Car roof racks are very useful if you want to add extra luggage capacity to your car. They’re also great if you plan on going skiing, surfing, or biking in the future since they allow for easy transportation of larger goods that wouldn’t otherwise fit into your vehicle.
For most Kiwi holidaymakers, a summer weekend trip with the family in New Zealand is done by car. The boot full to the brim and roof rack packed with camping equipment and bikes while trikes or surfboards strapped on top make this experience memorable.
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Things you should consider when Buying Car Roof Racks
There are different types of roof bars that you may want to invest in.
On the other hand, if you want to carry your surfboard or skis then a specialist carrier would be best fitted for this job. We recommend checking out our list below of some reliable carriers.
If you own a newer model car, chances are there are already roof bars installed. If not, all vehicles have spaces where lateral-fitting racks can be attached to the frame of the car. However if your “clean” or smooth roofs don’t have any pre-installed fitting area then you’ll need a specific type of car roof bar. It is worth investing if you’re a keen cyclist also.
There are some universal roof racks available on the market as well which can be installed on most vehicles. We have listed some universal roof racks in this blog
The Best Car Roof Racks in NZ
1. Universal Roof Rack Basket Heavy duty
This Universal Roof Rack is designed to handle all your cargo needs. The universal roof basket is made of heavy-duty steel construction and it comes with a tie-down kit for extra security.
This roof rack basket can hold up to 100 kg of weight so you will be able to carry anything from luggage, sports equipment, camping gear, tools and more. It has an anti-corrosion coating which makes it durable and long-lasting.
2. Universal Roof Rack Basket Car Top Luggage
This Roof Rack Basket Car is designed for you to conveniently carry your goods. It can be easily mounted with four universal U-bolts. It is made of high-grade steel, which ensures its long service life. You can use it to carry up to 350 kg of weight. This car roof rack basket is easily mounted on most vehicles.
3. Universal Roof Rack Basket Car Top Luggage Rack
Universal Roof Rack Basket is a great addition to anyone’s vehicle. The roof rack basket can be easily assembled and removed in minutes, so you can quickly take it with you on your next adventure. It includes 2 built-in roof bars that easily latch onto the car top carrier bar. This universal roof rack basket car top carrier has a weight capacity of 70 KG.
4. Tuff Rack Roof Rack Low 135mm
TuffRack roof racks are designed to be strong, lightweight and easy to use. They are the perfect solution for carrying your gear safely and securely on top of your vehicle.
They are designed to fit most vehicles with gutters and can be adjusted from 105cm to 150cm wide, so they can fit a wide range of vehicles. It is made in New Zealand and carries up to 160kg loads.
5. Roof Luggage Rack
This roof luggage Rack is a 2-piece construction that will fit most vehicles with T or U bolts. It has powder-coated steel construction and a maximum loading capacity of 80kg. This luggage rack is easy to assemble. It is great for transporting your luggage on top of your vehicle while you’re travelling, camping or just going out for a day trip.
6. Sports 4Pcs Saddle Kayak Roof Rack Kayak Carrier
Sports 4Pcs Roof Rack is ideal for carrying your kayak on top of your vehicle. The roof rack is made of high-strength aluminium and stainless steel with rubber pads to protect the surface of cars, vans and SUVs from scratches or damage. Arms could be adjustable to fit different vehicles’ cross bars (up to 3″ wide). It’s lightweight but strong enough and easy to install.
7. ProMarine Car Roof Rack Pads – Self Inflating
The ProMarine Car Roof Rack Pads – Self Inflating are a multi-purpose, universal roof bar load capacity of 80kg. The self-inflating air pads will protect your car from scratches and dents while transporting your gear on the roof. These water-resistant, non-slip rubberized pads can be used on any type of vehicle whether you’re transporting surfboards, kayaks or luggage.