Do not take your rack through an automatic car wash. Parts of the car wash 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 take the Landing Pad covers off as they are often dislodged and lost by the brushes in the car wash
Clean your rack by hand washing with mild detergent, free of any solvents (petroleum or natural) as they may damage the plastics used on the rack.
After washing 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