What Are The Key Consideration Factors When Buying A Roof Rack For Your Car?

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Looking for a good roof rack for your car? There are many factors to consider before taking the plunge and making your purchase.

At Carrack, we specialize in premium quality car roof racks that provide maximum efficiency and enjoyment for our clients. Below are some key points that we recommend you consider when shopping for a car roof rack…

Compatibility of your vehicle.

Carrack sells a wide range of roof racks that are suitable for most vehicles. Many of our roof racks are universal in size, meaning that they will be perfect whether you have an SUV, sedan, or hatchback.

That being said, we still recommend that you select a roof rack that will fit seamlessly to your car's roof and enhance its look at the same time.


Our roof racks are made from a range of materials and this can affect the aerodynamics of your vehicle. Aluminum roof racks are lighter than steel ones and offer better aerodynamics.

Our specially-designed roof racks are specifically shaped so that they can effortlessly cut through the air as your vehicle is moving. Generally speaking, the more aerodynamic your roof rack is, the less noise it will make and the more pleasant your journey will be.

Fuel Efficiency.

With the price of fuel becoming more expensive as each year passes, fuel efficiency is a very important factor to consider when thinking about a roof rack. Some of our roof racks offer a low surface area, making them drag more easily through the air when the car is in motion.

This can make a noticeable difference when it comes to fuel consumption. If you would like a roof rack that doesn't increase the amount of fuel your vehicle uses, we recommend one that offers aerodynamic qualities.

Weight and Size.

Most roof racks have a maximum load capacity so it is important to think about what you plan on using your roof rack for.

Some Carrack customers buy a roof rack so that they can transport the occasional extra load, while others enjoy camping with the family and require a roof rack that can hold bikes, camping equipment and more.

For smaller loads that do not weigh much, you could get away with a roof rack that offers a lower load capacity. However, if you really want to make the most out of your roof rack and you would like to make room in your car for passengers and carry luggage and equipment on your roof rack or add a roof box then one with a larger weight capacity would be a great idea.

If you are still not sure which weight restriction category would suit your needs, get in touch and we would be happy to advise you!

Need help fitting your roof rack?

At Carrack, we understand that life is busy and you may not feel like spending a few hours trying to fit your roof rack to your vehicle. If this sounds like you, why not contact us so we can refer you to a local fitment centre who can assist you with your installation!