What size of roof box do I need?
It depends on what you need to transport! Roof boxes take a huge amount of filling. Our medium sized roof boxes hold approximately 360 litres – equivalent to a medium sized car boot e.g. Ford Focus. The large size at 450-470 litres is the equivalent to the boot capacity of a large family car. The extra-large size is 580 litres which is huge! In all cases you need to be careful not to exceed the maximum load weigh for the roof box and rack. We let you know the maximum load weight for your roof box in your hire agreement. We find the large size (450-470 litres) tends to be a good all-rounder.
When do I pay for my hire?
You need to pay a non-refundable £20 deposit to confirm the booking. We can take this payment via Paypal or BACS. The balance can be paid in cash when you collect your roof box. We also require a £50 cash refundable security deposit when you come to collect your box.
In some cases, we will have to order in fitting kits specific to your car if we do not have them in stock, so please ensure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
What do I need to do to confirm my roof box hire?
Just let us know by phone, text or email the following:
- Dates you want to hire the roof box from (this will be from the date of collection to the date you drop the box back to us)
- The size of the roof box you want
- Do you need to hire a roof rack/bars?
- Your car make, model, registration number and type of roof
We will then confirm if we have a roof rack and box available for your dates along with the cost. If you are happy with this, we will email you our terms and conditions and how to pay your non-refundable £20 deposit. Once we have confirmed payment we will email to confirm your hire.
Why hire a roof box rather than buy?
Good quality roof boxes are expensive to buy, they are bulky to store, and you also require a roof rack which can be specific to your car. So, if you only require one for the odd weekend away or family holiday it can be much more cost effective to hire the size you need.
What do I require to fit a roof box to my car?
In order to fit a roof box to your car you will need roof bars and a fixing kit. Even if you have front to back roof rails you will still need cross bars and the fixing kit to attach the roof box. The fixing kit you need to hire will depend on the make and model of your car.
Can you fit roof bars to my car?
We can supply roof bars to most types of cars. Just tell us the make, model and registration number of your car, as well as the roof type and we can let you know if we have them in stock. If we don’t have them in stock, and you give us enough notice, we can order the correct one in for your car.
Do you fit the roof boxes and roof racks?
Yes we do and its part of the service. Although we do ask you to thoroughly check the equipment before you leave as we don’t accept liability for any damage caused either to the vehicle or third parties as a result of fitting the equipment.
Can I just hire the roof box without the roof bars?
Yes of course. And you can also just hire the roof bars if required.
Are your roof boxes and racks safe and secure?
We only use quality roof boxes that are lockable and weatherproof. Our roof racks are also lockable.
What make of roof boxes do you supply?
We supply a mixture of quality Thule and Exodus roof boxes.
Do you hire ‘soft’ roof bars and bags?
No. Whilst soft roof bars can be fitted to any car, there is evidence that even the tiniest amount of dust particles getting trapped between the soft inflatable bars and the roof can cause a ‘sand paper’ effect on the paint work. Also, soft bars and bags can’t be locked so are not as secure.
Do you deliver?
No we don’t, you need to collect from us. We are located in Carluke, South Lanarkshire which is convenient for most of Central Scotland.
Can I collect and/or drop off in the evening or weekends?
Yes, we are happy to accommodate evening and weekend collections at no extra cost.
How do I arrange my collection?
We will email you 2-3 days before the start of your hire to arrange a collection appointment. We’ll try our absolute best to work around what’s convenient for you.
How do I arrange my drop off?
This can be arranged at the same time as we confirm your collection appointment. Otherwise we’ll text you the day before the end of your hire to arrange a drop off appointment.
How much notice do I need to give you to hire a roof box?
Ideally as much time as possible so we can confirm your booking and reserve your box. If you are also hiring a roof rack and we don’t have it in stock, we will need time to order it in. Remember during the summer, school holidays and bank holiday weekends are very busy so it’s advisable to book as early as you can.
I need to change my dates, can I do that?
Yes of course, as long as we still have a box available
Where can you hire a roof box?
For the best roof box hire in Lanarkshire, call us today.