The best roof rack you can get here in Australia may not be the same with the roof racks other have. Your preference will be different with the preference of others not to consider as well your vehicle is different from others vehicle. And that is actually the first thing you have to check before getting your roof rack here in Australia, the type of car that you have.
What roof rack do you need?
There are actually four types of roof racks:
Roof Racks for SUV raised rail Cars – These are roof racks that are used for cars that actually have high rails such as SUV’s. Some vehicle may already have roof racks installed for this types of cars but may still be lacking some parts so you would still need to buy crossbars or towers
Roof Racks for Fixed Point Cars –From the phrase itself, fixed point, these are cars that has specific points on the roof where you can install or mount the roof rack that you are going to buy.
Roof Racks for Bare Roof Cars – These are cars that neither have rails or fixed points on their roofs. For these kinds of cars, normally the roof rack will be installed and clamped in between the roof and the door.
Roof Racks for Solid Railed Cars –Also for SUV’s. The difference between the raised rail and solid rail is that if there is a space between the roof and the rail, it is a raised rail, if the rails and the roof are intact, it is a solid railed car.
Can I just install it on my own?
Definitely yes! You just have to follow some tips to make it easy for you.
Follow instructions –Manuals aren’t made just to go inside the plastic or the box, that is why you have to follow the instructions to make sure the settings of the torques as well as its fitting positions.
Ask help – Two is better than one. Mounting roof racks on your rail may be tiresome since most are big and a bit heavy, so having additional pair of hands would be perfect.
Lube –Make sure to add a good amount of copper grease on the roof racks bolt so it would be easy for you to remove it in the future.
There you go! You can already check here once you are ready to buy.