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Bike Rack FAQ: Are yakima bike racks universal?

Bike Rack FAQ: Are yakima bike racks universal?

Quick FAQ Yakima Bike Rack Answer

We get asked this Yakima bike rack universal question weekly. You have searched for the right answer. Below is a quick answer to help you make the best Yakima bike racks universal decision for your upcoming cycling road trip.

The short answer is no. One universal Yakima bike rack system doesn’t exist for all types of cars. 

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

First, 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 bike rack or other Yakima products.  Keep this point in the front of your mind as you read below and research this question. 

The simple answer is it depends on the Yakima roof rack system you own or are looking to rent or is factory installed on your car. Thule makes an assortment of rack systems that vary depending on your car’s roof system.

One has to look to the Yakima rack rack model number and how old the Yakima rack is to better determine the answer to this question. A one size approach doesn’t exist for all Yakima roof rack questions. 

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. 

Additional Resources to Help More

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. 

This guide will also help you select the right Yakima bike rack for your upcoming trip. 

You may also want to check out Yakima Fit My Car Guide as well. This website allows you to enter your make and model

Interested in renting a Yakima bike rack? Check out our rental options here. We offer an assortment of rental bike rack options that work on a variety of cars. 

Let us help you today. 

Feel free to email us if you have additional Thule questions, we are glad to help and make you a happy customer. 

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