Depending on what you carry, you will need a bike rack, a cargo carrier aluminum, or even a roof box. When choosing an equipment carrier or a roof box, you must determine the following:
– the type of support you need
– the type of mounting and installation required for your car
– The number of items you will carry
So, let us talk about these 3 points one by one-
The type of support you need
Everybody has a different need. Depending on the need you need to choose your cargo carrier. If you are a sports enthusiast, then you might need a cargo carrier which can carry your sports equipment comfortably like- bicycle and so on.
The type of mounting and installation required for your car
Depending on your car’s size and design you need to choose your cargo carrier aluminum. If your car has a back hook for a cargo carrier, then you need to buy a back-cargo carrier. On the other hand, if your car comes with a pre-installed mechanism for rooftop cargo carrier, then you need to buy root top cargo carrier.
The number of items you will carry
The quantity of baggage obviously needs to be considered when you ate buying a cargo carrier. If you are a single person then you might need a very small one but if you are a family man with wife and children, then you might need a big one.
Do you need a cargo carrier or trailer hitch?
You may need a luggage rack with crossbars as a base for attaching your new cargo carrier or roof box. Roof racks are designed to fit different types of vehicles. To choose the right model for your car, van or SUV, see the Compatibility Guide, where items are sorted by make, model and year of vehicle.
If you already have crossbars, you do not need to add a roof rack. Most equipment carriers and roof boxes are designed to be mounted on the original crossbars or roof rack.
Alternatively, you can use a trailer hitch on the back of some vehicles. This is a tube installed at the back of your vehicle to tow or support equipment carriers or roof boxes. Many vehicles already have a trailer hitch. If not, you can buy it, and have it put on most vehicles at your local Canadian Tire.
Finally, some equipment carriers and roof boxes can be placed directly on the vehicle without a mounting system. These safes are a good solution for occasional use, but they are not suitable for long-term use, heavy loads or frequent use.