Bike Carrier / August 4, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur.
You can overcome this problem by taking off the front wheel but I am sure that you are already limited with space and the reason for getting a bike rack is to free up space in the car. The Hitch Mount Bike Rack The one way to avoid these two problems is to look into getting a hitch mount. You would have to go over to your local tow-hitch service center or garage and get a quote for a two-inch receiver to be fitted. Why would this hitch mount rack be more recommended than the trunk mount? Well first of all the fact that the bikes will be mounted on a bar which is free from the car means that you will have access to the trunk without having to take off the bicycles. Secondly the bikes are a lot safer because you can lock them to a bike rack and lock the rack to the hitch-receiver. Lastly bikes tend to be more stable and travel well on this type of rack. So it looks like the trunk and hitch mount racks come out tops. If you are concerned about security of your bikes and want to have quick access to the trunk then you can see which one is your best option already. Be sure to check reviews from people who have bought and used the rack.
Hitch Racks These type of racks simply slide onto a cars hitch and there are two main types of model. The cheaper models hang the bikes from a couple of arms whereas the more expensive versions use rattle free mounts not unlike roof rack styles. The hitch rack is a convenient method of transporting bikes. There is very little lifting involved the racks can be fitted or removed quickly and easily and the bikes have no contact with the cars paint work. They are capable of transporting most types of bike and can hold as many as four bikes at once. The drawbacks of using these models include risk of damage from high curbs restricted access to boot space more difficult parking and rattling can occur when carrying more than one bike.
The next consideration is the type of bike racks for cars that you will want to get for yourself. Simply put there are 3 types of racks those that you can attach to the trunk of your car those that you can mount on the roof and those that you can simply attach to the trailer hitch of your car. The first type the kind that you strap on to the trunk of your car is great if yours is a small car or if your garage and the parking lot at the office or your apartment building has low ceilings. This prevents your bike from getting damaged. Another plus factor for this type of rack is the fact that they can be easily mounted on the trunk or on the rear door of your vehicle however what you may not like is the fact that it hinders access to your trunk.
To get the most benefit and use out of your bike its important to take the time and choose the right one for your situation. Bike rakes are usually broken down into two categories - ones that go on top of your vehicle and ones that go behind. Both of these types work perfectly when installed correctly but your vehicle may only support one type. Read the instructions and label before purchasing any bike rack to ensure it will install properly on your make and model vehicle. If you choose to install a rack that mounts on the top of your vehicle be sure to watch for low clearances as you drive.