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Roof racks enable you to maximize available cargo space by storing large and odd shaped items on top of your vehicle. Whether it’s to carry extra sporting gear for your weekend adventures or luggage for a vacation, a roof rack has you covered. At Automotive Outfitters, we carry only the best brands, including Swagman, Thule, Yakima and more. Request a free quote to get started!

Types of Roof Racks

Stylish, Affordable & Convenient Roof Racks

There are various types of roof racks available. The roof rack that’s best for you heavily depends on the type of roof your vehicle has. Here are the options:

Roof Rack FAQs


A roof rack is a set of bars attached to a base which is secured to the roof of a car. A roof rack is used to provide additional storage for a wide variety of gear that might otherwise not fit in the vehicle.

The most common uses for a roof rack include:

  • Bike racks
  • Kayak racks
  • Cargo boxes
  • Ski/Snowboard racks
  • Rooftop tents

This depends on what your specific needs are and what type of vehicle you have. The make and model of your vehicle will determine what roof rack options are available. Different types of roof racks can have varying load capacities, durability, and room for storage. If you’re not sure what type of roof rack is best suited for your needs, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help you find the right product!

The weight limit on each type of roof rack varies based on what it’s designed to hold and based on what type of vehicle is utilizing the roof rack. A typical roof rack is designed to withstand 100 to 150 lbs. However, some vehicles have the capacity to carry roof racks that can support up to 300 lbs. or more.

Many roof racks can be easily installed without professional assistance. However, there are specific roof rack systems like trackmounts or backbones that require professional installation. Contact our team to get help with the fitting and installation of your roof rack.

Yes. Some vehicles come with factory rails and tracks that are designed to have an option for getting a roof rack installed. However, if you have a vehicle that didn’t come with factory rails or tracks, don’t worry! There are tons of options available for roof racks that can be custom fit to your specific vehicle.

Some important factors to consider when looking into getting a roof rack installed on your vehicle include:

  • Weight Limit
  • The Intended Use
  • Strength & Durability
  • Product Installation & Support
  • Low Profile
  • Type of Materials Used
  • Accompanying Accessories


If you’re looking for a roof rack and aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Contact our team to learn more about our roof rack options and to get help with your roof rack installation.

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