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Types about the roof rack

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Types about the roof rack

The car roof rack is a support frame or component that is installed on the top of the car body to safely and conveniently fix the luggage. It is generally used on two-box station wagons, SUVs, and MPVs. Let's introduce the roof rack in detail below.


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What are the types of roof racks?

How to use the roof rack?

How to install the roof rack?


What are the types of roof racks?

There are several types of roof racks, such as separate longitudinal rails, integrated longitudinal rails, and T-slot longitudinal rails. Let’s take a look at them.

1. Separate longitudinal rail

Separate longitudinal rail, this longitudinal rail is in the shape of an arch bridge, most of it is separated from the roof, only a few fixed points are connected to the roof, if you don’t want to install the luggage on it, it’s okay to fix the items directly with ropes. This kind of roof rack is slightly rough, and the cost is relatively lower. It can be seen more on practical SUVs.

2. One-piece longitudinal rail

This type of integrated longitudinal rail is the most common type of urban SUV model now. This longitudinal rail is completely fitted on the roof and looks shorter. The streamline is beautiful and fully connected to the roof. The overall appearance is more high-end. This type of travel rack is relatively more troublesome to use than separate longitudinal rails. It needs to be installed with professional racks and luggage to play its role. This also makes it more decorative in SUVs.

3. T-slot longitudinal rail

There is another type of longitudinal rail that we usually hardly find, it is the T-slot longitudinal rail. When such a longitudinal rail is not equipped with a luggage rack, it does not affect the overall appearance of the vehicle. It is also convenient to install a luggage rack if it is needed, and the height of the roof rack is lower than the above two types of longitudinal rails.

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How to use the roof rack?

In addition to its decorative and aesthetic functions, the roof rack can hold things that cannot fit in the luggage compartment, such as bulky luggage, bicycles, folding beds, etc., as long as the owner fixes the goods in place, especially on the goods If you add a luggage rope net, it can carry more things than you expect. Of course, it cannot exceed the designed load-bearing capacity of the luggage rack-30-50 kg. roof racks are most commonly used for self-driving travel and are used in conjunction with roof boxes and roof frames. Carry travel luggage, increase the space in the car, you can also carry other sports equipment such as snowboards, bicycles, sailing boats, etc.


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How to install the roof rack?

When installing the roof rack, the amount of tasks that the car owner has to complete is different according to the specific situation. Some cars have a luggage rack installed when they leave the factory. Of course, this kind of luggage rack knowledge is a very simple style, consumers can also choose their favorite and replace it. There is also a situation where the luggage rack is not assembled when leaving the factory, but the installation position is reserved on the roof of the car, and it is generally equipped with reserved screws.

For those vehicles that do not reserve a space for the luggage rack, it is best not to install it by themselves, otherwise, not only the firmness of the luggage rack cannot be guaranteed, but the roof structure may be damaged.

In the installation and use of luggage racks, car owners need to pay attention to the following:

(1) After installing the roof rack, the screws should be inspected regularly. The inspection interval depends on different road conditions and load conditions. Generally, it is best to inspect once a week.

(2) The cargo should be tied tightly or fixed on the roof rack, all cargo should be placed evenly, and the center of gravity should be as low as possible.

(3) If a rope is to be used to bind the luggage, it is best to use a non-stretchable rope;

(4) When the items on the roof rack are large, be careful when driving, and pay special attention when braking.

Tustmade is specialized in the roof rack. If you are in the roof rack business, you can consider using our cost-effective products.


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