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

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

Quick FAQ Yakima roof rack lock answer

Yakima roof racks generally come with two to four locks that utilize a key to securely attach the roof rack to your automobile.

The Yakima rack systems generally come with two keys in case you misplace one or your dog eats it. 

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

Yakima Locking Tips

The lock is on the Yakima rack itself and secures the tightening feature that fasten the roof rack to your car’s roof.  Depending on what you attach to your Yakima rack system such items like a roof top carrier or ski rack may also have their own lock system.

The Yakima roof top carriers and Yakima 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 Yakima roof rack lock keys

Yakima also sells replacement Yakima 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. 

How We Can Help More

Interested in renting Yakima 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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