Choosing the Right Skiguard for You and Your Car

There are many factors that play into determining the best Skiguard model for your car and your needs. We emphasize on safety and will therefore always go the extra mile to ensure that your car, its roof configuration, and roof rack are designed and suitable for adding an accessory such as a Skiguard to it.

First off, what kind of car do you have: make, model, year?

Next step is to determine what roof configuration and what kind of accessories your car has. It is important to know whether it has flush rails, lifted rails, or no rails at all. Below are a few photos that clearly illustrates the difference between the 3.

Picture 1: Flush Roof Rails

Picture 1: Flush Roof Rails

Picture 2: Lifted Roof Rails

Picture 2: Lifted Roof Rails

Picture 3: No Roof Rails - Fixed Point

Picture 3: No Roof Rails - Fixed Point

 

Further, we need to know if you have a roof rack that you would like to use, and if so, what kind of rack that might be, or if you would like recommendations for what to get. There are an abundant number of manufacturers and varieties of roof racks on the market, and we always recommend investing in roof racks from the well-known brand names that have proven track records. This is for your safety and to ensure the best fit possible.

If the tailored Touring (T) model is the best option for you and your car, the roof rack it is paired to has to have removable, or detachable, feet. That means that the ends that clamp onto the roof or roof rails needs to come off for the cross bars to be passed through the tunnels in the bottom half of the cargo box.

If you have a roof rack that do not have detachable feet, or if you would like to more easily use the same rack for other purposes, a Sport (S) model might be your best option. The S models are easily mounted on just about any car and roof rack, and will still have that low profile Skiguard signature look.

See the product pages for information on the Sport and Touring models.

Picture 4: We think of every detail, also how to accommodate the radio/GPS antenna.

Picture 4: We think of every detail, also how to accommodate the radio/GPS antenna.

Radio and satellite/GPS antennas have, in the past, been tough to design for as there did not seem to be an industry standard for location or dimensions. Luckily, this problem has just about faded out now that most modern cars come with tail fins that include radio and satellite/GPS antennas in one. We have a clever design feature to accommodate these that we are very proud of. If your car has a custom antenna or the traditional longer whip antenna, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate those too.

Other useful information that we would benefit from knowing before we decide which Skiguard model is best for you is your intended use. Do you expect to carry skis or other long gear? Do you want to optimize the cargo space for bags and camping gear? We would like to get to know you and your needs in an effort to make you, the user, as satisfied as possible.

Picture 5: Skiguard ski and cargo boxes will easily help you make extra room for skis, boards, bags, golf bags, camping gear, you name it!

Picture 5: Skiguard ski and cargo boxes will easily help you make extra room for skis, boards, bags, golf bags, camping gear, you name it!