Proper Roof Rack Loading

July 10 2018, Honda Queensway

Roof racks are great accessories that can add some extra versatility to your SUV. With that being said, you need to know how to use it correctly to stay safe. We want you to be an informed vehicle owner, so here are some tips on how to load the rack the right way.

First and foremost, you need to have cargo that fits. Bags and boxes should fit within the confines of the rack bars. If you have a rack with perpendicular cross bars, make sure that your bag fits within the square. If not, make sure that the cargo doesn't hang over the windshield. It's a good idea to load the bags when they're in the rack. This will prevent any injuries that may occur from lifting a heavy bag over your head. Once in place, use at least four cam buckle straps. Two should run parallel to the sidebars while two should run from one bar to the other.

Want to learn more about how your roof rack works? We invite you to stop by Lakeshore Honda in Etobicoke today. We'll help you install the rack and take care of all your service needs.

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