Turn the roof of your car into extra luggage space on your trip with Anaconda's range of roof racks, baskets and accessories! Shop online or in-store today.
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It's easy to turn the roof of your car into extra luggage space with roof racks and bike carriers. Heavy duty roof racks designed and built for Australian conditions are a must for carrying extra equipment such as snowboards, surfboards, kayaks, fishing rods and other gear, and everything you need is available at Anaconda. Discover roof rack solutions from major brands such as Yakima, Prorack and Thule, and appreciate rooftop security, additional towbar and cycle racks, and all the spare parts and tools required for a great road trip.
HOW HEAVY SHOULD A ROOF RACK BE?
High quality roof racks from Yakima and Prorack are heavy duty without being weighty. Modern manufacturing creates extra-strength and aerodynamic roof racks, bike carriers and towing gear. Roof rack systems include aluminium roof racks, cross bars, Jerry can holders and even room for tie downs and a spare tyre. At Anaconda, the choices are all yours for roof boxes, kayak carriers, ute lids, fishing rod holders and bike racks. Whether you require simple mesh baskets and tie down straps, or heavy duty roof racks for carrying kayaks and fishing rods, Anaconda will have you kitted out and ready for action in no time.
FIXED ROOF RACKS VERSUS MODULAR ROOF RACKS
Roof rack, towbar and spare wheel solutions from Anaconda are designed for every type of vehicle and driver. Our roof rack accessories range includes roof rack kits that can be modified to suit your vehicle. We also have bike racks, cross bars, tie down straps and other rooftop accessories at all store locations, or online for your convenience. If you need a fixed roof rack for a Toyota 4WD, or heavy duty tie down straps for your tradie gear, Anaconda has the modular and fixed solutions you are looking for.
SHOULD I GET ACCESSORIES FOR A NEW ROOF RACK?
Roof racks can be purchased as standalone items, which means they will not contain any additional accessories. Of course, you also have so-called kits, which will include roof racks as well as a set of accessories that can make your installation and transport easier.
As you may know already, a roof rack needs to be suitable for a variety of items. From the transport of your favourite canoe to a set of bikes, one rack needs to be able to carry all these items effectively. Of course, some items vary in height, weight, and width, which means you will require accessories for safe fastening at one point or another.
Before you purchase a roof rack, ask yourself if there are any accessories you absolutely need. For example, if you need some additional fasteners for your surfboard, check the catalogue for kits that include such extra accessories.
ARE ROOF RACKS WEATHER RESISTANT?
Most roof racks being sold today will have weather resistance in one form or another. That being said, some can be more durable than others, so dedicated weather resistance is certainly something to look out for.
Branded roof racks such as those from Prorack have a proven track record in all kinds of weather conditions. When in doubt about the roof rack most suitable for your needs, always go for a respected brand who delivers products that meet weather resistance standards.
WILL A ROOF RACK MAKE ME USE FUEL?
Whenever you add more weight to your car, it will impact the fuel consumption of your vehicle. However, certain roof racks are considered as more economical, this is the case for so-called low-profile roof racks. On the opposite side of the spectrum basket-shaped roof racks tend to be the most expensive where fuel consumption is concerned.
PLASTIC VERSUS NO PLASTIC
Plastic can reduce the weight of your roof rack considerably, so it can be an option if you are looking for the lightest weight possible. That being said, customers should always remember that plastic has a higher chance of failing compared to metal. If a roof rack contains both metal and plastic, the plastic parts of your roof rack could show signs of wear and tear very quickly. So, if you do not mind the extra weight and a better lifespan, full-metal roof racks tend to be the best option. Of course, choosing a roof rack should always align with your requirements. So, if you prefer lighter, go with the plastic but check regularly for signs of wear and tear.