In part 2 of our Transport Solutions mini series we’re going to take a look at Roof Boxes. Fitting a Roof Box transforms the load carrying capacity of your car, freeing up space inside the cabin and making for a more pleasant and safer trip.
They’re ideal if you have bulky stuff to carry such as pushchairs, golf clubs or camping gear. They’re also dead handy if you’re bringing dogs with you – not that we’re suggesting the dogs should go in the Roof Box of course! Roof boxes come in a range of shapes, styles, sizes and are available to suit a wide range of budgets.
If you’re purchasing a Roof Box there are a number of factors you should consider in order to pick the best model for you.
What do you intend to carrying in the roofbox? check their dimensions then check the Roof Box dimensions to make sure it will fit
Some Roof Boxes only open at the rear, some open on one side and some open on both sides. Rear opening boxes are best suited to cars with hatch backs so that you can get access to the box from the back of the car. For saloons and estates side opening boxes would be preferable. If you intend driving overseas then a box that opens on both sides would be best so that you can always access the box from the pavement no matter what side of the road you are driving on.
Roof Boxes can vary greatly in price and also in quality. Some boxes have a 12 month warranty and some have a 5 year warranty. How frequently you intend using the Roof Box may influence the amount you spend.
In addition to these important points, we’ve also put together a video answering the most frequently asked questions we get asked here at Micksgarage.com.