How To Choose a Roof Rack - Tradesman Roof Racks Australia

How To Choose A Roof Rack

April 21, 2023

Choosing the right tradie roof rack for your vehicle can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which one is best for your needs. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a vehicle roof rack.

1. Type of roof

The type of roof on your vehicle will determine the type of tradie roof rack you need. If your vehicle has a naked roof (without factory rails), you will need a roof rack that attaches directly to the roof. If your car has factory rails, you can choose a roof rack that attaches to those rails. If your car has a fixed point mounting system, you will need a roof rack that attaches to those points.

2. Weight capacity

Make sure to check the weight capacity of the vehicle roof rack you’re considering. This will determine the maximum weight you can safely carry on your roof. Keep in mind that the weight capacity includes the weight of the tradie roof rack itself.

3. Type of gear

Consider the type of gear you will be carrying on your vehicle roof rack. Different types of gear require different types of roof racks. For example, if you’re carrying bikes, you’ll need a roof rack with bike mounts. If you’re carrying kayaks, you’ll need a roof rack with kayak mounts.

4. Aerodynamics 

Roof racks can significantly impact the aerodynamics of your vehicle. Look for a vehicle roof rack that is designed to reduce wind drag and noise. Tradesman’s roof racks come with an optional wind deflector to reduce noise and drag.

5. Ease of installation

Consider how easy the tradie roof rack is to install and remove. Some roof racks require special tools or professional installation, while others can be easily installed by the average person.


By taking these factors into consideration, you can choose a roof rack that meets your needs and is compatible with your vehicle. Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and weight capacity to ensure safe and efficient use of your roof rack.

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