This article will give you a deeper insight on using car roof carriers effectively.


Load capacity of most roof carriers
There’s a solution to every adventurous, holidaying family seeking more boot space for campers,
cycles and the like. A good car roof carrier lets you carry more stuff.


Before you can understand the load capacity, let’s go over the physics of load carrying. To
understand the weight restrictions, we need to recognize the static and dynamic rating. In simple
terms, static rating is how much load a car can carry when the vehicle is at station (not moving),
which is typically more than dynamic rating. This is basically because the weight of the load carried
in the car while moving is dispersed through the entire frame of the vehicle.


While the load capacity varies from the model and type of the car, it depends if the vehicle is a SUV,
sedan or a hatchback type. On average, any car can carry about 165 pounds or in simple calculation,
most roofs can take a load of about 20 pound per square feet.


Construction material of the roof carrier
The material, the brand and carriers with aerodynamic profiles are all factors that are considered in
choosing a roof carrier. Aluminium constructed roof racks are more expensive than steel for its anti-
rust property and the lesser load that it exerts onto the car itself. The premium brands in the
industry are THULE roof bars or WHISPBAR roof racks. Professionals at Autodrome can assist you
with the best choice for your car.


Stability
Even though the materials are light weight and have aerodynamic profiles with respect to surfboards
or canoes, the roof rack still adds a degree of weight and aerodynamic drag to your vehicle. Despite
being a small amount it affects fuel efficiency of the vehicle.