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You may want to attach a roof rack to the top of your car to transport luggage, kayaks or other equipment.

It isn’t always necessary to have a truck, van, or trailer to haul large items; you can strap many things right to the top of your car, including luggage, kayaks, or certain furniture items when moving.

Study

While that's just 1 percent of total fuel consumption, it's no small number.

Roof racks waste increasing amounts of fuel through aerodynamic drag, but better design — and government policy — would help save gas.

A roof rack is on top of the vehicle and is used for extra storage space to carry large items such as kayaks, canoes, luggage, or big containers.