Utility Rack Systems

Situated in Sydney's northern suburbs, Bars N Racks are the premier retailer for all your passenger tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment, caravan and RV, tradie ute and van accessory needs - with some of the world's best brands and products available.
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Bars N RacksSUV's and off-roading are the new trend. Most vehicles being sold in the market today are SUV's. But the higher ground clearance of SUVs can also result in unintended problems especially if you have seniors travelling with you. Wish you had an extra step to mitigate the problem? Now you can.

Auto step: One of the after-market accessories that is available today is the step that unfolds when the door is opened and folds back when the door is closed. No, it is nothing something from a Hollywood film – this is an accessory that is really available in the market and it adds a touch of class to your vehicle.

Animated Turn Indicator: Every vehicle has turn indicators. But the premium segment these days, come equipped with animated turn indicators and no, we don't mean on-off blinkers. A typical animated turn indicator has high-intensity running LED lights that instantly attract attention – which is what a turn indicator is supposed to do.

If your vehicle does not have these animated turn indicator, you could add one and upgrade your vehicle making it the envy of your neighbours. Animated turn indicators transform your  Van Storage Systems to make it look premium.

HUD Display: HUD display has been around for a while. But most after-market HUD displays were kind of tacky in appearance and not as impressive or information-rich as the premium segment sports cars.  HUD makes driving very easy by providing related information including navigation, speed, engine revs, temperature and so forth right in the front of your eyes. HUD helps you keep your eyes straight on the road rather than looking at the information display panel usually located behind the steering.

Cool / hot seats: Going outback driving? You definitely need to consider cooling seats. A cooling seat is a temperature-regulated ventilated seat that stays cool (or warm) as needed. The cooling seat has a thermo-electric pad available and a cable with adopter plug that can be plugged into car’s regular socket.

Tyre Pressure Sensors: This premium segment Car Roof Racks Sydney  product can add real class to your car information display unit. But that apart, it is a very important tool especially when off-roading.  The tyre sensors come with four valve mounted pressure sensors-cum-transmitter and one receiver-cum-display unit. The tyre pressure sensor will continuously transmit the pressure information to the receiver unit.  The receiver unit continuously display tyre pressure reading for all four tyres. No wiring required.

All these premium segment after-market vehicle accessories are available at most vehicle accessory shops in Australia.
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Bars N Racks Storage SolutionsBars N Racks has associated the statement: “We are Sydney’s best tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment and accessories retailer. We supply the best quality brands at great prices.” with their name for some time now. The fact that they do indeed supply quality brands does hold significant merit; given that one of their main suppliers are ARB 4X4 Accessories among other household names.

Bars N Racks as a company has itself developed a household, which can only be achieved with a proven track record. So when they say: “We are Sydney’s best tow bar, roof rack, 4WD equipment and accessories retailer. We supply the best quality brands at great prices.” Believing them is not much of a stretch, and there collection of items not only produces great quality and prices but also a diverse selection.

Roof Racks

Roof Racks are designed with the goal of making task of carrying luggage on the roof of vehicles much easier. Bars N Racks considers it their duty to have each client situated with the ideal Roof Rack to suit their individual needs, and with wide selection of Roof Racks to choose finding you perfect match is very possible.

Bike Carriers

Bars N Racks provides a wide range of bike racks for cars, which caters to all bike types. Inclusive of:

• Kid’s Bike
• Road Bikes
• Off-road Suspension Bike
• Carbon Road Bike

4WD Gear

ARB 4X4 Tow Bars Accessories has been in existence for over several decades, in that period of time it has manage to become one of the top suppliers of 4WD equipment in its field. Bars N Racks has partnered with ARB 4X4 Accessories to ensure that their customers only get the best items when it comes to 4WD equipments. The 4WD gears available include:

• Bull Bars and Fibreglass Canopies
• Compressors
• Consoles and Diff Locks
• Driving Lights
• Fuel Tanks
• Dual Battery Systems

Conclusion

Bars N Racks has a collection of Storage Solutions and Vehicle Fitouts Accessories that are second to none. Their prices are backed by the quality of the products they offer; their extensive collection of individual items ensures that you not only revisit but that you always find just the item to suit your needs. If you are ever in the market for quality, diverse, and proven accessories at great prices, then let Bars N Racks be your one stop shop.

They are located in Sydney’s northern suburbs and come with three decades of quality service and products at reasonable prices.
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4WD GearWhat is a 4WD?

Most people own vehicles that are two-wheel drive, meaning that the engine provides power to only two, either the front or back pair.  In a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, the engine provides power to all four wheels.

Advantages of 4WDs

Compared to two-wheel drive vehicles, 4WDs are easier to control and sustain traction better, especially in slippery conditions.   If one or two wheels come off the road, with a 4WD, you can rely on two or three other wheels to regain control. A few other advantages of 4WDs include:  

• Extra Safety: most 4WDs are elevated and give drivers better visibility of road before them.  

• Extra Room:  the characteristically bigger interiors deliver added room for passengers, supplies and/or gear, making any trip, regardless of purpose, easier and more fun.

• Cornering and Overall Stability:  power is equally spread amongst all the four tires, so the weight on each is reduced, and such stabilizes the vehicle overall, on hills, and while turning corners.

4WDs are Enjoyable Regardless of Terrain

Australia is full of rough territories, sandy beaches, and sloping hills and a 4WD is really the only vehicle that can handle those areas.  You’ll nonetheless have a great time driving through those parts because a 4WDs’ better traction and greater stability result in a better driving experience.  Safety, as always, comes first.  Here are some tips keep you safe while riding certain terrains:

• Potential Rolls:  this is a concern whenever there is a hard angle on uneven, rocky ground.  Consider first how your vehicle will operate before you execute the turn.  If at any time you sense a possible roll, stop at once.  If it’s too late to stop, try to turn into the roll (direct wheels in the direction the vehicle is leaning.  E.g. if you start to tip left, turn the wheel hard left).  You may be able to correct the roll.

• Soft Sand: soft sand can cause trouble.  To stay out of it, you have to keep on moving.  When the beach is soft, third gear low range should deliver adequate speed and grunt.  Keep gear changes to a minimum as the sand can pull you up when you ease off the throttle. Tow Bar Hitch Gear shifts should be even and quick and sustain speed.  If you get bogged down – easy does it - don’t fight – spinning your wheels will only drive you down more.  Gradually reverse over the flattened sand.  

• Driving Up Steep Hills:  when you come across a steep hill, look it over carefully.  If you couldn’t safely walk up the hill, you can’t safely drive up the hill. If you determine that the hill is safe to drive, first decide which gear you’d like.  It’s best to avoid gear shifts while you’re in mid-climb as it lessens the possibility of rolling.  Also try to keep stops to a minimum as stops and starts are tricky on hills and you want to avoid rolling back, especially if you have a manual transmission.

• Driving Down Steep Hills:  gravity will continually try to pull you into an uncontrollable slide, so control is key while driving down steep hills.  Try not to engage the clutch – it will increase your speed, and if you activate the brakes, the wheel may lock and you could skid and, well, the rest is extremely unpleasant.  

Once you get used to handling your 4WD Vehicle Fitouts and can navigate through rough terrains, you'll be taking trips to romantic, out-of-the-way camping areas; hiking trails with rare wildlife; little-known fishing holes;  stunning parks, just to name a few.
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ARB 4WD AccessoriesThe acronym ARB represents the initials of Anthony Ronald Brown, who found ARB 4X4 (which is also represented as 4WD) Accessories. ARB 4X4 Accessories as the name suggest is a company that that provides equipments for 4X4s, and several decades after its foundation the Australia based company, with franchises on several other countries, has develop a household name for itself. When undertaking any extensive outback expenditure ARB 4X4 Accessories supplies a few essential gadgets that will aid in enhance your experience.

Protection equipment

ARB 4WD Accessories offer a range of protection equipment ranging from: ARB Frontal Protection; to Bull Bar; to Air Bag. The ARB Frontal Protection aims to protect against damages that may be caused by external forces, while enhancing the look and feel of your Vehicle Fitouts.

ARB 4WD Accessories Bull Bar are generally designed with every factor of your vehicle in mind. This includes the vehicle’s design, the vehicle’s crush rate, the vehicle’s approach angles and a range of other factors. There line of bull bars include, Deluxe, Summit, Alloy, Summit Sahara and Nudge among others, ensuring that your options are unlimited and that you are never backed into a corner.

Over the years ARB has made a heavy investment in Vehicle Fitouts Sydney  crash barrier tests in hope of proving the reliability of their air bag compatible bull bar, to a great level of success, ensuring a great level of safety and security when using an ARB’s air bag.

Vehicle Lighting and Rear Vision

ARB line of vehicle lighting is designed with the goal of always giving you a clear view of where you are coming from and what to expect ahead. With ARB vehicle lights there will be no surprises. In ARB lighting collection is the Intensity LED Driving Lights, which produces a light that imitates sunlight and an indestructible polycarbonate lens to guarantee durability.

Canopies and Ute Lids

ARB Canopies and Ute Lids provide weatherproofing and increased security protection for your vehicle. The ARB Canopies and Ute Lids have a proven track record of reliability, while suiting the individual needs of your vehicle. With the ARB Canopies or Ute Lids you can feel very safe while navigating your way through a branchy terrain.

Frontier Long Range Tanks

The ARB Front Long Range Tank was designed to provide the needed fuel for those long excursions, so you can focus more on enjoying the trip rather than how long it might take. They come with a guarantee of incredible strength and rigidity, while its plastic material ensures that weight is never an issue.

Conclusion

The ARB Protection equipment, Vehicle Lighting and Rear Vision, Canopies and Ute Lids and the Frontier Long Range Tank should take priority on your go to list before your next big exploration. With these accessories you will spend less time worrying about the safety of you and your vehicle and more time enjoying all that nature has to offer.
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Yakima Roof RacksYakima Roof Racks are not only affordable, they are easy to install, and feature aerodynamic styling and functionality. Part of the fun of biking is getting to your destination. Since these racks are easy to install, include universal hardware, and are easy to remove, you can make getting to your destination more about the experience than loading and unloading your bikes. If you are looking for Yakima roof racks, you should gain as much knowledge as possible before making your purchase.

How to Choose Your Yakima Roof Racks

When you are trying to choose the best Yakima roof rack for your vehicle, there are some things you may want to consider. The first thing you should consider is what you plan to use it for. Some people use theirs for bicycles, others use them for kayaks, and others use them for skis. What will you are hauling on your roof racks?

Getting the Right Fit

In order to get the right fit for your Yakima roof rack, you should use their configuration guide. This guide can help you choose the right track for your vehicle, your hauling purposes, and your price range.

Alternatives to Yakima Roof Racks

If you are not sure that the roof rack will suit your needs, or if you have a truck, you can use one of the alternative methods. Unfortunately, roof racks are not always paint-friendly options for your car. They can rub the clear coat away, and slowly eat away at the underlying paint and primer. This leaves your car at risk for developing rust spots, which threaten your resale value, as well as your car's structural integrity. Fortunately, there are other options available through Yakima.

Trunk Rack

A trunk rack is just as reliable as the roof rack, but they are paint-friendly, and they provide an extra level of support, straps.  They are just as durable, but they are less tasking on your back, and on your budget. Trunk racks are also easy to remove in situations when they will be in the way.

Bed Racks

If you have a truck, it is obvious that a roof rack will not work for your situation. Luckily, Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier to keep your cargo upright during transport.

Bed racks fit into the bed of your truck. They keep your equipment in the perfect position to haul it while traveling. They also keep the ARB 4WD Accessories Sydney secure to avoid damaging it, or the bed of your truck.

Conclusion

There are a lot of options available for people in search of vehicle racks to hold their equipment. If you are looking for a Yakima roof rack, you now have the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your vehicle and your needs.
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BarsNRacksYou work gear is important. You can't get your job done without it. It is also expensive. At BarsNRacks, we understand the importance behind protecting and securing that gear while you're traveling to and from work or in between jobs. BarsNRacks offers a wide array of stylish, safe and efficient roof racks that will keep your tools in place. If you're looking for a rack, storage system or carrying system, you will find the quality products you need at BarsNRacks.

Our Featured Brands

• Rhino-Rack

Rhino-Rack offers a wide range of systems including bicycle carriers, ladder carriers, ratchet grabs, specialty ladder systems and utility rack systems.

• Whisper Bar

The Whisper Bar is one of the quietest roof racks ever built. If you're traveling with surfboards, skis, snowboard or other large accessories, the Whisper Bar is perfect for your road trip.

• Thule

The Thule brand is specifically designed to match your car model. There are various kinds of two bar carriers to transport your equipment for work and play.

• Rola

Rola roof racks are stylish and safe, they cater to a variety of vehicles including Gutter, Pad, and Track mounts. They hold equipment or trays and boxes so you can pack on, as needed.

Helping you transport your work gear is our specialty at BarsNRacks. We want to make sure your equipment stays put, protecting your business and helping you travel safely. Roof racks are a great solution to transporting your work gear.

Benefits

• Protect your gear

Using roof racks can save you time and money. Having your equipment stored safely in a storage bin attached to a rack or securely tied directly to the rack provides protection and easy accessibility.

• Save Money

Keeping your work gear securely in place, making sure it's not moving back and forth during travel, will protect it from wear and tear, it will also protect it from loosening or falling off. It's important that you have your work gear with you, in good condition, from on job to the next. Don't let travel get in the way of that.

• Reduce liability

If your ARB 4x4 Accessories is being transported using rope, bungee or other products used to tie equipment directly to the roof, it may slip, slide or fall off. If your work equipment falls off while you're driving, this could create a liability for your business.

BarsNRacks provides more than just bars and racks. Our Rhino Roof Racks products are functional, durable and sleek. Storing your work equipment on one of our racks shows your customers professionalism and sophistication. If you have equipment that needs transporting, a rooftop rack is the best solution. Check out all that we have to offer at BarsNRacks, we'll help you protect and transport your gear.
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Thule Roof RacksThule 

For seventy-five years, Thule has been a global leader in creating products that let active people soundly and stylishly transport their gear and belongings.  Whether they are experienced professionals with a room full of medals and trophies or beginners just starting off on their adventures, Thule provides the perfect rack.

Thule Roof Racks

A roof rack, simply put, is a framework for transporting belongings on the roof of your vehicle.  A roof rack can carry items that are too large and bulky to fit in a vehicle.  It can also carry what would normally take up passenger room in your vehicle and let you take more friends and relatives along with you on your journeys.  

Here are some examples of what can carry: 

• Luggage (within separately purchased bags or cargo boxes)
• Camping equipment
• Bicycles
• Snowboards
• Skis
• Kayaks
• Canoes

Perfect Fit

A roof rack is usually mounted onto a set of bars that run across the roof of a vehicle.  Several wagons and some SUVs come standard with such bars on their roof.   Most cars, however, have no such bars on their roof.  Thule has designed a unique fit process that utilizes the specifications of nearly every vehicle make and model and takes into account whether it has a set of bars and other factors.   You, therefore, receive a fit kit containing everything you need to perfectly a rack atop whatever vehicle you drive.

Vehicles without bars receive three-step setup system that includes three pieces of equipment.  Vehicles that have bars across their roof receive a two-set setup system that includes two pieces of equipment.  

Safety and Durability

Fun and good looks are important, of course, and Thule’s racks deliver,  but safety is more important and remains Thule’s prime concern.   Thule, therefore, has three Quality Test Centres throughout the globe that subjects its roof racks though a range of intense testing that surpasses industry standards.

Bars N Racks

Bars N Racks, naturally, wants everyone to have a good life, but it really wants them to have a great time experiencing it with the gear and equipment that make it all fun.  And, to do that, they need roof racks.    

It is the primary dealer for Thule Roof Racks, as well as for all other brand roof racks, tow and bars, as well as, caravan, 4WD Accessories Sydney, RV and van accessories.   It also provides a wide range of van and UTE accessories.

Bars N Racks offers Thule’s complete rack system, including the following specially designed models:

• water sport carriers
• bike, ski and water sport carriers
• standard and titan carrier basket
• roof boxes
• titan carriers (for carting large loads)
• Lapland carrier basket and load net amounts
• ladder carriers
• strap winch and load-stop

Once you install a Thule Roof Racks Sydney, you’ll be on your way to immediate fun.  
       
Bars N Racks is located in North Sydney.  Call, visit, or see its website for a quote today!
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Roof Racks ProductsWhether you need a roof rack or a bicycle rack, BarsNRacks has the best services to suit your every need. If you want to make sure that you are getting top-notch services, then look no further than BarsNRacks. Their products are functional, durable and sleek in their design. BarsNRacks only use the best manufactures to help them produce their products.

BarsNRacks offers a different variety of services/products. You can call them up today to get a quote on any of their products. You can choose what fits your needs! BarsNRacks have been in business for over 30 years. Just like aged cheese or aged wine, BarsNRacks products only get better with time.
 
BarsNRacks Best Roof Racks Products

• Rhino-rack- durable rack, with adjustable accessories
• Whispbar- lightweight and sleek design
• Thule- a load carrier with two carrier bars
• Rola- wide range of carriers
• Universal Water Craft Carrier

Roof Racks are racks that are applied to the roof of your vehicle for many different purposes. You can carry luggage, bicycles, kayaks, snow gear and containers. These roof racks can be a great product to use when are taking a trip or moving. You can just latch on any container to the roof racks and you are good to go.
 
BarsNRacks Best Tow Bars Products

• Standard
• Light Duty
• Heavy Duty
• HLP/Protection Bars/Step Towbar
• Weight Distribution Hitch

Towing can be a hassle and can cost you an arm and a leg. But look no further than BarsNRacks tow bar products to help you fulfill your needs. If you want to take your RV on the road, latch it onto one of BarsNRacks tow bars and ride off into the sunset. Their heavy-duty products can make any towing situation less of a hassle.
 
BarsNRacks Best Bicycle Carriers

• Roof Mounted- located on the roof of your vehicle
• Rear Mounted- located at the rear of your vehicle
• Tow Bar/ Hitch Mounted- located at the rear of your vehicle

If you are a bicycle lover, then you should own the best bicycle carriers around. Depending on your vehicle or preference, BarsNRacks has three different services to accommodate your bicycle.

BarsNRacks also offers different services not listed above. Their products are made special for your needs and vehicle type. Their products are unique and one of a kind. Some of the other services they offer are 4WD Gear, Van Shelving Sydney inside your vehicle, Storage System, a Specialist who can assist in your towing, caravan towing solutions, and accessories.

BarsNRacks has everything you may need all in the comfort of one company. They are a trustworthy company with high-quality products. They only use the best manufacturers and materials for their products. If you want the best roof racks, Heavy Duty Towbars, or bike carriers than look no further than BarsNRacks.
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4x4 AccessoriesIf you like touring on a 4x4, you know how dangerous a standard machine can be. By purchasing quality accessories and modification parts, you can make your 4x4 touring a lot safer, and much more enjoyable.  Simple additions, like spotlights, a winch, and roof racks can make your trip easier to manage and can allow you to have a lot more fun while you are out and about.

Anytime you go 4x4 touring, you should be prepared with protective gear, recovery equipment, and the need for mechanical repairs. You should have a complete understanding of your steering, your transmission, the suspension kit, and any custom modifications.

Safety While 4x4 Touring

The first thing you must prepare for with any 4x4 touring is safety. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions for your 4x4 vehicle, and any gear you have on board. Always check your gear before you leave to ensure that it is not damaged and that it is fully operational. You should also make sure to check all straps and remove any knots that are in them.

Recovery Equipment

By adding accessories that increase safety, you can make your 4x4 touring experience a lot more enjoyable. Here are the most common pieces forms of recovery equipment used when 4x4 touring.

Snatching

The most common type of recovery when 4x4ing is snatch strap recovery. It is the most effective way to remove your 4x4 from a mud bog. However, there are a lot of different options that do not pose the same risk as snatch strapping, which pulls hard on the chassis and can ruin your suspension.

Instead, use a hitch that is rated for the vehicle's weight, and make sure you use a bumper Van Tow Bars that is rated for the vehicle weight.

Winch Recovery

Another popular self-recovery method is winching. A hand winch allows you to the capability of ratcheting the vehicle out of a mud bog. The process is slow, but it is effective when you have no other option.

An electric winch is a preferred method of self-recovery, but make sure the equipment is certified for use in winching more than your vehicle's weight and make sure you strap the winch to the frame, not the suspension. Make sure to inspect your cable well before use. Cables have been known to snap under great stress, turning them into a very dangerous projectile.

Vehicle Inspection

Before you go 4x4 touring, you should inspect your vehicle completely. There is nothing worse than being out on a muddy trail when your Sydney 4X4 Accessories vehicle breaks down. By inspecting your vehicle before every outing, you are ensuring your safety and the safety of your passengers.
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Roof Rack DesignIf you are considering adding a custom roof rack to the top of your car, there are some things you will want to take into consideration before you decide on the exact custom roof rack you want to purchase.

Buying a custom roof rack may seem like it is a cut and dry situation, but it is not. You will need to consider what you will be using it for. Will you be using it for luggage, canoes, or bikes? Do you see yourself using it to transport more than one type of equipment?

Even the simplest of custom roof racks can be used to transport luggage, skis, surfboards, bicycles, and other items. However, when you purchase your custom rack, you will want to have all of your attachments custom fitted for the purposes you intend to use the rack for. By understanding what you plan to use it for, you will be able to choose the right system for your vehicle, and your purpose. These tips will help you choose the right custom roof rack.

What You Will Need

• Tape Measure

Determine the Purpose

If you are having trouble determining what you will use your roof rack for, think about what is usually in your way when you transport it inside your car. What do you see yourself attaching to the roof over the next few years?

What is Your Budget?

Determining your budget is very important. A custom roof rack can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. While the price does dictate the quality, in most cases, you do not want to put yourself in debt for an addition to your car. Here are some things to consider when determining your budget.

• Will you be considering a single type of item all the time, or will you be hauling different items all the time?

• The installation process might affect what you are willing to spend. If you do not mind drilling through your car roof, you can save quite a bit of money. This type of roof rack will be considered permanent. If you do not want to drill holes in your car's roof, you can purchase a Rhino Roof Racks Sydney that is removable and can be attached to your second car with ease.

Measuring

In this step, you will need to measure all aspects of your vehicle that will affect the fit of your roof rack.

• If you are going to purchase a Rola Roof Racks Sydney that is universal, you will need to measure the length of your roof, and the distance between the doors. A universal rack will attach to the door frames, so make sure your measurements are accurate.

• Measure how much space your vehicle has around it when you park. If you have a low garage roof or carport, you will want to measure how much clearance you have.

Once you have gathered this information, you are ready to fit and install the roof rack that suits your needs.
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