What bike rack can you guys recommend for my 2013 Accord? Trying to get one that is not going to damage the paint of my car, and am avoiding getting a trailer hitch.
Until you drive into a garage.....my Thule roof rack, you can basically drive the car to the limit and not ever have to worry about the bike.
I don't get to garage park in neither my place nor my parent's place, so that has never worried me. It's also lower than any drive through or public garage I've been to. But also for that reason, the hitch rack was initially my first choice, but I got quite a deal on my roof rack so here we are. But OP says no hitch, so we're narrowing our options here.Until you drive into a garage.....
I have a couple of options. I have hitches on two of my cars, and a 3-bike Thule rack (hanging style, not trays) which I can swap between my accord or my van. I also have a Thule aeroblade roof rack on my van, with two wheels on trays. The trays don’t stay on all the time, just when I need them. Mostly I use the hitch as my go to. I haven’t felt the need so far in sinking the $$ into towers to mount my crossbars on top of the accord, so they’re never come off the van. Would be nicer on the sedan.... reaching the top of the van can be annoying.
that looks awesome. I had a 2003 Maxima and installed a hitch on that car. Did you install the hitch yourself or have someone do it? Do you mind sharing what it cost?