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  • How do I choose the right roof bar fitting for my car? We offer a wide range of roof bars and fittings to make your journey easier but sometimes it's difficult to know what will fit your car. We've put together a handy guide on how to identify what kind of roof you have to find the best-fitting kit for your car A roof bar system has three components that…
  • Types of roof bars If you plan on transporting bikes or connecting a roof box, then you need to start by making sure that your car has suitable roof bars in place. In this guide, we’ll explain the different kinds of roof bars that are available, as well as how to fit them into your vehicle. What are roof bars? Roof…
  • Which is the best roof box? Getting the best car roof box is down to personal preference. Considering the following factors and different brands will help you to choose the best roof box for your needs. Capacity If you're a lone ranger who loves getting lost in the countryside, then a small, lower-capacity roof box may do the…
  • Exodus roof bars and boxes now part of Halfords Advanced range As part of ongoing improvements to our product ranges, our family-friendly Exodus roof boxes and roof bars have become part of the Halfords Advanced range. These new Halfords Advanced products offer the same incredible value and quality but with a new name. Here’s everything you need to know about…
  • How do roof boxes attach to cars? The starting point for any roof box purchase is a roof rack system. If you don't have one installed, then we'd suggest heading over to our article Types of roof bars first or heading in store to speak to one of our roof bar experts. To see which roof bar fitting is compatible with your…
  • How to fit roof bars Roof bars come in all shapes and sizes and they are sold in three separate parts: The roof bars themselves Foot packs to attach to the bars Fitting kits, which connect the feet to the roof For the majority of cars, you’ll need all three parts in order to fix the roof bars of your vehicle. If you…
  • How to store a roof box in your garage If you’re looking for a safe place to store your roof box, then look no further than the humble garage. Your garage is (hopefully) safe and watertight – the right conditions for keeping your roof box secure. In this guide on how to store a roof box in your garage, we provide some simple and…
  • How to choose the correct roof bars for your vehicle We offer several different roof bar brands and systems for your specific requirements, alongside an extensive range of foot packs and fitting kits for a large number of cars and vans. Watch the video below for the key information you need. You’ll need to check compatibility by entering your vehicle…
  • Can I leave roof bars on my car? Yes, particularly if you’re constantly transporting bikes or equipment. All of our roof bars are made from durable materials, so you don’t need to detach and reattach them every time you need to get the bikes to the local park. Having said that, if you want your roof bars to last for as long as possible…
  • Are roof boxes bad for fuel economy? Thanks to the changes in aerodynamics that roof boxes cause, you will see a slight increase in fuel usage if you use a roof box. As well as the extra weight of both the box itself and the items inside it, you'll also be creating extra drag – also known as air resistance – which will force your engine…