What’s the difference between a roof rack and trunk rack? Both racks hold your gear in place firmly and are easy to install. However, if you’re having trouble deciding, here are a few things for you to ponder:
Generally less expensive, portable, are low to the ground making them easy to access. Ideal for occasional use.
While attached they can prevent access to the hatch back opening or trunk of your vehicle.
Bikes, boats, skis, snowboards, SUP and Surf boards, cargo boxes & baskets.
Extremely versatile, more secure and stable when traveling. Does not block access to trunk or hatch.
Some hoisting and reaching required to install. May not fit in low-clearance garages.
Remember – these are pretty generalized comparisons but should help you make the best car rack decision to suit your needs.
When deciding on any rack, you should consider what you’ll be transporting. Trunk racks are great for cars that need to carry 2 – 3 bikes around on short trips on the weekend. Trunk racks can be installed and uninstalled with little fuss, making them great for use by families on the go.
Brands we carry trunk racks from are Yakima, Thule and Saris.