Do not take your rack through an automatic car wash. Parts of the car wash brush system can snag on your rack causing damage to your rack, vehicle and the car wash.
If your rack system uses Landing Pads you can leave them on the vehicle. We do suggest that you leave the Landing Pad covers off as they can be knocked off by the car wash.
We recommend hand washing your rack with mild detergent, free of any solvents (petroleum or natural) as they may damage the plastics used on the rack.
After washing and before reinstalling your rack take a moment to do the following;
- Inspect the rack for damage and wear, replace worn or damaged parts
- Check that all fasteners are tight
- Re-lube threaded parts with either white lithium grease, or a water proof grease. For parts that pivot using a non-petroleum based oil such as Tri-Flow will help keep things moving freely