SeaSucker Bike Racks are a Great Return on Your Investment
Author: Chris Konstandinou Date Posted:17 October 2016
Buy a SeaSucker Bike Rack, get your money back within 12 to 14 months
Why SeaSucker Bike Racks are a great return on your investment
Apart from being easy to use SeaSucker Bike Racks are a great return on investment when compared to other bike racks. Let's look at the alternatives
Tow Bar Mounted Bike Racks
Tow bar mounted bike racks require a tow bar. The cost of installing a tow bar every time you change cars gets expensive. This cost alone is in the order of $400 to $700 depending on the car and the type of tow bar.
Roof Mounted Bike Racks
Roof mounted bike racks are difficult to install leading to owners installing them permanently. This affects fuel economy. The impact on fuel economy ranges from 1 to 3 litres for every 100 kilometres. For the purpose of this article we used an average of 2 litres per 100 km.
We then made the following assumptions. We used an average kilometres travelled per year of 15,000 km and 20,000 km and the cost of fuel is $1.30 per litre. Let's see how the sums add up.
At 15,000 km per year your car will consume an additional 300 litres of fuel per year (15,000 / 100 x 2). Those 300 extra litres cost you an extra $390 per year.
At 20,000 km per year your car will consume an additional 400 litres of fuel per year (20,000 / 100 x 2). Those 400 extra litres cost you an extra $520 per year.
Obviously with your bikes mounted on your car your fuel economy will decrease. However SeaSucker Bike Racks have the lowest vertical profile of any bike rack on the market. Therefore with your bikes mounted the impact on your fuel economy is much less than using a conventional roof mounted bike rack.
The bottom line is this; SeaSucker Bike Racks will save you around $400 to $450 per year in fuel when compared to conventional roof mounted bike racks
This makes a very powerful argument when selecting SeaSucker Bike Racks.