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Collisions and animal strikes are unfortunately the unpredictable possibilities of travelling on the open road. Keeping you, your passengers and your vehicle safe is the most important thing to consider before setting off. Cars come with many in-built safety features such as airbags, ABS and traction control but ensuring your vehicle has the best possible protection from all angles is up to you, and luckily there are many options available.

Frontal Protection
While traditional bull bars can reduce cosmetic damage, they can change the aerodynamics and the way in which the energy of the impact is transferred to the vehicle’s body structure, which can actually increase structural damage.

Polymer bull bars like SmartBar are designed to not only protect your car but its passengers too. Using a flexible, resilient, lightweight and incredibly durable polyethyene material the cutting-edge design and rotational moulding process creates a bull bar for you that offers unsurpassed levels of safety.

Independent research conducted in relation to bull bar performance confirmed that our SpartanBar outperforms all other frontal vehicle protection systems available.

The extra strong, one-piece, hollow bodied bar has the unique ability to flex, absorb and disperse impact energy forces, then return back to the original shape. In many cases our bull bars can flex up to 85% of their width and return back to 95% of their original shape in a matter of minutes of an animal strike.

This is a feature that is unique to the SmartBar range and what minimises the impact forces being transferred through your vehicle’s chassis rails and potentially damaging vital engine components.

It does all of this in many cases at a weight 40kg lighter than any metal alternative.

Find out if there is a SmartBar for your car here.

Rear Protection
The back of your vehicle can be forgotten when you think about maintaining your rig but due to the long rear overhang on many modern 4×4 wagons and dual cab utes, rear quarter panels and factory bumper bars are very susceptible to damage, particularly when traversing steep, rocky terrain. There are various options for rear protection equipment available. If you own a Mercedes Sprinter or Ford Ranger, SmartBar has a Rear Protection Bar (RPB) which is is an over bumper bar which offers outstanding vehicle protection. It perfectly complements the design and shape of the vehicle, maintains all of the factory accessories and all the while helps protect vehicle panels in the event of reversing collisions.

Underbody Protection
The underneath of your vehicle can often be forgotten,smartbar under protection but is a crucial part in maintaining your rig. When travelling off-road, the underbody of your 4WD is one of the areas most susceptible to damage. Whilst most factory protection is sufficient for protecting your vehicle from light stone damage, a more robust solution should be considered for increased protection from rocks, stumps and ruts encountered in more challenging terrain. SmartBar’s Under Vehicle Armour (UVA) has just been released for the Ford Ranger PXII, PXIII and Ford Everest, offering under vehicle protection designed to minimise the risk of damage to the most vital components of your vehicle drivetrain in such environments.

UVA for different types of vehicle will be designed in the future.

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