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How to Accessories Your Car

Hello! My name is Andy. When I purchased my first car, I didn't really think about how I could accessorise it. I was so focused on making sure that I the tyres were inflated to the correct pressure, that the engine was in good condition and the exhaust system was working well. However, one day when I was driving around the streets of Sydney, I noticed a guy in the same model car as me. However, his looked much better. It had customised seat covers, a metal gear shift stick and custom decals on the bodywork. I got talking with him, and he recommended a place I could buy my own auto accessories. Now, my car looks great. I decided to start this blog so I could share my passion for auto accessories with others.


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How to Avoid Issues When You Fit a Roof Rack

Although the ubiquitous ute is one of the bestselling vehicles in the country, it may not be for you. After all, you may love the car that you have and cannot imagine driving a truck of any kind, no matter how popular they may be. Nevertheless, there is a limit to what you can safely carry in the boot or passenger cabin of a car, and if this is a growing problem for you, you may want to buy a roof rack. Before you go ahead, what should you bear in mind?


The most important rule here is to read the regulations first. It's never a good idea to overload a roof rack, but you can easily do this without being too careless. For example, always be aware of the maximum allowable weight stipulated by the vehicle manufacturer. It's not unusual for this to be lower than the maximum weight stated by the roof rack provider, so just be aware.

Height Issues

If you drive a crossover of some kind, you might like to take note of its revised height once the roof rack is fitted, especially if you will be carrying items on top of the rack on a regular basis. Otherwise, you may be in for a nasty surprise as you pull into your garage for the first time. You may not have realised that this was a tight fit before, but now you've got some damage to prove it.

Careful Attachment

When you are fitting the roof rack, make sure that you get two people involved in the job. Always ensure that it is attached correctly, using the recommended torque settings, and use copper grease to protect the bolts and fittings. This grease has anti-seize properties and will protect those vital components from adverse weather.

Proper Security

Many people choose to fit a roof rack because they love surfing or canoeing and want to be able to carry their equipment on weekends. Whenever you carry anything with aerodynamic properties like this, make sure that you tie it down securely to the front and back of the car, as well as to the roof rack itself. Otherwise, you may experience a considerable amount of 'lift' as you're driving down the highway at speed, and this can cause damage before you know it.

Buying the Right Product

There are many different types of roof racks on the market. Make sure that you buy one that is designed for your type of vehicle, and get advice from your parts supplier before you proceed.