Although many of today's cars boast spacious interiors, some require extra cargo room, which is why station wagons are often seen struggling to tow suitcases on wheels. Cut your car some slack with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 toward the rental, purchase, or installation of racks, hitches, cargo boxes, and other auto-hauling and store accessories at Rack N Road. Choose between two locations in Bellevue and Seattle.
Rack N Road's stockade of trailer hitches, roof racks, bike racks, and cargo-storage boxes relieves rides from the stresses of overpacked carriages, granting them the capacity to haul bikes, skis, snowboards, and other gear. Cargo boxes and baskets bestow cars with up to 20 cubic feet of extra space ($279.95+), and the roof-mounted cargo boxes’ aerodynamic shape minimizes wind resistance, leading to quieter travel, greater fuel efficiency, and an upper hand in Tour de France–style road races. Armed with dual side hinges that help lift and prop up the lid, Thule’s Atlantis ($485.95) opens from either side of the car, making loading a snowboard from the driver's side just as easy as releasing a flock of doves into the passenger-side sunset. The online automated fit guide escorts your specific make and model into a virtual fitting room so you'll be prepared when you pull up to the showroom. The store also features winter accessories such as tire chains ($70+), ice scrapers, and snow shovels to help prepare 4-wheeled friends for winter's slippery chill.
Rack N Road also rents cargo boxes by the weekend ($70 on average) or week ($150 on average) and ski racks by the day ($15 on average), weekend ($45 on average), and week ($70+). Installing a hitch ($275+) transforms a vehicle into a towing machine that attracts even more auto-world envy for its hauling capabilities than clydesdales do for their towing power and lifetime supply of beer.