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Roof box basics: Everything to know about speed, wind and mounting

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Anyone who wants to transport luggage on the roof of a car needs to know a few things. Attachments such as a roof box change both the weight and the centre of gravity of the vehicle – and thus also the handling. What’s more, a car with a roof box will react more sensitively to crosswinds. That’s why you’ll need to stay more alert, especially on bridges, in narrow forest roads or when overtaking lorries. Most countries don’t have set limits on driving with a roof box, but this is different for manufacturers, and most will advise you don’t break the 130 km/h mark. A maximum speed specified by th…

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