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Q: The roof rack runners on my car are lose and making a rattle/whine when I drive fast.

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The roof rack runners on my car are lose and making a rattle/whine when I drive fast.

My car has 39000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: These roof racks are held to the top of the...

These roof racks are held to the top of the car with a series of bolts and brackets. Over time, these can occasionally work themselves loose and may cause a bit of rattling as you describe. For safety precautions, you may want to look over the racks to make sure they are properly secured. Consider taking the car to a local body shop to make sure that the car is safe to drive with the rack's condition.

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