Volkswagen of Salem

3335 Del Webb Ave NE
Directions Salem, OR 97301

  • Sales: (855) 817 8984
  • Service: 855-817-8985
  • Parts: 855-417-2076

Tips for Using a Roof Rack

There is only so much room inside your car to store cargo, which is why a roof rack can be a valuable addition to your road trip preparations. It is crucial to use it safely and pack correctly to avoid an accident.

The roof rack needs to match the dimensions of your vehicle as a matter of primary concern. You should also always look for a roof rack with a crossbar. This allows you to more tightly tie down your cargo. Your cargo should be contained within a box that is tied down to the roof rack. Run a strap along the widest part of the cargo box before looping it around the sidebars. The ends of the straps need to be looped around the bars enough so that there is no extra slack.

Think about taking the rack down when not in use to save on gas mileage.

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