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4 Reasons to Install the Proper Racks on Your Vehicle for Transporting Your Stand-Up Paddleboard

by Priscilla Terry

If you like stand-up paddleboarding, then you might already have racks installed on your car so that you can easily transport your paddleboard. If you don't, then it's time to shop for them and to have them installed on your vehicle. These are a few reasons why this is an important step for pretty much any stand-up paddleboarding enthusiast to take.

1. Take Your Paddleboard More Often

Right now, if you don't have a good option for transporting your stand-up paddleboard, you might not take it out as often as you would like to. Once you install racks on your vehicle, however, you will probably find yourself heading to the beach with your stand-up paddleboard all the time. This will allow you to make better use of your paddleboard and have more opportunities to get in more practice.

2. Avoid Damaging Your Car

Next, you might be worried about the possibility of scratching your car's paint job, causing dents, or otherwise damaging your vehicle when you're transporting your stand-up paddleboard. This is a real possibility if you don't have the proper racks. However, if you purchase the proper racks, make sure that they are installed properly and are careful when you're putting your paddleboard on top of your vehicle. On the other hand, you should not have to worry about causing damage to your car.

3. Avoid Getting a Ticket

One main thing that you might be concerned about is the possibility of getting a ticket while you're transporting your paddleboard. If you aren't careful about how you transport it, this could be a possibility, depending on the laws in your state. If you aren't sure about what you are and are not allowed to do when transporting your paddleboard on your vehicle, you may want to look into your local laws and statutes about the matter.

4. Avoid Damaging or Losing Your Paddleboard

Of course, if you aren't careful about how you transport your paddleboard, you face the possibility of damaging your paddleboard. There is even a chance that the paddleboard could fall off of the top of your vehicle, which could cause it to be destroyed or lost. If it's secured on top of your vehicle with the help of the proper racks, though, you should not have to worry about this.

Even if you typically use other methods of transporting your paddleboard, now is the time to think about purchasing and installing racks on top of your vehicle. For more information about your options, contact companies that sell SUP transport equipment.