them to effectively transport bulky things and equipment to their intended destinations.

One of the best attachments that can carry bulky things is the roof rack. Roof racks are normally situated and installed on top of the car roof and work harmoniously with heavy-duty straps for the safe storage of cargo. Mostly made from durable metal, roof racks have been used in carrying luggage, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, skis, and other bulky containers. Through their installation, car owners can still have the same interior space and retain their overall cargo area volume.

If you want to install roof racks for your car, then you may want to consider the following elements.

Overall Specifications

For roof racks to be effective, they must be able to fit in the roof of your car. Different car manufacturers have come up with their own take of roof racks, using the same durable materials that they have used in making their cars. However, there are also custom car accessory makers that can easily provide the perfect and suitable roof racks for cars. They can also provide customisation over the height of roof racks, ensuring that your car can still fit into your garage once you have come back home. Having the right specifications and dimensions for your roof racks also prevent your car door from having access issues.

Material Composition

As mentioned, most roof racks are made from metal materials. However, not all metals boast the same corrosion resistance and other helpful features. When choosing roof racks, you must get those that are made from materials that can effectively withstand heat and moisture. Materials that can easily resist corrosion, rusting, abrasion, and extreme force can also be utilised for your roof racks. The finish of your roof racks can likewise affect their overall quality and longevity. Roof racks with high-quality surface finish are expected to last a long time compared to those that do not have any surface coating.

Things to be Mounted

Roof racks can generally work with anything. However, you must still consider all the things that you intend to carry so that the roof rack provider can give you the best one for your car. Additionally, the same provider can give you mounting accessories that are suitable for the things you want to transport and carry with you. Acquiring roof racks that can match with a lot of mounting accessories and the things you want to carry can help you decrease the overall cost of purchase, upgrade, and even maintenance. Roof basket accessories are cheaper and versatile. Outdoor enthusiasts, alternatively, can utilise cargo boxes.

For roof rack installation, just give us a call at Jamieson Auto Fit. We have over 28 years of experience providing vehicle conversions and custom fit-out services to Australian vehicle owners and members of the automotive industry.


Contact us:

Address: 565 Somerville Rd Sunshine West VIC 3020 Australia
Tel: (03) 9364 8570
Fax: (03) 9364 8567

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