As with all things mechanical a little TLC goes a long way so we recommend regular maintenance to ensure your Karitek system runs smoothly. Along with your other kit, the Easy Load benefits from a wash down with fresh water when you come off the water.
At a minimum, every three months, you should check over your Easy Load System. Karitek Roof Racks last a long time with some of the originals from twenty years ago still going strong but best to check all parts for signs of wear or damage.
Check the main spar and base bars and remove any debris, it's amazing how many bugs etc can gather . Apply a light lubrication.
We would advise once a year that the Easy Load Roof Rack is removed and checked over. All parts can be cleaned with hot, soapy water and then rinsed off with fresh water. The roller head and channel runners should be lubricated with a small amount of chain lubricant and any excess wiped off. I use Tygris brand and it seems to do the job well.
We carry a range of spare parts, if you're not sure of the name of the part you need, just send a photo and we can check out availability and prices for you.