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Are yakima roof racks universal?

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Are yakima roof racks universal?

Quick Yakima Roof Rack Universal FAQ Answer

We get asked this Yakima roof rack universal question all the time. Below is a quick tutorial to help you make the best Yakima roof rack decision for your upcoming road trip adventure.

The simple answer is no. It depends on the Yakima roof rack system you own or are looking to rent.

First off a difference exists between the rack system that may come on your car and the rack system you may need to install to attach a rooftop carrier, bike rack or other Yakima product.  Keep that in mind. 

Yakima makes an assortment of rack systems that vary depending on your car’s roof system.

Here’s the “why” and things to keep in mind to help in this process

One has to look to the Yakima rack model number and how old the Yakima rack is to better determine the answer to this Yakima roof racks universal question.

Additionally, Yakima has recent started making rack systems that fit on a larger assortment of car manufacturer’s factory installed roof rack system or other rack manufacturer’s products. 

Resources to help make your life easier

We recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide to Renting a Roof Top Carrier that can help explain the different rooftop rack options that exist out there. This roof rack guide will help you get up to speed in general on roof rack systems. 

We also recommend you check out the Yakima Fit Guide where you can enter your car’s made and model for further analysis from Yakima. You will still need to understand what if any roof top rack option your car has as outlined above. 

Interested in renting Yakima products? Check out our rental options here. We have an assortment of rental options to make your travels easier. 

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