If you don’t think a rooftop cargo box can change…. or save…. your life, think again.
Anyone who skis or snowboards is familiar with the massive amount of gear associated with these winter sports. A family of five can quickly pack an SUV to the roof with an assortment of skis, boards, poles, boots, helmets and goggles to say nothing of the required outerwear and après-ski gear.
If you are packing all these things inside your car, have you stopped to think of the impact this gear is having on the resale of your vehicle? Skis and boards have sharp edges, which routinely knick and scuff the walls and ceiling of the cargo area of your SUV. And of course, there’s the occasional tear in the leather or upholstery. A rooftop cargo box will protect your car’s interior from excessive wear and tear, thereby helping to maintain the resale value of your vehicle.
A rooftop cargo box also provides the convenience of not having to clean your car after transporting wet or dirty gear. Skis, boots and boards are often full of mud and / or snow. Getting your gear in a rooftop cargo box creates less hassle when you get home because it keeps the back of your car cleaner.
A Yakima rooftop cargo box is also much safer than carrying all that gear in the back of your vehicle.
In the picture to the right, you can see that some objects
in this car will slide forward and hit the passenger in the event the car needs to stop quickly. We often throw last-minute items on top of the heap and don’t think of the consequences if the driver needs to hit the brakes.
Then there’s the issue of visibility. The driver is more likely to get in an accident when he or she can’t get a clear view during lane changes.
Finally, a Yakima rooftop cargo box leaves more room in the car for passengers to spread out. When you get that excess gear out of the car, you may even find the room for an extra passenger or two!
Adventure Bound is a full-service Yakima dealer. When you buy a Yakima rack and / or box from our store, we will help install it free of charge. Our rack specialists have been fitting cars with Yakima racks for almost two decades. They will make sure you get the safest, best-fitting mount for your car. And speaking of mounts, we carry a full assortment of mounts to securely attach your bike, kayak or SUP to your roof as well. Visit us to see how much your life will improve with the acquisition of a Yakima rooftop cargo box!