How does a roof rack affect a car’s performance?

2021-01-14T08:03:59+00:00January 6th, 2021|Blog|

Whether empty or loaded with equipment or a roof box, roof racks have a considerable impact on your car’s performance—the main effect being aerodynamics and how that plays into your vehicle’s gas mileage.  Read on to learn more about how a roof rack can affect your car’s performance. How roof racks affect a car’s [...]

Installing a trailer hitch on a Smart car

2021-01-14T08:06:43+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Before installing a hitch on your Smart car, be sure to refer to your vehicle’s manual for the tow rating, which will give you the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow.  As a general rule, a Smart car can typically handle a Class 1 hitch with a 200lb weight rating, ideal for lightweight [...]

What are the different types of brake controllers available on the market?

2021-01-14T08:06:53+00:00November 24th, 2020|Blog|

This summer has been all about towing! With limited international travel opportunities, a lot of Albertans have been hitching up their trailers and exploring our own beautiful backyard. Whether you are a trailer towing veteran or a newbie, you have probably done extensive research on the accessories you need to safely tow to and from [...]

Does a weight distribution hitch increase towing capacity?

2020-11-05T05:45:11+00:00November 5th, 2020|Blog|

One of the most critical components of successful towing is proper weight distribution. A weight distribution hitch will shift the weight of the hitch from the front of the trailer forward towards the rear of the vehicle. When the weight is evenly distributed the trailer will be less likely to sway, promoting a much safer [...]

Tips to choosing the right Roof Box for your vehicle

2020-11-05T05:39:23+00:00October 30th, 2020|Blog|

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you know that adventures in nature often come with a lot of gear. From tents to snowboards, hiking gear, and skis, your vehicle’s trunk can quickly fill up with all sorts of equipment. Adding a rooftop cargo box is a great way to gain more storage space and create more [...]

Types of bike racks available on the market

2020-10-23T06:27:09+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Blog|

There are a few types of bike racks available on the market and the right one for your vehicle is going to depend on a few different factors. This includes what type of car you drive, how many bikes you need to transport, and your preferences. Below, we take a look at some of the [...]

Trunk Strap Bike Rack Vs Hitch Mounted Bike Rack

2021-01-14T08:07:14+00:00August 27th, 2020|Blog|

If biking is your sport, you have several options for hauling one or more bikes for your outdoor excursions. Before deciding on which equipment to go with, the most important factor is ensuring that your bikes are safely mounted and ready to go. To help you choose which bike rack is best for you, we [...]

5 Reasons to Invest Money for Rooftop Tents

2020-10-22T17:15:39+00:00August 10th, 2020|Blog|

Over the past few years, rooftop tents have become a must-have outdoor adventure gear. The rooftop tent has always been a staple in places like Africa and Australia, where campers need to sleep out of reach of potentially dangerous wildlife. Recently, soft shell and hard shell rooftop tents are gaining in popularity in North America. [...]

Top 5 Truck Accessories worth the Investment

2021-01-14T08:07:24+00:00July 13th, 2020|Blog|

There’s nothing like driving a pickup truck that’s modified to suit your lifestyle. Not only does it add convenience, functionality, and a powerful look to your ride, the right truck accessories also increase the value of your vehicle and enhances your driving experience. A truck tailored to your style is a dream. From transporting your [...]

Trunk Strap Mounted Bike Rack vs Hitch Mounted Bike Rack – Which Is Better?

2020-10-22T17:15:39+00:00July 7th, 2020|Blog|

Trunk strap bike rack or hitch-mounted bike rack? It’s one of the most common questions we get here at Calgary Hitch Shop. The answer largely depends on the following: • Frequency of use • Your budget • The number of bikes you need to transport Before you come into Calgary Hitch Shop to choose a [...]

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