What makes a great roof rack among all the types offered for sale?
When considering buying a roof rack you have seen advertised for sale, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices available to you. There are so many makes and models, so how do you decide which one is a great buy? There are a few tell-tale features of a great quality roof rack, and specific things to keep a lookout for when considering the different models of roof rack for sale. Let us take a look at what makes a great roof rack, and what you should be looking for.
The strength of a roof rack is one of the most important aspects to keep in mind. This is important, because you will be trusting the rack to keep your cargo secure while you traverse rough and tough off-road trails. You need to have complete confidence in the rack, and that it will not let you down while on the road. This takes us to the next hallmark of a great quality roof rack: noise characteristics. There are basically two roof rack designs; those with longitudinal and those with lateral slats. Lateral slats, of course, will generate more drag, and subsequently, more wind noise. Roof racks with longitudinal slats will be quieter at speed.
One of the factors that influences the price of your roof rack will be its size. It is merely a question of economics. Smaller roof racks are cheaper to manufacture. A smaller roof rack shaves manufacturing costs off in terms of raw materials needed. However, do not skimp unnecessarily, because it is false economy to buy one of the smaller and cheaper roof racks for sale and end up with too little space for your cargo.
User-friendliness of your roof rack
Aside from the quick installation and ease of use of a roof rack, another important feature that has an impact on its user-friendliness is its accessory fitment and availability. When shopping around for your next roof rack, make sure it comes with an extensive range of available attachments and accessories. These are only a few of the hallmarks of a great roof rack that will provide you with many years’ reliable service. Do not settle for just anything, simply because it is on sale at a low price.
Of course, if you would like to source your next roof rack from one of the pioneers of the outdoor lifestyle industry in South Africa, you have come to the right place. We have been hard at work providing our clients with the best quality off-road accessories, equipment, trailers, and caravans for many years. Our team has a reputation for far exceed all expectations placed on us, time and again.
What is more, thanks to our vast buying power, you are always assured of getting the best deal available on all your off-road accessories. Tap into our lifetime of experience and expertise, and let us help you take your off-road experience to the next level. Visit our showroom to discuss your needs in person. We look forward to helping you make the best choice for your needs.