May 28, 2020

Motabars Guide to Towing

Whether you are towing for practical reasons, or for pleasure, it’s essential to follow these guidelines to help you tow safely and responsibly. Here are some things you should know: Do you need a licence to tow? First of all, the combined weight of trailer and vehicle that you can drive are dependent on when … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Towing”

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Motabars Guide to Parking Sensors

Parking sensors are fitted on many new models of car during manufacture, and offer added protection and peace of mind to the driver. If, however your vehicle doesn’t have this feature, it’s easy to have parking sensors installed without making any marks on your vehicle. Benefits of parking sensors Parking sensors were originally designed to … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Parking Sensors”

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Motabars Guide to Loading a Trailer

Safe loading of trailers is essential for keeping you legal, protecting your load, and ensuring you are towing on the open road responsibly. Here are some guidelines so you can be confident you are loading and towing correctly. Correct towing weight It is illegal and also unsafe to overload your trailer. It can be confusing … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Loading a Trailer”

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Motabars Guide to Immobilisers

An engine immobiliser is a security device to prevent theft of vehicles. It uses an electronic chip embedded into the ECU (Engine Control Unit) of the vehicle which prevents the engine starting without the use of an authorised key. Smart Key fobs on most modern vehicles now contain a transponder chip which stores an electronic … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Immobilisers”

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Motabars Guide to Ghost Immobilisers

Ghost immobilisers offer added protection against theft of keys, key cloning, hacking or keyless entry, which effectively give thieves access to your vehicle. How do ghost immobilisers work? Ghost immobilisers add an extra, discrete security measure for vehicle owners on top of the traditional coded key fob. Engines will only start if an additional, unique … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Ghost Immobilisers”

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May 21, 2020

Motabars Guide to Dashcams

A dashcam is an onboard camera, fixed to either the front or rear of a vehicle to take continuous recordings during journeys. The majority of dashcam users have a front facing camera affixed to the dashboard of their car. This is so it records the road ahead during journeys, and will record incidents and accidents, … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Dashcams”

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Motabars Guide to Bike Racks

There’s nothing more exciting than loading up your bikes and setting off for a day out in search of trails, cycle routes and open countryside. Most of us are keen to load up and be on our way as quickly as possible, so it’s important to choose the right bike rack for your vehicle and … Continue reading “Motabars Guide to Bike Racks”

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19 – Coronavirus Update

After careful consideration and taking advice from several sources we have decided that because MotaBars is classed as a non-essential retailer but also has a workshop we fall into 2 categories in the Governments new guidelines, on one hand we are told we can open but on the other we are told not to open. … Continue reading “COVID-19 – Coronavirus Update”

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update to our customers

To our wonderful customers. Firstly can we send our well wishes to you. It is uncertain and difficult times that change on a daily basis.   We are keeping up to date with government guidelines to ensure we continue to operate as normally as possible while keeping our staff and customers safe. We are also … Continue reading “COVID-19 Update to our customers”

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September 23, 2019

What sets us apart from the competition?

We got asked the other day what sets us apart from the competition, why should someone come to us over other companies. –  Experienced, knowledgable staff who are valued and in return value our customers.  Julian has worked at MotaBars for over 20 years, and the whole team benefit from his knowledge and experience.  We … Continue reading “What sets us apart from the competition?”

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