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Roof Rack FAQ: Are Thule roof racks universal?

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Roof Rack FAQ: Are Thule roof racks universal?

Quick FAQ Answer

We get asked this Thule roof racks universal question a lot. Below is a quick answer to help you make the best Thule roof racks universal decision for your upcoming road trip adventure.

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

Here’s the “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 rooftop carrier, bike rack or other Thule products.  Keep that in mind as you read below and research. 

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

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

Thule 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

Rent Luggage Customer Rightline RooftopWe 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. 

You may also want to check out Thule Fit My Car Guide as well. This website allows you to enter your make and model. Though you will need to know if you car has a rack system to start. 

Interested in renting Thule products? Check out our rental options here. We offer an assortment of rental options that work on a variety of cars.  Let us help you today. 

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