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Roof Rack FAQ: How to lock a Thule roof rack?

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Roof Rack FAQ: How to lock a Thule roof rack?

Quick FAQ Answer

Thule roof racks generally come with two to four locks that utilize a key to securely attach the rack to your car. Thule rack systems generally come with two keys in case you misplace one, you still can operate your rack system. 

The key is the size of a normal house key and can be added to your key chain to take with you when you leave the car and your rack system.

Locking Tips

The lock is on the rack itself and secures the tightening feature that fasten the roof rack to your car.  Depending on what you attach to your rack system such items like a roof top carrier or ski rack may also have their own lock system. Thule roof top carriers and Thule rack systems come with similar locking mechanics. 

The exact details on the tightening rack feature vary though depending on the roof rack you have selected for your car.

Replacement Thule roof rack lock keys

Thule also sells replacement Thule roof rack lock and keys for as little as $15.  To purchase such options, you need to look for the three or four code that appears on the lock itself. This code allows you to match the right replacement key. 

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. 

We also rent locks that you can attach to your items as you travel. 

Have other roof rack questions? 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 so you can pick the best option for your travel needs. 

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