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Bike Racks for Cars -How to Avoid Making the Mistake I Made Believe me, shopping for Bike Racks for Cars was no easy task when I first set out to buy a bike rack for my minivan. I thought I would find exactly what I was looking for. Well after buying one, only to find out that it wasn’t right for my Daihatsu, I returned it and began my search all over again. So, my message is that it’s very important to find a bike rack that is exactly suited to your needs AND to your vehicle. Some people will be looking for a hitch mount bike racks, or a tire mount bike rack, perhaps a 4 bike rack while others might need a truck bed bike rack.

It depends on   

your car, your needs and the type of bikes you have

For larger families, you might be looking for car bike racks that can carry more than one bike, so you would look for a 4 bike rack or 3 bike rack carrier. For those keen mountain bikers heading out into rougher terrain, you would need something a lot more rough and tough like a hitch mount bike rack!

Just make sure that when choosing bike racks for cars, you keep in mind the vehicle that you want to attach it too. I learned the hard way. Always contact the manufacturer to find out if the model you like is actually going to fit your car. Before you “go shopping” below, print off the checklist or at least go through the checklist which can help you narrow down your search. Bike Racks for Cars Search Results Herse that checklist I was talking about above. It will really help you narrow down your search.

10 Point Checklist 1. How often are you going to use the bike rack? (Trunk mount bike racks are easy to clip on and off) 2. Can you only access luggage from the trunk of your car and do you need to get in and out of the trunk often? (You might consider a roof top bike rack or a swing away hitch mount bike rack)


3. How many bikes do you need to carry on the bike rack? (There are 4 bike racks carriers right down to a single bike rack carrier) 4. Is the bike rack for just one car? (Some people use one bike rack on 2 different cars and certain models will not be suitable for 2 different cars) 5. Are you going to be leaving your car and bike rack in areas prone to theft? (Trunk mount bike racks can easily be removed along with your bikes) 6. What is the best position for the bike and are you able to reach that part? 7. Do you have a standard bike or is it a tandem or recumbent? (Make sure you get a model that will fit your bike) 8. Do you have a tow hitch fitted to your car. (This is right for the hitch mount bike rack) 9. Do you have a SUV or off road type vehicle with a spare tire? (Good for tire mount bike rack) 10. How much money are you prepared to spend? (Cheapest tend to be strap on bike racks but are bad for security)

To start your hunt, click on the link at the middle of the page or go directly to the Bike Racks for Cars department on Amazon. Be sure to read all the reviews right at the bottom of each rack that is being advertised. The give you a lot of honest insight into what people liked and didn’t like. Also, be sure to check out more articles on this site since we cover a variety of questions that people often ask when choosing Bike Racks For Cars. Dive in and get the information you want.

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Bike Racks for Cars -How to Avoid Making the Mistake I Made  

Believe me, shopping for Bike Racks for Cars was no easy task when I first set out to buy a bike rack for my minivan. I thought I would find...

Bike Racks for Cars -How to Avoid Making the Mistake I Made  

Believe me, shopping for Bike Racks for Cars was no easy task when I first set out to buy a bike rack for my minivan. I thought I would find...

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