How To Use A Roof Rack Without Damaging Your Items

Roof racks are excellent systems for storing extra cargo without taking up essential interior space. This is especially true when you know how to use them correctly. Not only should your rack be properly installed, but it should also be loaded with care. Following are several ways Honolulu drivers can keep both their belongings and themselves protected during lengthy travels.

Choose The Right Luggage For Outside Transport

One of the most important things to remember when using a roof rack is that your items will spend the entirety of your trip exposed to the elements. This makes it important to choose durable, watertight cases that will keep your items protected in wind, rain, snow, and sleet. Even when the outside weather is fairly moderate, your car will still be traveling at speeds of up to 60 mph or higher. Luggage and boxes that are worn and frayed can eventually succumb to the near-constant beating that high wind speeds deliver.

Keep Your Luggage In The Cross-Bars Of Your Roof Rack

Many basic roof racks form a simple yet clearly defined barrier for cargo in the form of a square that's created by the side bars and cross. Your luggage and other items will need to fit within the bounds of this border so that they aren't hanging over your windshield or in danger of sliding off the side. This will allow for secure mounting and total visibility while driving. For more info on your roof rack or to test drive a vehicle that's built for long road trips and hauling cargo, visit us at Acura of Honolulu today.

 

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