Tips on Using Your Roof Rack

Using a roof rack to transport luggage and other items on a long road trip can greatly increase the capacity of items you want to transport. whether you have an SUV, a minivan or a car equipped with a roof rack, here are some tips to keep your load safe and tied down properly.

If you have added a roof rack to your vehicle, always read the instructions carefully to understand what you need to do regarding weight and how to safely tie down objects. Also, make sure that you remove your roof rack when it's not being used to prolong its life.

When loading your roof rack, don't do everything by yourself, especially with heavier items. Get help to protect yourself. Finally, use a lock to secure items. At some point, you'll be away from your vehicle and you don't want to have items stolen.

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