Which Roof Rack System Will Fit My Car?
Posted: Sep 22, 2017
It's always a big question not just because it is a matter of a perfect fit, but also because it is usually accompanied with "which is the best roof rack for my car". Read on to see how this knotty problem is resolved.
The way to finding the which roof rack system will fit your car as well as the best roof rack system for your car is to first check out the best roof rack system for any car and then see if they have a model that is specifically designed for your car.
That's right! Each roof rack manufacturer makes minor variations in their roof rack design so a particular model will fit a particular brand and model of vehicle. For example, each roof rack manufacturer will have a roof rack specifically manufactured for (say) Landrover and for a specific model too. The way they do this (usually) by separately marketing roof rack accessories i.e. 'shoes' or 'fit kit'. The bars of the roof rack remain the same but the shoes that anchor the bars to the car or vehicle vary slightly depending on the size and shape of each car or vehicle.
Which is why you first find the best roof racks in the market and then tell the salesperson which vehicle you need them for. They will outfit you with the roof rack and the appropriate fit kit for your vehicle. Once you've got that in hand, you can either fit the roof rack yourself or have it fitted at the nearest automotive garage.
Before you start checking for the best roof rack system, here's a tip: look up your vehicle manual and read up on the section on roof racks – specifically your vehicle's weight carrying capacity on the roof. You need to do this because you can't just dump loads and loads of stuff onto your new roof rack. Doing so will cause your vehicle roof to collapse – after all, they don't have a 'pillar' in the middle to hold up the roof. Your vehicle's roof is supported by 4 rather flimsy pieces of metal at the 4 corners. So any excessive load placed in the middle of the roof rack will first cause the roof rack to collapse in the middle and in turn, the centre of the roof of your vehicle will also cave in looking rather ugly and be expensive to repair. So read up your vehicle manual before you head out to buy or order your first roof rack.
That said, roof racks typically distribute their load towards the outer frame of the vehicle's roof. But again, weight specification apply so read up on your vehicle's load bearing specifications first.
Here are two of the best Custom Roof Racks systems in Australia and all of these can be view and purchased at https://www.barsnracks.com.au/:
1. Whispbar Flush Bar Roof-Rack System
Definitely one of the best roof rack systems for your vehicle. It's optimised 'S' shaped aerodynamic bar almost eliminates wind drag and wind related noise. Thanks to their Smart Fill(TM) technology, these roof racks are also easy to attach and remove.
2. Yakima RailGrab Kit (58" Bars + 4 Towers)
Yakima manufacturers the awesome 'Tower-and-crossbar kit' for the roof rack system and it's versatile design accommodates vehicles with raised or flush side rails. Also, Towbar Mounted Bike Carrier with a low profile that give you that integrated look for your roof rack.
Situated in Sydney's northern suburbs, Bars N Racks are the premier retailer for all your passenger tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment, caravan and RV, tradie ute and van accessory needs - with some of the world's best brands and products available.