Preparing to Use a Roof Rack

One of the best ways to plan for your next road trip is to use a roof rack to load up your luggage. It is important to secure it properly and load luggage safely before starting to drive.

The very first part of the process is to buy the properly sized roof rack kit to install on top of your vehicle. Do not use too much torque in securing the rack because it can tighten too far and become unstable. Next, select a box to install on top of the rack that fits all of your gear. Mount the box on top of the car prior to loading all of your bags into the box. Do not overfill the box. Secure the box tightly with straps.

When you are not using the roof rack, you may want to remove it from the car because the extra weight takes a toll on gas mileage.

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