When you are a new bike owner, you might have wondered How to put a bike rack on a car? Though attaching a bike rack to the back of the car is quite is easy and you can take your beloved bike wherever and whenever you want.
As an Outback owner and a long time ago playing mountain biking, I’m going to show you how to do this simply today. All you to do Is attach the bike rack to your Outback and place your bike on it, and you are ready to go. However, there are several types of bike rack for Subaru Outback on the market that you must consider before you buy.
Step By Step Guide
1. Buy An Excellent Quality Trunk-Mounted Rack
Suppose you want to ride your bike on mountain hills or some remote place. Choosing a trunk mount rack will help you to transport your bike hassle-free by hanging on the back of your Subaru. Moreover, it will save safely for more things which you can store in your car’s trunk, and if you rely on a camera while getting your car parked then a trunk-mounted rack will help leave space for your camera. Though, these bikes racks can hold up to 1-4 bikes.
2. Open The Rack Packet & Read The Instructions Manual
However, once you have chosen the best bikes to rack for your Subaru, If you are facing any problem finding the best rack for your car then search online to select a rack that fits your Subaru automobile. Once you have bought the product, then open up the rack packet or box and read the instruction manual. Because most of the bike racks come in pieces that are complicated to assemble. Thus, a manual guide will help you to understand the use of different parts. Start adjoining those pieces according to the instruction manual.
3. Place The Rack On The Car’s Back & Attach The Strap At The Trunk Sides
Many trunk-mounted bike rack comes along with straps present at the sides, bottom, and top. Once you are done assembling the rack, place it on the car’s trunk. Open the car trunk and hook every strap according to the place embedded on the hook. Like if it says side then place those straps on the sides and if they say top then put it on the top and if it says bottom then place it on the bottom. These straps provide extra protection to the bike rack and keep it attached to the trunk even after riding over uneven road.
4. Lift Your Bike Frame & Place It Over The Two Hooks
Once you have placed your rack on the trunk, then lift your bike frame and place it over the two hooks that have an angle of 15-45 degrees. After that slide, the bike close to the trunk for more security then use the security straps over the wheel and lock the head tube to keep the bike from moving.
Those are all the steps you need to take to mount a bike rack on your Outback. Hopefully, you can enjoy the weekend with your bike.