When heading on a trip or driving to a starting place for a bike ride, it's important to know how to properly load a bike into a vehicle. It's an easy and convenient way to transport bikes and will save having to purchase a bike rack. Most cars today have enough room to accommodate a standard bike with room to spare. With a little room in the vehicle, a bike will slide in with ease.
Remove the wheels from the bike so the frame will fit easier into the car. The wheels can easily slide in last and will not take up much room.
Load the bike into the trunk if possible because it'll be out of the way and not get grease on the seats. If the bike won't fit into the trunk, it should fit in the back seat, but be sure to place a towel over the seats to protect them from bike grease.
Slide the frame into the trunk handlebars first, which allows for more room. The bike's seat might need to be lowered using an Allen wrench or other tool to allow the bike to fit.
Cover the frame with a towel so that when you lay the wheels on it they won't scratch the paint, or store the wheels wherever else there's room.
Unload the bike by removing the frame, replacing the wheels and readjusting the seat to its previous height.