If you do a lot of bike riding then you will probably get bored of the roads and trails around your house. You will have to branch out and take your bike somewhere new. The most efficient way of doing that is to put your bike in the car and go.
Bikes don’t necessarily fit in everyone’s car however. Even taking off one or both of the bike’s wheels won’t guarantee it will fit. Getting a bike rack for your car will solve any lack of space problems you have. There are permanent racks for the avid cyclist and more temporary, removable kinds.
If you have a small car the best choice would be a rack that attaches to the trunk of your car. They stay attached by straps whether you have a car with a trunk or a hatchback. If you don’t want to spend too much money this is the best choice for a bike rack.
The next option is to get a bike rack that attaches to the car’s hitch. If you don’t have a hitch on your car for towing small trailers you would first have to get one installed by a shop. The advantage here is that the rack is less likely to damage your car because it only attaches by the hitch. It may be possible to transport your bike without having to take off the wheels with this type also.
The last type of bike rack for cars is the roof rack. This involves drilling holes in the roof of the car and attaching a rack permanently to the car. Make sure this is really what you want because you can’t take it back. This should be reserved for serious bike enthusiasts only. They tend to cost more but will last the life of your car.