Roof Racks 101: Everything You Need to Know
Cramming too much baggage into your Nissan? You could probably use a little more cargo space. There's an easy solution to the problem, one that doesn't involve making your passengers uncomfortable. Install cargo accessories -- above all, a roof rack and cross bar system.
Some call them "luggage racks" while others refer to them as "roof rail systems," but naming aside, there's a set of traits common to all three; they double as reasons why having one is worth it.
Reasons to Buy
For one, whereas older roof racks might have been made of wood, today's are exceptionally durable, most often comprised of rugged metals like steel or aluminum. This means that not only are they dependable supports for cargo. They're also reliable weight distributors.
Secondly, they provide plenty of tie-down points for luggage security. This makes transporting gear even easier. They even double as kayak racks or bike racks, making them great for hauling outdoor equipment.
Third and finally, their main parts are no more than conveniently modular towers and feet, making them a breeze to install, connectable in a snap using an included fitting kit. Some automotive brands even include locks to help prevent theft.
So, which roof rack is best for your Nissan vehicle? That depends on the body style you're driving. Some of the brand's sedans and hatchbacks have them, as do most Nissan SUVs. However, many of its coupes and sports cars don't. If your model supports one, though, the genuine article will fit it best.
Why Buy a Genuine OEM Roof Rack
Nissan designs and builds them to spec for its models, meaning one made for your car, truck, SUV, or van will fit it perfectly. The aftermarket can't always make the same claim.
Where to Order One for Your Nissan
Online, right here at our auto parts store. We've also got the required installation parts, too, not to mention other cargo-management options, like cargo trays. Just browse our catalog by model and year to find what you need more easily. Order now to take advantage of fast shipping and delivery right to your door.
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