When choosing a transport solution, always start with the load carrier.
And if you want a guarantee, just look for the Thule trademark. Thule
is the leading global developer of load carriers for cars. There is no
better solution. Once you?ve mounted the load carrier on your car,
simply add the accessories you need to transport your gear elegantly,
safely and securely.
The Different Mounting Methods:
There are 5 main methods roof bars can be attached to your vehicle;
Fixpoints, Roof Rails, Rain Gutters, Door Seals and T Track. It is
important the method mentioned above is relevant to your vehicle; you
can check the fitting instructions for more information. Sometimes the
same model of vehicle can exist in different specifications eg With or
without roof rails, with or without fixpoints etc. So it is inportant
to double check the information above,.
For Vehicles with Pre-Installed Fixpoints
Many cars are fitted with pre-installed attachments for load carriers,
so called fixpoints. These ensure a solid and secure mounting for your
The term Fixpoint can refer to a range of different mounting points, a
few types are shown here:
For Vehicles with Roof Rails
Roof Rails run the length of the roof of a vehicle. Roof Bars attach to
these by clamping either onto or around the rails. Some Roof Rails,
usually ones mounted flush to the roof, have a shaped profile to them
or a grove on the inside. In this case the Roof Bars are designed to
attach to these elements.
For many cars the roof bars are mounted on to the door frame, around
the area of the door seal. Fitting kits specific to vehicles ensure the
roof bars attach securely.
This type of product has been produced and continuously improved by
Thule for the last 30 years. The result is a load carrier that mounts
into or onto rain gutters which run the length of the roof line, above
the door frames.
T-Track on your vehicle
Some Roof Rails (the ones that run the length of your vehicle) have a
may have a T-Track or similar on them, this is often in the form of a
groove or a lip which enables special design Roof Bars to attach to
them. Other Vehicles may have the T-Track directly on the roof of the
vehicle, these to run the length of the roof
Thule roof bars are available in 2 main styles; traditional square
section, covered in black plastic, or Aluminum aero bars.
Please Note: End caps are supplied.
All of Thules Aerobars come with T-Track; this means they have a
groove running the length of the bars on the top to enable the
attachment of cycle carriers and Roof Boxes etc. This means that items
that use the T-Track can be take on and off the roof more easily as
they are attached at the ends of the Roof Bars and can be slide the
length of the bars before securing, also enabling you to use the full
width of the bars, even above the foot connecting the Roof Bars to the