How to Buy the Best Roof Rack for Your Hilux

How to Buy the Best Roof Rack for Your Hilux

It really comes as no surprise find that the Toyota Hilux remains as one of Australia’s best-selling vehicles. After all, these versatile utes offer plenty of storage space for all your essential tools and equipment. Plus, they’re super durable, reliable and long-lasting. With all that said, it’s easy to see why the Hilux remains a favourite amongst tradies and outdoor adventurers alike. But although these vehicles offer heaps of benefits on their own, you can make them even more suitable for the daily grind, as well as your weekend shenanigans, with the help of a purpose-built roof rack.

In this post, we’ve run through some great tips to keep in mind if you want to buy the best roof rack possible for your Hilux:

Consider Your Needs

We can guarantee you’ll find plenty prefabricated roof racks available out there. But if you want to experience the difference that a purpose-built roof rack will make, then you have to consider your individual needs and have your roof rack built according to those. Think about what you want to use your roof rack for. Do you want to be able to transport tools and materials more easily on the job? On the other hand, maybe you want to use your rack for transporting kayaks, bicycles, camping gear, or any other specialised equipment. You could even want a mixture of both?

Depending on what purpose you want your roof rack to serve, you might find one of the following roof rack styles more suitable than the others:

  • Open Ends
  • Basket-Style
  • Tent-Style
  • Platform

Turn to the Right Manufacturer

A roof rack has got to be manufactured according to certain standards if you want to get your money’s worth. Unfortunately, there are some fabricators out there who won’t hesitate to cut corners and present you with a downright rubbish rack. So, if you want to avoid the kerfuffle and instead, enjoy the benefits of a 5-star roof rack straight out, it’s important to do your research beforehand. Look through online reviews, ratings and most importantly, photo evidence of their previous work. After viewing enough positive testimonials, you’ll be able to contact your manufacturer of choice with confidence!

Consider Extra Accessories

The first step is having your roof rack manufactured according to your vehicle’s specifications and your needs. After that, you will be free to add on plenty of extra accessories to make your rack even more practical for your needs. Here are some of the many accessories you can request to add on to your roof rack:

  • Teflon slide for easy loading of ladders
  • Rear rollers for loading a dinghy
  • Removable dinghy rack
  • Full or part mesh floor
  • Plated section for tyre holder
  • Awning brackets, including 270 degree awnings
  • Brackets for work light, beacon light, rear light, flag or aerial
  • Side rails to mount jack, shovel holder, pvc pipe for storage

Call Great Racks for Custom-Made Roof Racks

Want to make your Hilux even more suitable for work, play and everything in-between? At Great Racks, we can custom-design roof racks according to your specific requirements. So, no matter what purpose you want your roof rack to serve, we can provide you with the perfect solution. We have extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing roof racks for tradies, travellers and outdoor adventurers. Needless to say, you can expect our roof racks to suit your vehicle, your budget, and most importantly, your daily needs.

Call Great Racks today for a free measure and quote on our custom roof racks!

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