Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Which Roof Rack System Will Fit My Car?

Roof Rack System

It's always a big question not just because it is a matter of a perfect fit, but also because it is usually accompanied with “which is the best roof rack for my car”. Read on to see how this knotty problem is resolved.

The way to finding the which roof rack system will fit your car as well as the best roof rack system for your car is to first check out the best roof rack system for any car and then see if they have a model that is specifically designed for your car.

That's right! Each roof rack manufacturer makes minor variations in their roof rack design so a particular model will fit a particular brand and model of vehicle. For example, each roof rack manufacturer will have a roof rack specifically manufactured for (say) Landrover and for a specific model too. The way they do this (usually) by separately marketing roof rack accessories i.e. 'shoes' or 'fit kit'. The bars of the roof rack remain the same but the shoes that anchor the bars to the car or vehicle vary slightly depending on the size and shape of each car or vehicle.

Which is why you first find the best roof racks in the market and then tell the salesperson which vehicle you need them for. They will outfit you with the roof rack and the appropriate fit kit for your vehicle. Once you've got that in hand, you can either fit the roof rack yourself or have it fitted at the nearest automotive garage.

Before you start checking for the best roof rack system, here's a tip: look up your vehicle manual and read up on the section on roof racks – specifically your vehicle's weight carrying capacity on the roof. You need to do this because you can't just dump loads and loads of stuff onto your new roof rack. Doing so will cause your vehicle roof to collapse – after all, they don't have a 'pillar' in the middle to hold up the roof. Your vehicle's roof is supported by 4 rather flimsy pieces of metal at the 4 corners. So any excessive load placed in the middle of the roof rack will first cause the roof rack to collapse in the middle and in turn, the centre of the roof of your vehicle will also cave in looking rather ugly and be expensive to repair. So read up your vehicle manual before you head out to buy or order your first roof rack.

That said, roof racks typically distribute their load towards the outer frame of the vehicle's roof. But again, weight specification apply so read up on your vehicle's load bearing specifications first.

Here are two of the best Roof Racks Sydney systems in Australia and all of these can be view and purchased at https://www.barsnracks.com.au/:

1. Whispbar Flush Bar Roof-Rack System

Definitely one of the best roof rack systems for your vehicle. It's optimised 'S' shaped aerodynamic bar almost eliminates wind drag and wind related noise. Thanks to their Smart Fill(TM) technology, these roof racks are also easy to attach and remove.

2. Yakima RailGrab Kit (58" Bars + 4 Towers)

Yakima manufacturers the awesome 'Tower-and-crossbar kit' for the roof rack system and it's versatile design accommodates vehicles with raised or flush side rails. Also, Yakima Roof Racks with a low profile that give you that integrated look for your roof rack.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Why Should You Consider Installing a Rhino Roof Rack On Your Off-road Vehicle?

Rhino Roof Rack

These days there is a wide choice of roof racks available – from cheap Chinese imports that might not last the journey, to amazingly well designed, rugged roof racks made right here in Australia.

So as a vehicle owner needing to install a roof rack your choice should ideally be dictated by two things – purpose of the roof rack and quality. Purpose? You wonder if roof racks are used for purpose other than carrying things. Well no, but they are purpose built to carry certain type of things. For example, there are roof racks purpose designed to carry kayaks or skies or bikes and so forth.

The one brand name that stands out both in terms of design and quality is Rhino. Let us see why you should consider installing a Rhino roof rack on your off-road vehicle.

Rhino roof racks easy to install, are rugged, economically priced, and have a lower wind resistant quotient. As a standard, Rhino roof racks are powder coated silver or black and include keys and locks as accessories. Rhino roof racks are versatile enough to fit bare roofs or roofs pre-fitted with rack studs.

More reasons why you should consider installing a Rhino roof rack on your off-road vehicle include the fact that Rhino roof rack base components are available to order as part of a complete rack or separately. There are also Leg Kits available for each type of roof rack and to fit any vehicle you might have. Additionally, all Rhino products are covered with lifetime warranty.

If the purpose of installing roof racks is to carry your snowboards or skies, then the Rhino Ski Snowboard Racks and Rhino snowboard carriers make an ideal choice. Rhino ski racks and snowboard racks can hold up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. Rhino has paid attention to detail and designed oversized buttons and knobs to make it easy to put or remove your skies despite wearing gloves or mittens. Even the locks are easy to operate.

If you need more reasons to consider why you should consider installing a Rhino Roof Racks Sydney on your off-road vehicle, know that Rhino also manufacturers bike racks and these can carry just about any bike frame style or type. In fact, Rhino bike racks are designed to mount on either car roof or trailer hitch receivers with ease. The Rhino Bike Rack fastens to your car roof with ease and you can carry your bikes upright.

Add or removing bikes from your Rhino bike carrier is easy thanks to the low height clearance and wide spacing between trays. In fact, customers claim that they can load and unloaded their bikes in seconds.

If on the other hand, you are looking to carry suitcases and holiday gear, consider the Rhino Roof-top Cargo Box. These are spacious , very rugged and aerodynamically designed. The Rhino Roof-top Cargo Box is available in four different sizes and each either black or silver coated.

For more 4WD Equipment Sydney and also the best place to buy this, visit Bars-n-racks retail outlet or shop online here: http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tips for Installation Of Roof Rack on your Vehicle

Roof Rack

While most people get their roof racks installed at the local auto-garage, it is not too difficult to do it yourself especially if you are used to doing things around the house and are handy with a spanner, wrench or screwdriver. Read on to see how easy it is to install a roof rack on your vehicle – even it is bare roofed.

Even if your vehicle is bare roofed and does not have a factory installed rack, all you need is the rack itself, a fit kit, a foot pack, and crossbars that's it. While the installation process itself is easy, depending on the vehicle, there are only slight variations to the installation process.

Tip: If yours is a small 2-door vehicle, ask for the short-roof adapter. These will increase the roof rack’s carrying capacity and also increase the gap between crossbars so that they are adequately spaced and ensure better weight distribution.

A 'Fit kit' is a custom-designed kit that ensures the best fit for your particular vehicle brand and model. It usually consists of a 4 strong clamps that fasten to the edges of your vehicle roof along with pads that contour to your vehicle’s roof.

The foot packs have four 'feet' and the Podium-style foot packs are most popular. Once these feet are fitted to the roof of your vehicle, you connect the fit kit meant for your particular vehicle and attach the rack’s crossbars.

You vehicle might either have a factory-installed roof rack mount locations or, it might have raised roof rails. In either of these two cases, the roof rack installation process is slightly different.

Installation of a roof rack:

First-off, there are several different types of roof racks e.g. Bike roof racks, Kayak roof racks and so forth. Let us see how each of these is installed.

The Bike Roof Rack: A roof-mounted bike racks come in two pieces, the roof rack and the actual bike rack. The bike rack is fitted to the roof rack and it holds the bike in place. If you have two bikes to carry, you buy two bike racks.

Tip: Buy a lock along with each Custom Roof Rack.

The Kayak Roof Racks

You're in luck if you have a vehicle that is shorter in height because lifting a Kayak over your head to place it on top of your vehicle requires quite a bit of physic and strength.

Tip: If you are short or your vehicle is over 5.5' in height, you might want to buy a 1.5' tall and sufficiently broad stool. You will need it when loading and offloading your kayaks.

Tip: Before you buy a Kayak carrier, measure the roof of your vehicle's roof – length and width. You want to be sure the Kayaks are going to fit the roof with only a feet or so jutting out at the front and rear. The Kayak carrier too has to be sufficiently long so as to accommodate the Kayaks. Also remember to buy straps to hold the Kayaks in place. For one or two Kayaks, shorter straps should be okay but also consider the Kayak's width, length and depth when selecting your straps and bar spread.

Finally, the best place to buy Rola Roof Rack is Bars-n-racks at Sydney and their branch locations spread across Australia.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Whispbar Roof Rack System Features And Benefits

Whispbar Roof Rack

Whisbar roof racks systems are way ahead of any other roof-mounted carrier system for your vehicle – both in terms of design and in terms of strength. With their unique aerofoil-shaped bar, the sheer quality of design and materials used as well as the finish sets it miles ahead of its nearest competitor. Let's check out why Whispbar roof rack systems are so good.

You realise you are using a superior roof rack system the moment you start installing the Whispbar roof rack because one of its features is the space they keep behind and in front of each location where nut or bolt has to be inserted and tightened. The space is important because you have to be able to insert a spanner or other available tool to tighten the bolt and you need adequate space to work. Trust us, we've seen too many roof rack systems (especially the Chinese made ones) where there is inadequate or down-right no space to work with and it can be quite frustrating.

The premium feature and benefit of buying a Whispbar roof rack system is the aluminium wing-shaped crossbar called the “Whispbar”. It incorporates a revolutionary space age design that nearly eliminates the otherwise irritating whistling sound caused by air moving past the roof rack. The added advantage to the design is that it also nearly eliminates wind drag and therefore does not increase your fuel consumption – though to be honest, we are referring to an empty roof rack. Once you put luggage on top, there will naturally be wind drag.

Quality costs. Whispbar roof racks are certainly not cheap but they definitely are value for money. Part of the benefit from having the S-wing system is that it can be used for every roof type, including flush mounted roof rails, raised roof rails, T-tracks, clamp on systems, Fixpoints and even cars with gutters. Just buy the right adopter kit when you – it’s just a question of which adapter kit you use. With a bit of luck you’ll only need to buy a new adapter kit when you buy the Whispbar and you are ready.

Yet another feature offered by the Whisbar brand of Roof Racks Sydney is that they let you choose the style of bar that suits the look of your car, truck or 4x4. For example, “flush bar” has 'feet' at the end of the cross bar and looks awesome on a sedan. But here's a little secret, for maximum load carrying capacity and flexibility you might want to choose the “through bar” - it's simply more street smart.

If your car is your pride and joy, it might be worthwhile to check out the Rola Roof Rack systems and you can do so online here: http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Monday, 28 August 2017

Rhino Roof Racks - Safe and Secure Accessories For Your Automobile

Rhino Roof Racks

Every family with an automobile requires a roof rack for their vehicle. There's load's of stuff to be carried. Cycles, kayaks, skies, tents, fuel cans, camp chairs and not forgetting vehicle accessories required to pull the vehicle out of tough spots - in fact, a family outing into the Australian outback would probably be carrying enough luggage to fill a mini-van.

Fact is, a roof rack can come handy even during routine shopping expeditions – e.g. buying a ladder. You can't shove a ladder into the car it will have to go onto the roof. Ditto buying a cycle or kayak or anything too big to fit inside the car. So now that we settled that you require a roof rack for your automobile, the question is which one is best suited to your needs?

There's more than one type of roof rack out there. In fact, there's dozens of different types of roof racks. Some roof racks are especially designed to carry bikes or Kayaks or Skies – they have clamps that make it easy to clamp down the bikes. Then there are what is known as 'trays' (because they look like a giant trays). These are popular general purpose roof racks. You can just chuck all sorts of things into it, strap it down and drive off.

So, roof racks can be general purpose (like the tray we mentioned above) or, specifically designed to carry certain things. After from this, they are also engineered for weight. For example some are classified as light-duty and other's heavy-duty and so forth. Obviously, these pertain to the weight they are designed to carry which by the way, in turn depends on your automobile's weight carrying capacity (refer your vehicle's manual).

When you actually visit the automobile accessory store, you will not only notice many type of roof racks, you will also notice many brands of roof racks. From cheap Chinese imports that will probably break on your first use, to expensive World Class roof racks that surpass all Australian safety standards.

One of the premier brands in roof racks is the Rhino roof rack. These are beautifully designed, safe and secure accessories for your automobile. There are several different models of Rhino Roof Rack. In fact, there are also variations depending on the make your automobile.

So what you've got to do is to figure out what you will be carrying on the roof rack, the weight of the stuff you will be carrying on the roof and whether your automobile can safely carry that much weight (refer your vehicle's manual). Also, you need to decide whether you would want it to be permanently fixed on your vehicle or you want it fixed only as and when you require to use a roof rack. Once you've got all that worked out, select a Rhino roof rack that is suited to your vehicle's make, your purpose and weight category.

You just can't go wrong in selecting a Custom Roof Rack and the best place to buy these would be http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Pros And Cons Of Using Roof Racks Of Your Vehicle For Storage When Travelling

Roof Racks

There are two sides to every roof rack. Make no mistake, while most of it are pros there can be a few cons too. Here's how to decide the best mode of carrying your luggage when travelling.

Pros to a roof rock of your vehicle for storage when travelling:
The main pro of course is the fact that a roof rack allows you to carry a lot more luggage than you normally could in your vehicle – it creates additional space.

Another pros to a roof rock of your vehicle for storage when travelling is that you can carry large and unwieldy items that would not normally fit inside your vehicle. For example a bike, or kayak or ski or a ladder, snowboards, canoes or some large items like chairs.

You can also use the roof rack to carry some stuff you don't wanna put inside your vehicle – e.g. soil for your garden or organic manure or plants or even pots for your garden.

My personal favourite is being able to put a tent on the roof of my SUV cause my wife and daughter don't wanna put their sleeping bags on the ground as they are scared of snakes and scorpions. So while poor me sleeps on the floor I pitch a tent for them inside the roof rack cradle.

On the negative or con side of things, a speciality roof rack like the ones used to carry bike, or kayak or ski or a ladder, snowboards, canoes or some large items have clamps and stuff on them. While these types of roof racks are okay for sports outing, they might not be as effective during your regular shopping trip to the local mall. For this kind of thing, a regular cradle-like roof rack is ideal which means you might have to buy two roof racks and install the speciality roof rack for carrying bikes, or kayaks or skies or a ladder, snowboards, canoes or some large items only when required.

The other con we are told is the possibility of roof rack decreasing your vehicle mileage by increasing wind resistance. When you carry bike, or kayak or ski or a ladder, snowboards, canoes or some large items, these offer severe wind resistance which in turn increases your vehicle fuel consumption. In fact, two scientists in USA Alan Meier of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Yuche Chen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory did a study on this and published a report in the journal Energy Policy.

The third con is that not all Sydney Roof Rack are created equal folks who are less informed will often go for a bargain deal which usually means a cheap Chinese rip-off. These racks are very likely to break, be poorly designed and have very short life-spans.

For ARB 4WD Accessories Sydney, please visit your local bars-n-racks car accessory outlet or visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Yakima Roof Rack For Your Vehicle That Suits Your Load Carrying Needs

Yakima Roof Rack

With a Yakima roof rack for your vehicle you just can't go wrong because it will totally suit your load carrying needs. Here's how:

Yakima's Roof Racks for cars, vans, trucks and 4x4's will fit just about every vehicle on the road – old and new, shiny sports model as well as rugged all terrain vehicles. The Yakima BaseLine and Q Tower Racks are designed for easy of installation and removal. Yup, you can remove just as easily as install them so your vehicle does not have to look ridiculous going around with an empty roof rack on the top. Fit the Yakima's Roof Rack when you need to use it and remove it when you don't. They are without doubt, one of the best roof racks available for any car.

If your vehicle has factory installed raised railings then opt for Yakima TimberLine Racks. On the other hand if you car or vehicle has flush mount rails, go for Yakima RidgeLine Racks. Yakima SkyLine Tower Racks on the other hand are best for roof tracks with factory fixed points and are even available to bolt through a cap. Some car versions have roof top rain gutters or to artificial rain gutter brackets. For these types of vehicle, opt for the Yakima 1A Rain Gutter Racks fastening system. Like we said, there a Yakima's Roof Rack System for every car, truck, van, SUV or ATV out there.

If you just want to carry your bike then instead of a roof rack, you could opt for the Yakima Bicycle Carriers, Bike Racks and Trailer Hitches. You can also opt for Spare Tire Bike Racks, Rear Trunk and Hatch Bike Racks Bicycle Carriers, Pickup Truck Bike Racks or Roof Mount Bike Carriers. These last option is available in two basic configurations - Upright Mount (you don't have to remove the wheels) and, Fork Mount (only front wheel is removed and bike is held in place by front fork).

The trunk and hatch mount racks fasten in place with rubber coated metal hooks (ideal for carbon frame bikes) and nylon or steel straps. The spare tire bike racks manufactured by Yakima fasten to pre-installed attachment plates on the rear spare tire.

Yakima Roof Rack Bicycle Carriers and Bike Racks are available in upright bicycle carriers and front fork mounted bicycle racks. Fork Mounted Bike Carriers need you to remove the front wheel of your bike whereas with the Yakima Upright Bike Mounts, you don't have to remove any wheels.

Sydney based Bars-n-racks dealer in Custom Roof Rack systems also offers Trailer Hitch Bicycle Carriers and Bike Racks with a carrying capacities of up to 5 bicycles. The hitch racks are available in 2, 3,4 and 5 bicycle configurations and include locks, cables, fold down arms, swing-away mechanisms. These bicycle carriers also have soft rubber cradles that ensure that your expensive bikes are not damaged in transport.

If you are looking for sheer convenience, then nothing beats the convenience of platform style trailer hitch bike racks. Platform style trailer hitch bike racks have low height clearance and wide spacing between trays, so you can easily load or unload bikes in seconds.

Now that you're ready to buy your Car Roof Racks Sydney for– one that suits your load carrying needs, For more information please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Sunday, 13 August 2017

How To Find The Best Towbar Accessories Suppliers In Australia?

Towbar Accessories

A towbar is required to tow something behind your vehicle – be it a trailer full of work tools, a caravan or a new camper trailer. A good tow bar with the best towbar accessories gives you the flexibility and freedom to not only get your life back on the road but to do it right.

Bars-n-racks Sydney, Australia stocks a wide range of towbars and its accessories from all the top brands manufacturing towbars (including Hayman Reese) and tow bar accessories. Hayman Reese tow bars are designed and manufactured to comply with all of Australian Design Rules and Standards. Tow balls, hitch receivers and other accessories are also available at Bars-n-racks and they are continually adding new products to the towbar range.

Hayman Reese Tow Bars are Australia’s leading tow bar manufacturer since 1951. For over 70 years now, Hayman Reese have been designing, fabricating and testing a range of vehicle towing systems. So if you are looking for a towing solution, Hayman Reese is very likely to have your towing solution for you.

Tow bar systems sold by Bars-n-racks Sydney, have the best ground clearance making them idea especially if you are heading out into the country side. All towbar systems sold by Bars-n-racks Sydney, come with lifetime product warranty and repair service supported by a wide network of branches all over Australia.Additionally, their tow bars include sockets and wiring. You also have a choice of accessories such as fuel tanks and wheel carriers.

Hayman Reese Weight Distribution System is much sought after and must have trailer accessory. It manages the load of your trailer so you don't have a problem while driving i.e. the load is evenly distributed through the vehicle’s chassis. Bars-n-racks supplies this with a lifetime warranty. Accessories available include Drop shanks, Safety chain extenders, Hitch parks, Friction sway controller, Boat trailer adaptor and the famous Dual cam high-performance™ sway controller.

While at Bars-n-racks, ask for the 'Drop Hitch'. The drop hitch is a device that eliminates the need to unhitch your caravan or boat or whatever it is that you are towing. The drop hitch provides you access to the rear of your four wheel drive without the need to unhitch your camper.

Bars-n-racks also has the Redarc Tow Pro electronic brake controller with the revolutionary inertia sensing technology. The Towbar Sydney accessory dynamically adjusts the braking of the trailer by sensing vehicle deceleration. It ensures the trailer does not push your vehicle forward when you are trying to brake. The Redarc Tow-Pro can work electrically ( electric brake actuators ) or hydraulically to control the trailers brakes.

Bars-n-racks also stocks the 'Clearview Mirror'. It has 100mm longer more surface and therefore offers a better rare view which is important when towing something. This is available in electric and manual optionj. For more Heavy Duty Towbars, please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

How To Select The Best Roof Racks System For Your Vehicles?

Roof Racks System

You walk into a roof rack retailer and see roof racks of various sizes. So which one is right for you? This article demystifies the roof rack system for you.

Most folks think big and go the biggest roof rack system they can find. Without doubt, a bigger roof rack may help you carry most of your large holiday gear, but it also takes up more roof space, adds to wind resistance, wind generated noise, and because of its large size looks kind of odd when empty and of course, it also comes with a bigger price tag.

It is therefore essential to choose a roof rack system that not only carries most of your large gear, it also fits your vehicle roof perfectly. So how do you select the best roof rack system for your vehicle? Here's how you do it:

Decoding the roof rack system by their sizes – Depending on the size of the roof rack crossbar (the width of the roof rack), here's what you could carry:

A standard 50” wide roof rack system will carry up to 4 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 8 pairs of skis or, one 40” cargo box and a bike. Now aint that something? And this is just standard size.

A larger 60” wide roof rack system will carry up to 5 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 10 pairs of skis or, one cargo box and two 2 bikes beside it.

A 60”+ wide roof rack system will carry up to 6 bikes or 2 kayaks or 4 surfboards or 12 pairs of skis or, one cargo box and one kayak beside it.

Before you even make that trip to the roof rack dealer, open your vehicle manual and check your vehicle’s weight limitations and acceptable roof type. You see, roof racks are designed for specific weights. So when choosing the right roof rack system for your vehicle, you want to be sure that your car or 4x4 or truck will support the roof rack system and the weight it will carry or you could end up finding out you made a bad choice the hard way – when driving and the car begins to feel sluggish. Of course, even if you forget to check your manual, in most cases the roof rack dealer will ask you about it.

After you've checked the weight carrying capacity, eyeball your roof. What do you see? Your roof is either bare with no hint of how you will attach a roof rack or, it might have factory mounted roof rack or rail-mount roof racks.

Rhino Roof Rack system consists of two parts – the horizontal bars and the stuff (known as 'fit kit') that anchors the crossbars to the roof of your vehicle.

Fit Kits are essentially custom-designed for each brand and model of vehicle. A fit kit fastens the roof rack system to the roof of your vehicle.

A 'foot packs' is part of the fit kit and essentially, it includes four feet that provide attachment points to anchor the roof rack crossbars to the roof of your vehicle.

Crossbars: These are the horizontal bars you see on the roof rack system. You first install the fit kit and then attach the crossbars.

Lock Cylinders: Lock cylinders are like the lock on the door to your home. It provides security and makes it difficult for someone to steal your gear.

Now that you're ready to buy Whispbar Roof Racks Sydney, the question is, where do you buy it from? You buy it from Bars-n-Racks, Sydney Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Roof Mounted Bike Carriers Are Designed For Easy Loading And Secure Transport

Roof Mounted Bike Carriers

With the right roof mounted bike carrier, even a small car can easily carry at least two bikes securely on its roof. Read on to find out how.

A roof mounted bike carrier rack is a minimum fuss way to carry your precious bikes moreover, these days these carriers are also designed for easy loading and secure transport of your bikes. A large 4x4 can carry up to 4 bikes on this roof while a small car can carry at least two.

A roof mounted bike carrier is easily installed and dealer or local auto shop can do it for you in less than 20 minutes. You can opt to keep the empty roof mounted bike carrier on the vehicle as you drive around – because it does not look bad at all or, you can opt to remove and dismantle it for storage until next required. This is why unless they require roof-top space to carry other things (like skies or tent), most folks opt for roof mounted bike carriers as it puts the “bikes away” without them causing hindrance of any kind.

As might be expected, some hoisting and lifting will be required to get the bikes onto the roof rack. The roof rack is generally a very secure and stable system and can work with more than one bike and configuration i.e. you could carry your hybrid or mountain bike as well as your road bike with the front wheel on or off.

If you are in Sydney, Australia the best place to shop for roof mounted bike carrier rack is at bars-n-racks. They have a huge collection of dedicated roof racks including roof mounted bike carrier racks. Here are some of the things they have:

1. Steel powder coated bike racks - better at handling inclement weather conditions.
2. Frame holders that do not require you to remove your bike's front wheel – which makes a huge difference from having to remove your bike’s front wheel then reattach it when you’ve arrived at your destination.
3. A locking mechanism that keeps the bike securely in place while you drive.
4. Bike racks that work well with bikes of just about any size.

Here are the brands they have:

Yakima’s – famous for their forklift-style roof rack. You can now effortlessly install and remove the vehicle roof rack at any time. It also incorporates a skewer system that is easy to lock and secure with the adjustable knob – something you could do even with one hand. An important distinction between Yakima and some cheap roof rack is that these racks do not come into contact with the paint on your bike which is especially important if you own a carbon frame bike.

Thule 594XT Sidearm Rooftop Upright Bike Carrier – they too have eliminated frame contact also, the bike's rare wheel is secured with a ratcheting wheel strap. These roof racks incorporate a corrosion-resistant aluminium tray so you don't have to worry about it getting rusted to glory. The Thule brand of Roof Mounted Bike Carrier also incorporates a single key lock cylinder to lock the bike to the carrier and the carrier to the rack. Pretty neat uh? Moreover, the Thule Roof Mounted Bike Carrier will work with most wheels of up to 29 inches in diameters and tires up to 2.6 inches wide.

Of course, these are not the only brands nor the only options available. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.barsnracks.com.au or the Custom Roof Racks at Sydney.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

How To Find The Best Vehicle Fit-out Services In Sydney?

Vehicle Fitout Services

If you use your vehicle to carry a lot of material around – be it trade tools or holiday gear; does your vehicle resemble a mess on the inside? If so, wouldn't you love a neat and tidy vehicle irrespective of quantum or diversity of material you have to carry? Read on.

Whether on a holiday or on a trade call, does your vehicle look messy on the inside with all tools/ camping gear / holiday gear spread all over the place and you can't seem to find anything? If this is true for you then you should probably consider giving your truck or 4x4 vehicle a great fit out so everything is stored in separate compartments and drawers that are neatly tucked under the seats. If you are a tradesman and you haven't had a fit out done, then you absolutely must have a fit-out because a untidy vehicle can be very off-putting to most clients. On the other hand, a neat and tidy vehicle says a lot about you.

There are two ways you can find the best vehicle fit-out service in Sydney – Yellow pages or Google. Whether you choose the former method or the latter method to find the best vehicle fit-out service in Sydney, remember to first find out if they do custom fitouts or fit off-the-shelf ready-made drawers.

You need custom vehicle fit outs because vehicles tend to be very compact and it takes a lot of ingenuity to find space to add a non-protruding drawer or shelf that can carry all your stuff safely and also not be a hindrance or a danger to the passengers.

Bars-n-racks is one of the few that do custom vehicle fit outs. Here's how it works:

You talk to the staff there and they will want to know what the storage is going to be used for i.e. dimensions of the material you would be carrying and weight. If you are thinking just holidays then they need to know the kinds of holiday gear you intend to carry e.g. camp stove, gas, power gen sets, water tanks and so forth.

They will offer you a options and choices and give a ball park estimate of the costs. If you decide to go ahead, they will design (on paper) the various compartments. This is a necessary stage to make sure everything fits perfectly – in relation to one-another and in relation to the vehicle itself. Once this is done, the costs will be finalise and you will be informed.

The next stage is the manufacturing / assembly and then the actual fit-out. The actual fitout might involve removing existing seats and fitting the storage compartments. Then the seats are refitted and your vehicle is ready.

The way to find the best 4X4 Tow Bars service in Sydney is to make sure the vehicle fit out service you intend to use, will go through all the above steps. You really don't want to end up with something other than what you had in mind.

So, to find the best Custom Roof Racks service in Sydney, you either use the Yellow pages or Google or simply head directly to Bars-n-racks ( http://www.barsnracks.com.au ) in Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Select The Professional Towing System That Suit All Your Towing Needs

Towing System

Whether you need a professional towing for recreation purpose or to get your new startup business going, you will need 4 different accessories and these are: the Hitch, the Ball and the Wiring. Read on..

Before you go out and buy a professional towing system, you need to know your vehicle's towing capabilities and capacity. This is vital if you are select the right professional towing system that suits all your towing needs. Again, what kind of trailer you attach/buy will also depend on your vehicles towing capabilities and capacity.

So, before you begin:

1. Identify your vehicle's towing capabilities and capacity – you will probably find the relevant information towards the end of your vehicle manual.

2. Identify trailer type, weight and coupler style – again, refer to your trailer manual.

3. Refer manual to find information on which class receiver is required to safely tow your cargo – find out if a towing assist is required for towing heavy cargo.

The Hitch – This is a the hardware that is attached to your vehicle. The type of hitch you select (light duty to extremely heavy duty) would depend on your vehicle's towing capacity and the type of trailer you need to attach.

Mount & Ball – This is the piece of hardware that raises or lowers the towing system to ensure that your trailer and vehicle are always at the same level as you drive.

Wiring – Every trailer needs to have brake lamps. Additionally, some trailers may have powered brakes and sensor systems connected to specialised equipment mounted in the drive cabin. Wiring would be required to power all these. These days most trailers have factory installed lighting and come with connectors that you can plug into your tow vehicle and be ready to go. Sensor and computer related wiring needs to be carefully handled and attached to the correct connectors. Once you have plugged in everything, be sure to test it out before you hit the main roads.

Locking accessories - optional, but required the prevent the trailer from being stolen. These days locking mechanism essentially consists of safety chains and coupler locks.

Safety Chains are attached to the trailer tongue and keep the trailer connected to the Tow Bar Accessories. This also helps if the coupler or hitch ball detach from the tow vehicle. Safety chains must be secured every time you tow. For additional safety and security, you should cross the chains under the trailer tongue.

Coupler Lock – This is a pin style lock designed to fit through the coupler's latching mechanism disabling it from being removed from the ball. This in turn prevents someone from removing the trailer.

Hitch lock – This is a locking pin designed to secure the ball mount to the hitch, essentially to prevent theft.

Trailer Lock – For preventing unauthorised trailer use or theft.

For a complete list of Thule Roof Racks Sydney products, please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au or visit their store at Sydney Australia.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

How To Choose The Best ARB 4×4 Accessories For Your Vehicle?

ARB 4×4 Accessories

Set up in 1975 by Tony Brown - a experienced 4WDer, ARB manufacturers a wide range of 4x4 vehicle accessories that are meant to make your off-road experience enjoyable and totally safe.

The entire range of ARB 4x4 accessories for your vehicle are available at Bars-n-Racks, Sydney. The range includes best ARB 4x4 accessories related to:

1. Vehicle Roof Racks to suit your requirement
2. Vehicle protection kit
3. Old Man Emu Suspension Kit for ultra rugged terrain
4. Vehicle recovery kits
5. Canopies in various sizes and options
6. Vehicle Air Lockers
7. Vehicle Air Systems
8. Vehicle drawers in various configurations
9. Vehicle rugged all terrain lighting
10. Camping Gear – tents, chairs, tables and more.
11. Portable Refrigeration units
12. Water Snorkels for your engine
13. Power Backup Solutions
14. Tyre Accessories including inflators, deflators, traction
15. Bushranger
16. Special Black Duck Seat Covers
17. Frontier Tanks
18. Portable Fuel & Water Tanks
19. Hayman Reese Towing
20. Special ARB Recaro Seats
21. Hema Navigation
22. Rear Camera Systems
23. GME Radios
24. ARB Apparel – comfy, and looking the part.

ARB innovations are second to none in all of Australia and the company maintains its lead position as an innovator in off-roading 4x4 accessories for your vehicle. These accessories are manufactured in the most modern, state-of-the-art fabrication equipment plant.

The specialised equipment used in fabricating your ARB 4x4 accessories include brake pressing, laser cutting, guillotining, machining, CNC bending and turning. ARB manufacturing plant is equipped with TIG, MIG, robot and spot welding facilities. They also have state-of-the-art powder coating and spray painting facility to ensure that the finished product is not just great on the inside but looks fabulous on the outside too – and is the perfect compliment for your precious 4x4 which makes ARB 4x4 accessories to best suited for your vehicle.

Apart from the highly specialised 4Wd Accessories Sydney listed on this page, ARB also manufactures premium quality general accessories and these include:

1. Van Tow Bars equipment,
2. Kaymar rear bars and rear wheel carriers,
3. Bushranger accessories,
4. Kingsley side steps
5. Hema GPS maps and nav equipment
6. First-aid kits and,
7. Diff covers

Special mention needs to be made about the Bushranger accessories. These are vital if your vehicle gets stuck in a difficult location and needs to be pulled out of it. The Bushranger winch is a very low amp, high quality construction winch that also includes a thermal overload sensor. It is powerful enough to pull your fully loaded 4x4 out of any tough spot.

For a complete list of Thule roof rack products, please visit http://www.barsnracks.com.au or visit their store at Sydney Australia.

Monday, 17 July 2017

How To Find Best Roof Racks Online Suppliers In Australia?

Roof Racks

These days any family that heads out for a holiday in their vehicle has tons of stuff to carry – from bikes to skis to snowboards, luggage, tents, etc. etc. Sometimes you wish you could drive your home to the holiday destination but unless you live in a camper (in which case you probably wouldn't need a roof rack); this is not an option. The next best – of course, roof racks!

But if you are anything like us, instead of just blindly heading out to your nearest roof rack or car accessory store, you probably want to Google roof racks first right? I mean check out the options, prices and so forth. Also maybe find out which roof racks are more popular. You don't want to buy some untested roof rack just because of the sale price and then find half your luggage has fallen off because the clamps were too weak or straps not strong enough to hold it all. Nope, that won't do. In case you are curious, there's dozens of YouTube “funny incident” videos of luggage flying off poor quality vehicle roof top carriers.

When Googling for best roof racks online in Australia, it would be safer to concentrate on the main brands – that way you can avoid having to upload your own “funny incident” video – or worse, someone else capturing it on video.

So which are the top roof racks to check online?

Like we mentioned, the main brands and these include Thule, Yakima and Rhino. They make the best roof racks in the World and are especially ideal for the Australian outback.

While aerodynamically styled sleek roof pods are not new, the earlier models had limited space within (due to design limitations). These days however, while the external design continues to remain sleek and aerodynamic, the size and internal structure have undergone changes to not only allow more luggage but also secure them so things don't rattle inside the pod. And the Thule Vehicle Fitouts brand produces some of the meanest looking roof racks. They are full of features and stylish enough to suit any of the latest BMW's, Audis and Mercs.

Roof rack pods these days are quite functional, aerodynamic and easy to set up. They have a built-in torque indicator that clicks when it's mounted – no more guess work. They also have an added feature - dual-sided openings! This ensures you can access your luggage from both sides of the car – this can be important when you've parked the car in a tight spot.

Rhino Roof Racks Sydney on the other hand are a great solution for SUV and Jeep enthusiasts heading off into the Australian outback. They manufacture great racks that can strap down anything from camping gear to to spare fuel tanks. You can even mount lighting fixtures on it.

So, there's two ways to find the best roof racks online from suppliers in Australia; you could Google for it or, you could simply head to http://www.barsnracks.com.au this is a one-stop url for anything and everything on roof racks and more.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bars N Racks Offers Vast Range Of Vehicle Accessories For Off Road Journey

Vehicle Accessories

After doing all the mild circuits sooner or later you will hit the great Australian outback. For this tough trail, you need vehicle accessories that will withstand the great Australian outback without letting you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Before you plan your great outing, you need to take a closer look at your vehicle – is it tough enough to take on the tough Australian outback?

Vehicle Suspension:

One of first things you need to understand is that a new vehicle, even if classified as a 4x4, is essentially fine tuned for city driving – because that's where we do 90% of our driving. Your 4x4 might look tough but believe us, it really isn't ready to take on the great Australian outback – not without modifications and some vehicle accessories for the off road journey.

One of the first things you need to look at is the vehicle suspension – a factory fitted vehicle comes with a standard suspension that is customised for city driving on nice smooth roads. The moment you add weight and drive your vehicle off road, the suspension will break down and it will break quickly.

So, you need to change your suspension which is not as tough as it sounds. There are specific after-market suspensions kits for each type of vehicle. These kits are specifically designed for carrying weight as well as take on the ultra tough terrain. These tough suspension systems also provide additional ground clearance for your vehicle so also remember to add a retractable foot step to the vehicle if required. Visit your nearest 4X4 Accessories Sydney store for a full range of options in vehicle suspension.

Water proof your engine:

Have your engine looked at by an expert to make sure it is 100% water proof and that it will not stall the moment a little water enters the engine compartment. This can happen when you cross rivers and streams.

Luggage Accessories:

Your vehicle is going to pitch and you as it goes over ditches, rivers, boulders, stumps and everything else out there. Anything that is not securely tied down is going to tumble. Visit Bars-n-racks for luggage options that are especially designed for off road journey. These will include Car Roof Racks Sydney, drawers and cargo barriers. Remember to leave space for the filled garbage bags.

Recovery Equipment:

Tow wires, hitches, winches, tyre deflators and infiltrators, traction mats, shovel, 48-inch high-lift jacks, first-aid kit.

Camping gear:

Tents, backup power supply, fuel, field cooking gear, pots and pans, outdoor toilet kits, folding tables and chairs, garbage bags, refrigeration, camp lighting including flash lights.

All-in-one source:

Head straight to Bars-n-racks, Sydney. They not only have everything you need for your off road journey, they have expert guidance at hand to match the correct accessories for your vehicle and the trip you've planned. Also, because most of them have made dozens of off-road trips themselves to all corners of the Australian outback, they know what you will encounter and can guide you on the accessories you must carry to make your trip a success.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

ARB 4×4 Accessories With Superior Designed Used As Protection Equipment

ARB 4×4 Accessories

Set up by a experienced 4WDer Tony Brown in 1975. ARB today manufacturers an entire range of 4x4 vehicle speciality accessories meant to make your off-road experience totally safe.

ARB manufacturers premium quality 4x4 vehicle accessories available at Bars-n-Racks, Sydney (and 100 other medium and smaller sized stockists). The ARB 4x4 range includes:

1. ARB Accessories for vehicle protection
2. ARB Accessories for vehicle recovery
3. ARB Old Man Emu Suspension Kit for ultra rugged terrain
4. ARB Accessories for vehicle Air Lockers
5. ARB Accessories for vehicle Air Systems
6. ARB Canopies
7. ARB Accessories for vehicle Roof Racks
8. ARB Accessories for vehicle drawers
9. ARB Accessories for vehicle rugged terrain /off-road lighting
10. ARB Camping Gear
11. ARB Portable Fridge & Freezers
12. ARB Power Backup Solutions
13. ARB Safari Snorkels for your engine
14. ARB Tyre Accessories – inflators, deflators, traction
15. ARB Frontier Tanks
16. ARB Bushranger
17. ARB Portable Fuel & Water Tanks
18. ARB Black Duck Seat Covers
19. ARB Hayman Reese Towing
20. ARB Recaro Seats
21. ARB Reverse Camera Systems
22. ARB GME Radios
23. ARB Hema Navigation
24. ARB Apparel – comfy, and looking great.

A third of ARB staff are head out into the great Australian outback 2 or more times a year. Apart from the thrill, it also gives them an opportunity to test first-hand the 4x4 equipment and accessories they sell. The ARB off-roading accessories therefore, are in a constant state of improvement which is what makes them so great and also, simply the best off-roading equipment and accessories that money can buy.

So whether it’s crossing the Nullarbor, traversing the Birdsville Track or just heading off to a favourite off-road destination, you can rely on ARB 4x4 vehicle accessories.

ARB products are available for most vehicles on Australian roads including: FORD, HOLDEN, ISUZU, JEEP, LAND ROVER, MAZDA, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, TOYOTA and VOLKSWAGEN.

Recently, ARB 4X4 Accessories Sydney has released a new and innovative LED light bar, designed to integrate closely with the top tube of a bull bar. Then there's the ARB Summit Rear Step Tow Bar - Imagine a Tow Bar Accessories that plugs into your compressor and incorporates reversing sensors. Indeed, the Rear Step Tow Bar is packed full of features and offers the ultimate in rear vehicle protection.

Frontier Tank Torture Test – this is latest state-of-the-art and manufactured using totally seamless roto-moulding process, The ARB Frontier long range fuel tanks are engineered to survive anything you can throw at them off road.

ARB Steel Nudge Bar – designed for all 2001-2006 Ford Escapes, ARB steel nudge bars are 100% air bag compatible. These speciality steel nudge bars provide increased frontal protection and add to the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle. The ARB Nudge bars also serve as mounting platform for driving lights and CB antennas.

You just can't go wrong buying any ARB product – they simply are the best! ARB vehicle accessories are available at Bars-n-Racks, Sydney www.barsnracks.com.au

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tow Bar Bike Carrier: Design For Easy Loading & Secure Transport

Tow Bar Bike Carrier

With off-trail biking and off-trail adventures becoming more popular by the day, every one it seems is investing in off-road bikes. The next thing they need is a means to carry their bikes to their camping site or off-road holiday location.

The easiest way this can be done is by adding one simple accessory to their vehicle – the bike carrier. The traditional way was to fix roof bar racks with bike clamps. But these are not really practical and you can guess why; unless you're as tall as a palm tree with Herculean arms, manoeuvring bikes to the top of the vehicle is not an easy trick to accomplish. Also, a couple of bikes perched on top of vehicle does look a bit funny – like there's a new circus in town.

Roof bar racks aren't the only way to do the job. Also lifting bikes to the top of the vehicle roof isn’t easy. Plus, there is the ugliness to it and also the heavy drag factor which will have an affect on your fuel economy. The better option is to go for a towbar bike rack and if you head to barn-n-racks in Sydney, you will find dozens of options to choose from.

If confused as to which a tow bar bike rack would best suit your requirement, simply talk to the friendly staff at Bars-n-racks and they will have your requirement sorted out in a jiffy. In fact, finding the perfect towbar bike rack that meets all your requirement specifications couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is to mention the number of bikes you want to carry and then select a platform that makes loading and unloading the bikes easy. You can also opt for a bike carrier that swings away to give you access to the boot of the car. Yep, these days there's all kinds of options available.

When you buy a tow bar bike rack from Bars-n-racks, you can choose:

1. Towbar bike racks for up to 4 bikes, including E-bikes,
2. Platform racks for easier loading and unloading of bikes
3. Swing-away tow bar bike racks for easy access to the vehicle rare.

A tow bar bike rack is secure, safe and affords easy transportation of your bikes to your holiday destination. You get to select a bike carrier design that is ease of use as well as convenient. It could be fully foldable two-bike towbar racks that also suit E-bikes. Whichever 4X4 Tow Bars bike carrier you select, if it is sold by bars-n-racks you can be sure it will be easy to load and unload your bikes. Also, your bikes will be safe and secure while you concentrate on your driving. Absolutely no worries at all.

At bars-n-racks, customer feedback plays an important and essential role in the products they sell and services they offer. The staff at bars-n-racks know which accessory has zero complaints – only these are stocked. So, at bars-n-racks you can be rest assured the 4WD Tow Bars accessory you buy already has wide approval from other customers.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Choose the Right Roof Racks

Right Roof Racks

Selecting the right roof rack

A visit to vehicle accessory 'bars-n-racks' at Sydney, Australia reveals the following roof racks to be available:

1. Trunk Racks – placed on top of your boot and ideal for sedans and hatchbacks.
2. Hitch Racks – used to tow something behind your vehicle.
3. Spare-tire Racks – can be combined with bike carrier and spare tyre carrier.
4. Roof Rack – placed on top of your vehicle roof, very versatile.
5. Truck Racks – Placed on the truck bed and used to carry bikes, small boats etc.
6. Cargo Boxes – drawers strategically placed within your vehicle.

Trunk Racks

A trunk rack is normally seen on a sedan or hatchback or a sports utility vehicle. Generally these are used to lash a couple of bikes on to it. A truck rack is lightweight, economical and available in a variety of powder coated colours. Trunk racks are easily installed and removed.

A trunk rack has support arms and cradles with neoprene rubber straps attached. This makes securing bikes quite easy. The only disadvantage to a trunk rack is that access to your boot might be blocked.

Hitch Racks

Before you buy a hitch rack, make sure your vehicle has a hitch receiver. If it does not, then you also need to include a hitch receiver in your list of purchases. Hitches are sold by towing capacity. With Class I having the lowest towing capacity (2,000 lbs ) and class V having the highest capacity at 18,000 lbs.

It is best you consult the expert staff at bars-n-rack s before you buy a hitch rack because you need to be sure it is the right product for the weight and purpose you have in mind.

Spare-tyre Racks

A spare-tyre rack combines the best of a bike rack with a spare tyre rack i.e. you can mount up to a couple of bikes as well as your spare tyre. A spare tyre rack is quite economical to purchase, is simple to install and easy to attach your bike to it.

Truck Racks

A truck rack is fitted to the floor of the truck bed and is used to carry anything from bikes to cargo boxes and even small boats.

Roof Racks

Sydney Roof Rack are most popular on account of their minimal installation fuss and versatility. A roof rack can be adapted to transport any small to medium sized item. A Thule Roof Racks Sydney is stable and does not obstruct your front or rare view.

Cargo Boxes

A cargo box will add lots of storage space to help you put away all kinds of knick-knacks. A cargo box will generally require installation of permanent slide rails but thanks to them, cargo boxes can be removed and installed without much effort.

There's a large variety of cargo boxes available. Best place to check them out is at bars-n-rack, Sydney Australia.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Expert Tricks to Transform Your Car with BARS N RACKS

Bars N Racks

SUV's and off-roading are the new trend. Most vehicles being sold in the market today are SUV's. But the higher ground clearance of SUVs can also result in unintended problems especially if you have seniors travelling with you. Wish you had an extra step to mitigate the problem? Now you can. Auto step: One of the after-market accessories that is available today is the step that unfolds when the door is opened and folds back when the door is closed. No, it is nothing something from a Hollywood film – this is an accessory that is really available in the market and it adds a touch of class to your vehicle.

Animated Turn Indicator: Every vehicle has turn indicators. But the premium segment these days, come equipped with animated turn indicators and no, we don't mean on-off blinkers. A typical animated turn indicator has high-intensity running LED lights that instantly attract attention – which is what a turn indicator is supposed to do.

If your vehicle does not have these animated turn indicator, you could add one and upgrade your vehicle making it the envy of your neighbours. Animated turn indicators transform your Van Storage Systems to make it look premium.

HUD Display: HUD display has been around for a while. But most after-market HUD displays were kind of tacky in appearance and not as impressive or information-rich as the premium segment sports cars. HUD makes driving very easy by providing related information including navigation, speed, engine revs, temperature and so forth right in the front of your eyes. HUD helps you keep your eyes straight on the road rather than looking at the information display panel usually located behind the steering.

Cool / hot seats: Going outback driving? You definitely need to consider cooling seats. A cooling seat is a temperature-regulated ventilated seat that stays cool (or warm) as needed. The cooling seat has a thermo-electric pad available and a cable with adopter plug that can be plugged into car’s regular socket.

Tyre Pressure Sensors: This premium segment Car Roof Racks Sydney product can add real class to your car information display unit. But that apart, it is a very important tool especially when off-roading. The tyre sensors come with four valve mounted pressure sensors-cum-transmitter and one receiver-cum-display unit. The tyre pressure sensor will continuously transmit the pressure information to the receiver unit. The receiver unit continuously display tyre pressure reading for all four tyres. No wiring required.

All these premium segment after-market vehicle accessories are available at most vehicle accessory shops in Australia.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Bars N Racks Storage Solutions and Vehicle Accessories at the Right Price!

Bars N Racks Storage Solutions

Bars N Racks has associated the statement: “We are Sydney’s best tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment and accessories retailer. We supply the best quality brands at great prices.” with their name for some time now. The fact that they do indeed supply quality brands does hold significant merit; given that one of their main suppliers are ARB 4X4 Accessories among other household names.

Bars N Racks as a company has itself developed a household, which can only be achieved with a proven track record. So when they say: “We are Sydney’s best tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment and accessories retailer. We supply the best quality brands at great prices.” Believing them is not much of a stretch, and there collection of items not only produces great quality and prices but also a diverse selection.

Roof Racks

Roof Racks are designed with the goal of making task of carrying luggage on the roof of vehicles much easier. Bars N Racks considers it their duty to have each client situated with the ideal Roof Rack to suit their individual needs, and with wide selection of Roof Racks to choose finding you perfect match is very possible.

Bike Carriers

Bars N Racks provides a wide range of bike racks for cars, which caters to all bike types. Inclusive of:

• Kid’s Bike
• Road Bikes
• Off-road Suspension Bike
• Carbon Road Bike

4WD Gear

ARB 4X4 Tow Bars Accessories has been in existence for over several decades, in that period of time it has manage to become one of the top suppliers of 4WD equipment in its field. Bars N Racks has partnered with ARB 4X4 Accessories to ensure that their customers only get the best items when it comes to 4WD equipments. The 4WD gears available include:

• Bull Bars and Fibreglass Canopies
• Compressors
• Consoles and Diff Locks
• Driving Lights
• Fuel Tanks
• Dual Battery Systems

Conclusion

Bars N Racks has a collection of Storage Solutions and Vehicle Fitouts Accessories that are second to none. Their prices are backed by the quality of the products they offer; their extensive collection of individual items ensures that you not only revisit but that you always find just the item to suit your needs. If you are ever in the market for quality, diverse, and proven accessories at great prices, then let Bars N Racks be your one stop shop.

They are located in Sydney’s northern suburbs and come with three decades of quality service and products at reasonable prices.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

4WD's Enjoyable Driving Experience Whether You Are Scaling Hills Or Navigating Rough Terrain

4WD Gear

What is a 4WD?

Most people own vehicles that are two-wheel drive, meaning that the engine provides power to only two, either the front or back pair. In a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, the engine provides power to all four wheels.

Advantages of 4WDs

Compared to two-wheel drive vehicles, 4WDs are easier to control and sustain traction better, especially in slippery conditions. If one or two wheels come off the road, with a 4WD, you can rely on two or three other wheels to regain control. A few other advantages of 4WDs include:

• Extra Safety: most 4WDs are elevated and give drivers better visibility of road before them.

• Extra Room: the characteristically bigger interiors deliver added room for passengers, supplies and/or gear, making any trip, regardless of purpose, easier and more fun.

• Cornering and Overall Stability: power is equally spread amongst all the four tires, so the weight on each is reduced, and such stabilizes the vehicle overall, on hills, and while turning corners.

4WDs are Enjoyable Regardless of Terrain

Australia is full of rough territories, sandy beaches, and sloping hills and a 4WD is really the only vehicle that can handle those areas. You’ll nonetheless have a great time driving through those parts because a 4WDs’ better traction and greater stability result in a better driving experience. Safety, as always, comes first. Here are some tips keep you safe while riding certain terrains:

• Potential Rolls: this is a concern whenever there is a hard angle on uneven, rocky ground. Consider first how your vehicle will operate before you execute the turn. If at any time you sense a possible roll, stop at once. If it’s too late to stop, try to turn into the roll (direct wheels in the direction the vehicle is leaning. E.g. if you start to tip left, turn the wheel hard left). You may be able to correct the roll.

• Soft Sand: soft sand can cause trouble. To stay out of it, you have to keep on moving. When the beach is soft, third gear low range should deliver adequate speed and grunt. Keep gear changes to a minimum as the sand can pull you up when you ease off the throttle. Tow Bar Hitch Gear shifts should be even and quick and sustain speed. If you get bogged down – easy does it - don’t fight – spinning your wheels will only drive you down more. Gradually reverse over the flattened sand.

• Driving Up Steep Hills: when you come across a steep hill, look it over carefully. If you couldn’t safely walk up the hill, you can’t safely drive up the hill. If you determine that the hill is safe to drive, first decide which gear you’d like. It’s best to avoid gear shifts while you’re in mid-climb as it lessens the possibility of rolling. Also try to keep stops to a minimum as stops and starts are tricky on hills and you want to avoid rolling back, especially if you have a manual transmission.

• Driving Down Steep Hills: gravity will continually try to pull you into an uncontrollable slide, so control is key while driving down steep hills. Try not to engage the clutch – it will increase your speed, and if you activate the brakes, the wheel may lock and you could skid and, well, the rest is extremely unpleasant.

Once you get used to handling your 4WD Vehicle Fitouts and can navigate through rough terrains, you'll be taking trips to romantic, out-of-the-way camping areas; hiking trails with rare wildlife; little-known fishing holes; stunning parks, just to name a few.