If you’re looking for a roof bar set, then we can imagine it’s convenient to know which are the right ones for your car.
First of all, a distinction can be made between roof racks suitable for cars with
raised, flushed/solid and without roof rails. You can also choose for specific
winter sport roof bars or roof racks for light commercial vehicles such as a
bars do I need?
want to purchase a set of roof bars, you need to check which ones will fit your
car. Therefore, start by checking whether your car has a roof rail or not. Did
your car come without roof rails? It´s still possible that your car is equipped
with so-called ‘fix points’ or assembly points. A 'Fix Point' is a designated
point on a car’s roof or inside the door jamb, specifically designed for
mounting a roof rack. However, some cars have neither. For this type of car, there are roof bars that must be assembled using the door jambs of the car. For
this type of roof bars, the bars clamp to the car door jambs (the door jamb is
the part of the roof you can see when you open the door).
Assembling the roof racks for a flushed or
raised roof rail also differs. With a raised roof rail, the roof racks will be
mounted around the rod of the roof rail. With a solid roof rail, however, this
is not possible because there is no space between the roof of the car and the
rails. The roof bars are therefore mounted onto the rails. All roof bar come
with a simple, easy to use assembly system and instructions. This way you can
put the roof bars on your car in very little time.
It goes without saying that you can also
use our number plate check or vehicle selector to easily and accurately find
suitable roof bars for your car. Then it is up to you to make your choice. You
can choose for instance from a number of brands such as Twinny load, G3 Italia
or Mont Blanc. Likely though that you want to know what you should pay
attention to before purchasing a roof bar.
attention to with roof bars?
need to pay attention to is the maximum load capacity. Knowing the maximum load
capacity of the roof racks, you can determine what and if you can carry the
stuff you want to take along. Also, look in the manual of your car for the
maximum weight capacity of the roof. The weight of the roof racks and the
weight of what these need to carry, may not exceed the maximum weight capacity
of the roof. For example, if you intend to place a roof box on the roof, the
loaded roof box together with the roof bars may not weigh more than the car manual
indicates. Additionally, you can choose between roof bars which come with a
lock or not. You also often have a choice between different materials such as
steel or aluminium, and colours.
How to fit
Installation and removing the roof racks is very easy. These days, in general, all roof bars come with a handy assembly system. This means that any person
will have the roof bars installed on the roof of their car in minutes. Without
doubt, assembly differs per car model and type of roof racks. With your
purchase, you will receive a comprehensive manual with which you can easily
start fitting the roof bars of your choice.
buy roof bars?
At Winparts you can quickly and easily buy roof bars that fit your car. Buy
roof bars from one of the popular brands such as Mont Blanc, Twinny Load or G3
Italia. Winparts also offers accessories for your roof racks. Last but not
least, you can also shop for all types of bicycle carriers and roof boxes at