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How to Increase Your Car’s Cargo Space

Do you always feel like you don’t have enough cargo space in your vehicle?

Cars and SUVs are built with a finite amount of cargo space. If you go on long family trips or need to use your vehicle to transport construction materials, you may require additional space.

How can you get this additional space?

Keep reading, and we’ll walk you through a few of the options that can help you increase your vehicle’s cargo space.

How to Increase Car Storage

There are multiple options on the market to increase the cargo space of your vehicle. You can add storage options within your car to use the space more efficiently, or you can add external items to increase total cargo capacity.

Trailer Hitch

You can use a trailer hitch to pull a hitch-mounted cargo carrier or a small trailer. Trailers can come in many different sizes, enclosed or open frames for whatever your needs are.

Pulling cargo behind your vehicle can also be more aerodynamic than something like a rooftop cargo carrier. Put items like coolers, suitcases, and other large bulky items in a trailer to free up more space in the cabin during long drives.

Rooftop Cargo Carrier

These attach to the top of your vehicle with or without roof rails. You can invest in a waterproof, hard top case if you expect to need extra space a ton, or you can get a waterproof cargo bag that can work just as well.

Rooftop cargo carriers are great if you need to transport bikes or other large sporting equipment. Most of these items will not fit in your car, especially if you need to get your whole family in the car too.

Interior Storage

If you want to maximize the cargo space already in your vehicle, you can look into bags or storage solutions to hang off the car’s front seats or go under them. There may not be a ton of space under the seats, but it’s an excellent location for things to keep the kids occupied on long trips.

Items like trunk organizers can also help with day-to-day storage and organization.

Side Carrier

Need to transport longer items like plywood or aluminum tubes? Look into something like the Sidekick VSC. This is an excellent option if you work in construction or are doing extensive work around the house. If you don’t have a truck or want a way to transport items without them sticking out of their trunk, one of these will help.

How Will You Increase Your Cargo Space?

When you travel, having extra cargo space in your vehicle is essential. Determine the kind of storage you need, and you’ll be able to pick the best option for your needs and vehicle.

Are you looking for more car advice or DIY tips? Check out the rest of our blog! You’ll find so much great information there to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.