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Get all the room you need inside your car by putting your bikes, cargo or kayak on your rooftop. Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola and Malone roof racks are built to the highest quality specifications to accommodate all your cargo needs.

Thule, Yakima and Rhino Rack offer roof bike racks in the traditional fork mount style or in the easy to load, wheel mount style.

Cargo baskets from Rola, Rhino Rack, Yakima and Thule offer a great looking way to get your cargo out of your vehicle and safely carry it on your trip. Roof cargo bags and roof boxes can also be used if you would like some waterproof or water resistant protection for your cargo.

If you need to carry bulky skis, snowboards, kayak or a canoe, putting it on the roof is a great option to unclutter your vehicle and keep the gear safe. We offer Yakima and Thule ski racks and watersport carriers that are sturdy and safe for all your cargo needs.




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We offer custom fit roof racks from Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola, Inno and Whispbar that will be a perfect fit for your vehicle. Just enter your year make and model above. We also offer a full line of roof rack accessories, including roof bike racks, roof cargo baskets, roof cargo boxes, kayak and canoe carriers, roof bags, ski racks and snowboard racks. If you need to do some roof rack repairs, we also carry replacement parts for all the roof and cargo racks.


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Kia Optima Roof Rack Videos

Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2014 Kia Optima we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Vortex Arrow Crossbars. The part number for our crossbars today is RRVA126B-2. For our foot pack we're using RRRLKVA, and for our fit kit for our Optima we're using DK283. We have all 3 pieces, our crossbar, foot pack, and then our fit kit here, the clamp and the rubber portion on the bottom. These are a great aerodynamic bar. They're available in silver as well with the same part number, just replace the B with S.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Yakima round bar roof rack system, using part numbers Y00409, Y00635, Y00605, and Y00124. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll grab our front bar, and place it onto the front part of our roof. To insure that we have this bar in the correct location, we need to measure 8 1/2 inches from the leading edge of the windshield, to the closest point of the foot pack. We'll do this measurement on both sides of the vehicle, to insure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have it in place, we can then tighten the thumb screw on the inside of our foot pack, and then close the lid to secure our clamp around our roof line. With our front bar secured, we'll open our rear doors, and grab our rear bar. We'll place it onto the rear part of our roof. To insure that we have this bar in the correct location, we need to measure 32 inches from the center of our front bar to the center of our rear bar. We'll do this measurement on both sides to insure that our feet are in line with each other, and that our bars are parallel. Once we have it in place, we can then repeat the same tightening process that we did at the front. That completes today's test fit for the Yakima round bar roof rack system, using part numbers Y00409, Y00635, Y00605, and Y00124, on our 2013 Kia Optima.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll betest fitting the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB58, TH480, and THKIT1629.With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll grab our frontbar and place it onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this broughtin the correct location, we need to measure 9 inches from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our footpack. We'll do this measurement for both sides of the vehicle to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have our front bar in place, we can then use the included Allen tool to tighten down the Allen bolt, which will tighten our clamp around the roof line of our car. Once we have this side tightened, we can slide the Allen tool back into the foot pack and close the lid.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima well be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system using part #: THARV53, part #: TH480R and part #: THKIT1629. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions well begin our test fit by opening both front doors. Well place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this bar on the correct location we need to measure nine inches from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our foot pack well do this measurement on both sides to make sure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have it in place we can open up the lid and use the included Allen tool to tighten the Allen bolt which will secure the clamp around the roof line of our Optima. Well do this for both sides of the vehicle.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Kia Optima

Today on this 2010 Kia Optima were going to do a test fit of the Yakima Load Bar System. Were using the Yakimas Q towers and the 48-inch long load bars. Now we have our load bars already assembled per the instruction so all we do is place them on of the vehicle. First off, well go ahead and open up the doors and we'll place our first crossbar on the roof. All right, well take our first bar, well put it towards the windshield and then well put it in our final position. All right, to spot our first crossbar were going to measure from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of the Q tower.





Kia Optima Roof Bike Racks Videos

RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts TieRod Stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing the Stretch directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the rubber coated straps around our front load bar, remove the black plastic cover, and fit the straps back into the head of the carrier. We can then use an Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt which will tighten our straps around our front bar. With the straps tight, we can then replace our black plastic cover. We'll remove one of the Allen bolts to bring our clamp around our rear bar. We'll fit the Allen bolt through the clamp, and then tighten both Allen bolts down with an Allen key. With the front and rear secured, we can go ahead and undo our rear strap, and make sure our skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike, place it onto our bike rack, and drop our front forks down onto our skewer. We'll secure the bike first by tightening our skewer, and then move to the rear, and tighten the wheel strap. With our bike all loaded up, we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Rockymounts TieRod Stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011, on our 2013 Kia Optima. .



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader wheel mounted bike rack, part number Y02103. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Frontloader directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll make sure that our clamps are around our front bar. Then we can use the hand knob on the front end to tighten our clamps around our front crossbar. Here at the rear, we'll bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, drop the t-bolt through the appropriate slot, and then tighten it down with the t-handle on top. With the front and rear secured, we can undo our rear wheel strap, and open up our wheel cradle at the front. We'll grab our bike, place it onto our bike rack. We'll secure it first here at the front wheel. At the rear wheel, we can simply tighten with the wheel strap. With our bike all loaded up, we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit for the Yakima Frontloader wheel mounted bike rack, part number Y02103, on our 2013 Kia Optima. .



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack, part number Y02098. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing our Forklift directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll bring our front clamp around our front bar, drop the t-bolt through the appropriate slots, and tighten using the t-handle. Then we can remove our skewer. We'll slide the slotted bracket up around our t-handle, and re-install our skewer. Here at the rear, we'll bring our rear bracket around our rear bar, drop the t-bolt through the appropriate slot, and then use the t-handle to secure it around our rear bar. We'll go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap, and make sure our skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike, place it onto our bike rack, and drop our front forks down onto our skewer. We'll secure the bike first by tightening our skewer, and then move to the rear, and tighten with the wheel strap. Just like that, our bike's all loaded up, and we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit for the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack, part number Y02098, on our 2013 Kia Optima. .



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Kia Optima we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mountain Bike Rack Part No. TH-599XTR. With the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Big Mouth directly on to our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring our clamps around our front bar, fit the two slots through the clamp and use the wing nut on top to tighten it down. We'll do this for both clamps at the front of our carrier. Here at the rear we'll undo one of the wing nuts to bring our clamp around our rear bar. We'll feed the brackets through the bolts and then make sure both wing nuts are tight around our bar. Then we can undo our wheel strap and make sure our frame jaw is open.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima we will be test fitting the Swagman Rooftop bike rack, part number S64720. With a Thule rapid traverse roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform, we'll take a U-bolt and feed it around the underside of our load bar, well bring the U-bolts back up through the platform and secure it in place with two wing nuts. We can then repeat that process for the other side of the front platform. Here at the rear we'll drop the U-bolt through the top of our bike rack, making sure that U-bolt go around our rear load bar then we can fit our bracket through the bolts and tighten in place with the wing nuts. With the front and rear secured, we can go ahead and open up our frame jaws and undo each wheel strap. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack and we'll secure it first by bringing the frame jaws up around the lower part of the frame and using the hand knob to secure it. We'll then move to each wheeland tighten with the wheel strap.With our bike all loaded up we are ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Swagman Rooftop bike rack, part number S64720 on our 2013 Kia Optima. .



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Speaker: Today on out 2013 Kia Optima we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mountain Bike Rack Part No. S-64710. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the fork down directly on to our load bars. Here at the front platform we'll bring our U-bolts around the underside of our load bars picking them up through the platform and securing them in place with the wing nuts. We'll do this for both U-bolts at the front platform. Here at the rear we'll take our U-bolt and drop it through the top of our bike rack. We'll fit the bolts through our bracket and secure it with a wing nut. With the front and rear secured we can go ahead and undo our rear wheel strap and loosen up our skewer at the front.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. With the Thule rapid reverse roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the tierod directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we remove the black plastic cover, we'll bring a rubber coated straps around our front bar and secure our straps in the head of our carrier. We can then use an Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt which will tighten our straps around our front bar. Once that's done we can then replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll undo the Allen bolts to bring our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll place the Allen bolt through the holes in the clamp and tighten our rear clamp around our rear bar with our Allen key.





Kia Optima Roof Cargo Carrier Videos



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 rooftop cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet in black, part number Y07193. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. With the feet attached to the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our crossbars. With the box situated the way we like, we can move the key to the unlock position, push the red button, and open the lid of our box. We'll tighten the two hand knobs on the side of the box to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Rocketbox is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.





Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S.With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars. Once we have the box set, we can then open the passenger side of the box and tighten the hand knobs to secure the two feet on this side of the box around the bars. When you hear a clicking or ratcheting sound, that means that your clamp is tight around your bar. Another great feature of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten the two remaining hand knobs.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium rooftop cargo box, measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number th634b. With the tule rapid reverse roof rack system assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each load bar. Once we have the box set, we can open the passenger side and tighten the two hand knobs on the side of the box to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of this box is that it lets you know when your clamps are tight around your bars, by making a clicking noise. Once you hear that, you're ready to move on to your next foot.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 16cubic feet in matte black,part number TH615. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so for our video today we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system installedonto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulsedirectly onto our load bars. We'll open the box and place our feet to the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our load bars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten each one around our bars. With all four of those tight, our box is loaded up and secured and we're ready to go.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH614. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so for our video today we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system assembledonto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. We'll open the box and place our feet to the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our load bars. We can thenuse the hand knobsto tighten each footone around thebars. With all four of those tight, our box is secured to our roof rackand we're ready to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop cargo box, measuring 21 cubic feet, in aeroskin black, part number th626. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Force directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars. We'll open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver side, open the box and tighten the two the remaining hand knobs. With all four feet tight our box is secured to our roof rack and we're ready to go.







Kia Optima Ski and Snowboard Racks Videos

Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima we'll be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a six ski or four board capacity. With a Yakima Roundbar roof rack system assembled on our vehicle, we'll being our test fit by placing half of our carrier onto our front crossbar. Once we have it in place here on the passenger side we can bring the rubber coated strap around the crossbar fitting it back into the foot of the carrier, we can then clamp it shut. Then we'll repeat the process for the other side. We'll push the over sized button here on the end of our carrier to open our jaws. On the inside we'll flip up the thumb tabs, tighten them and then push them back down.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a six ski or four board capacity, part number WB-300. With a Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half our carrier onto our front crossbar. Once we have it situated on the bar where we like, we can bring our straps around the bar fitting them back into the foot of carrier and then clamping them shut. We'll press the over-sized button here on the end of our carrier to open our jaw, move to the driver's side and on the inside of our carrier bring our strap around and fit it back into the foot of the carrier. With our jaw open we can flip up the thumb screw on the inside, tighten it and then flip it back down. This is the last step in securing our strap around our bar. We want to be sure to do this for both sides of the carrier here at the front. We'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. We want to make sure it is in line with our front half, then we can repeat the same tighten process we used at the front. With our jaws open, we'll grab our snowboard and place it onto our carrier, followed by our skis, then we can close the jaws firmly over our gear. Just like that we are all loaded up and ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number WB-300, on our 2013 Kia Optima.





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Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Optima

Today on our 2013 Kia Optima, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity, part number TH810. With the Thule Rapid Traverseroof rack system assembled ontoour vehicle,we'll take half of our carrier and place it onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated strap around our front bar, fitit back into the foot of the carrier and use the little hand knob to tighten it around the bar. We can then repeat this process for the other side. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. We'll want to make sure that the rear half is in line with the front half.





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