Do you live in regional Australia?
Dodging kangaroos and other wildlife, as well as the odd stray animal, may well be part of your every day journey. Many regional Australians appreciate the added safety and protection of an Australian made and tested big Tube ™ Alloy Bullbar.
SUV sales have taken a huge share of the market across Australia in the last financial year and estimates are to increase even further of the coming years for both new and used vehicles. While new passenger vehicle sales have decreased by -5.2%, new SUV sales have increased an amazing 11.4%. The trend across Australia is changing the way we consider passenger vehicles, with many SUVs now providing added safety features and visibility over a standard passenger vehicle. For younger drivers and parents, transporting their precious cargo, their family, the added safety features provide long term peace of mind. When 4WD drive manufacturers are adding feature updates including trailer sway control, radar cruise control, automatic high-beam switching and lane departure warnings, why would you not ad frontal protection?
With many drivers of small and medium SUV today being younger family members, we consider numerous factors before making the decision as to which vehicle is safe for our kids, especially in regional Australia. Don’t skimp on added safety, ensure you choose suitable front end protection for your vehicle and its precious cargo, your family. From Mums driving the kids to school or for the safety of your teenagers driving to and from work and school in regional locations across Australia, many hazards are able to be mitigated with the right frontal protection.
Animal collisions account for around 5-6% of accidents and it’s estimated few are actually reported, so the actual figure may well be much higher. While almost half of these accidents result serious injury for the driver/rider, motorcyclists represent over half of them. Though we are not advocating noisy vehicles, drivers of quiet vehicles are more at risk, the almost-silent hybrid gives animals less warning of your approach. Kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and emus are most often the animals responsible, deer can also be a culprit, dependent on where you live and drive.
Reports by Australian insurance companies claim that one in five crashes on rural roads involve an animal. Major highways and roads in some areas of rural Australia are unfenced, which increases the risk of accident when wild and pastoral animals do wander. Animals can be drawn to the roadside to feed, attracted by the lush vegetation that results from water runoff from the road surface. A high speed collision with an animal may cause the loss of control of your vehicle, major vehicle damage, serious personal injury or worse.
Adding a bulbar or nudge bar to your vehicle will not prevent an accident, but many less serious collisions may render your vehicle unable to be driven without one. The added safety of frontal protection can make all the difference between being able to drive to safety or repair, or being stranded in a remote location with a damaged vehicle.
East Coast Bullbars are making the largest range of bullbars and nudge bars for most current model SUVs. From the ever popular small SUV, like Subaru XV and Hyundai ix35, through to the family friendly Kia Sorento, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and all the way up to the larger models like the Ford Territory, Toyota Prado and many more, there is no compromise on quality or safety.
ECB continues to produce the world’s best range frontal protection products. Our Big Tube™ Bullbars are available for most medium and larger SUVs. New and improved designs are constantly being tweaked and redeveloped by the Research and Development department at ECB’s Brisbane headquarters, offering uncompromised safety and the strongest and best fitment possible, while still aesthetically enhancing the vehicle.
Using our own recipe of hi-tensile alloy to further enhance the strength, all ECB Bullbars feature specifically engineered 6-8mm thick plasma cut steel mounts and a full one-piece channel made from 6mm thick hi-tensile, structural grade alloy. That’s a channel thickness of up to 2 times thicker than many other bullbars with no compromise in performance compared to steel based bullbars.
ECB’s product also provide the added advantage of minimal added weight of a premium alloy bulbar or nudge bar over a steel bulbar, all backed by an exclusive Lifetime Warranty. All these factors and many more allow ECB to confirm and honour bound statement as manufacturers of the World’s Best Alloy Bullbar.
Check East Coast Bullbars website to find a bar to suit your vehicle or locate your closest dealer at www.ecb.com.au and don’t settle for second best when your family’s’ safety is of vital importance.
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