Choosing the Right Roof Rack for Your Vehicle

Choosing the Right Roof Rack for Your Vehicle

Kelowna and the Okanagan are home to some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in British Columbia. Whether you are planning a mountain biking adventure, ski trip, kayaking excursion, or hiking the many trails, a roof rack will help you take all the gear and equipment you need on your trip. Not sure which roof rack is suitable for your vehicle? Read on to learn about choosing a roof rack that’s right for your needs.


See It in Person

Ordering a roof rack online may be convenient but checking out the various options firsthand can make a big difference. You can avoid the hassle of trial and error shipping back and forth to a warehouse by checking the many options we offer in our showroom. You’ll be able to talk with an expert, learn how to use the rack, and find the perfect choice for your needs.

Check the Weight

Roof racks add weight to the carrying capacity of your automobile. Each vehicle has a specific amount of weight that is safe for operation. Check your owner’s manual or manufacturer website to determine how much weight you can add - including the roof rack and the gear you plan to take on your trip. 


You can minimize the weight added to your car by picking a roof rack constructed of aluminum instead of steel. In most cases, a well-made aluminum cargo carrier will weigh much less and provide as much strength as a steel model.


Consider the Accessories

Many roof rack manufacturers offer various accessories that add versatility. Look for a brand that provides components to handle everything you need on each trip you take. Some accessory options include mounts for rooftop tents, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles and much more. 


Make sure the roof rack model you choose works with the broadest range of accessories. Keep in mind that some brands require you to use accessories from the same manufacturer. 


Your Adventure Awaits

Choosing roof racks in Kelowna doesn’t have to be difficult, and the right choice will enhance your outdoor exploits. Check the weight restrictions for your vehicle and choose a cargo carrier that allows you to carry the gear you need. Look for accessories that make your roof rack a versatile addition to your recreation plans.


It’s also essential to see the options up close. We offer a large inventory of roof racks you can see, touch, and try out. To learn more, contact us today.


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United Hitch & Truck Accessories

107-2631 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC

V1X 7Z3


Monday - Friday        08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 

Saturday                    Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19 

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  • Penticton

  • Vernon

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  • South Okanagan

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  • West Kootenay


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