Some vehicles have mount points hidden by small protective coverings on the roof. These can be used to install a variety of roof racks. Start with a bare roof. While installation is a bit more difficult if you’re dealing with a bare roof, you can still add a roof rack to your vehicle.
Can you add a roof rack to a Subaru?
When your passion is bigger than your cargo area, Genuine Subaru active lifestyle accessory attachments manufactured by Thule® are a smart way to securely transport larger gear like bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, paddleboards and more. Each carrier safely attaches to your roof rack and can be removed if needed.
Is a roof rack worth it?
We highly recommend having a roof rack. They allow you to carry almost anything you don’t want or can’t fit inside your vehicle. It could be big things like boats or bikes or nasty things like wet camping gear or hockey equipment. Some vehicles come with factory installed rack systems, some don’t.
How much does it cost to install a roof rack?
There are complete roof rack setups starting under $150 for a used rack on older vehicles, all the way through $500+ for a new, aerodynamic top-of-the-line setup.
How do you use a cross bar roof rack?
Do all Subarus have a roof rack?
Because of this, Subaru has built their cars with roof racks in mind. Putting a car rack on the majority of Subaru models is simple, thanks to Subaru installing factory rails or fixed mounting points on the majority of their vehicles.
Do I need locks for my roof rack?
Locks provide the element of security to almost any existing rack system or carrier. They are the optional add-on component that allow you to leave both your rack and your gear unattended on your vehicle.
Are roof racks safe?
Typically, roof racks have weight limits ranging from 75 – 250 pounds. Exceeding the limit could cause damage to the vehicle as well as potential accidents.
Do roof racks fit all cars?
While roof racks work on about 98% of vehicles, you’ll require specific parts to fit them to your vehicle. If your vehicle has rain gutters any rain gutter mounted roof rack will almost certainly work, but you may need to change bar width and foot height.
How do you install a permanent roof rack?