Don’t just put a bicycle in a car, here’s how!

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DAPURPACU – Cycling on weekends is a favorite sport for today’s society, apart from light jogging around the area where they live.

Not a few bicycle lovers also travel long distances. Although for their return, they use a car to accommodate the bicycles used.

In fact, there is no problem placing the bike in the back or into the car cabin. Of course it takes a procedure to be able to place the bike.

Do not let the bicycle that is brought even distract the driver when driving on the road. This is closely related to the element of safety.

According to Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Division Head Auto2000, taking a bicycle to tourist sites by car is a fun activity.

“However, you must learn how to carry a bicycle with the right car for the convenience and safety of all road users,” explained Nur Imansyah, in his official broadcast.

The following is the procedure for carrying a bicycle in a car according to the presentation from Auto2000:

Learn Car Payload
Each car has a maximum payload or carrying capacity that must be obeyed by the owner. An overloaded car will be difficult to control, as easily swayed and less stable.

Not to mention the overload makes important components such as tires and brakes work extra hard. If left unchecked, the risk of harm is very large, especially entering the current rainy season.

For that, you can calculate the maximum carrying capacity from the vehicle manual or discuss with the official service advisor of the workshop.

Putting In The Car
A favorite bicycle can enter the car cabin, which utilizes the rear area by folding the seat. Obviously, in terms of security will be more secure.

However, there are some things that must be considered. First, don’t force the bike into if it’s too big because it can damage the interior panels.

You can remove bicycle parts and collect them in a box so they don’t fall apart. Place it in a safe place or tie it up so it doesn’t fall off, such as when there’s sudden braking.

Do not leave the bicycle standing or lying on its side without holders and straps to prevent it from moving. The analogy is the same with a seatbelt to prevent it from being thrown off in an accident, where a collision with a bicycle can endanger passengers.

Make sure all passengers can sit comfortably without being disturbed by the presence of the bicycle. Equally important, do not let the bicycle obstruct the driver’s view to the rear.

Using Bike Rack
The use of a bike rack makes the cabin more spacious and comfortable. There are two types of bicycle racks, which are mounted on the back or trunk rack and on the roof of the car or roof bike rack.

Before deciding to use it, you should pay attention to several things. Choose a bicycle rack that has good quality standards and is guaranteed.

The most convincing, of course, is that the bike rack purchased has an official distributor, making it easier if there is a problem. Because they are specially made for carrying bicycles, both types of bike racks have followed global standards regarding safety when used.

You just have to learn it, including the rules of use, through the manual included in the purchase package.

Pay Attention When Using Bike Racks
The application of a roof bike rack requires you to pay attention to several important things. First, the height of the car will increase with the bicycle on the roof, so that it becomes a barrier when passing through portals such as automatic toll gates.

You can put a warning sign on the dashboard so you don’t forget there’s a bicycle on the roof. This type of rack also makes the car more unsteady, especially when there is a strong wind.

Lastly, it also takes more time to get up and down the bike from the roof of the car. Then, what about the bicycle rack behind the trunk or trunk rack?

You will have difficulty parking in narrow areas because the length of the car increases, reduces access to the trunk, especially sedan types and limits the driver’s visibility to the rear.

In addition, make sure the length of the bicycle does not exceed the width of the car so as not to block the view through the side mirror and prevent accidents due to being too wide.

It is recommended to remove the bicycle tire if it passes through it and store it in the trunk so as not to miss it. [dp/MTH]

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