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BARNSLEY Towbar Centre is a one-stop shop for all your trailer and towing needs. Set up and run by husband and wife team, Ray and Michele Pinder, the business has gone from strength-to-strength after the couple discovered a niche in the market in 1999 to build a successful family firm. Although the recent recession has impacted on some small businesses, that is not the case at Barnsley Towbar Centre. Ray and Michele continue to offer a fast, friendly, professional and value-for-money service without compromising on quality or customer satisfaction. The business incorporates a sizeable well equipped workshop and expanding retail business. Simon McLoughlin has been a dedicated part of the team for eight years. As workshop manager Simon is kept abreast of all the latest product knowledge and electrics to ensure all fittings are completed to the highest standards. As part of his ongoing training, Simon has completed the AL-KO Service Engineer Training Course qualifying him to carry out warranty, service and repair work to AL-KO products. He has also undertaken industry specific training to understand modern vehicle electrical systems and how they can affect towing systems. Located in Harris Precinct on Wombwell Lane, Stairfoot, the company specialises in fitting towbars and the associated wiring required to enable today’s complex vehicles to communicate with caravans, trailers and other towbar fixed products. Most modern vehicles are equipped with complex electronic systems which monitor all systems on the vehicle. In some instances towbar fitting involves the installation of vehicle specific wiring kits and associated software downloads to activate safety features and change specific vehicle systems when towing by interacting with the vehicle CANBUS or MULTIPLEX wiring systems. Rest assured, the staff at Barnsley Towbar Centre have the knowledge, specialist equipment and product support to fit the correct wiring solution to your vehicle. Barnsley Towbar Centre is a National Trailer and Towing Association Approved and Quality Secured Accredited centre. Its workshop facilities consist of two dedicated, purpose-built fitting bays, with a third bay set up for trailer repairs and servicing. Said Ray: “We carry in stock more than 500 towbars, so most cars can be quickly and efficiently installed with the correct towing solution. We can usually offer a choice of fixed UK-type bolt-on towbars, swan-neck towbars and also a selection of detachable swan-neck towbars. If we haven't got the one you need, we have next-day delivery available from all
the top towbar manufacturers so can usually source the correct towbar and have it fitted within a few days.” Michele added: “A growing number of car dealers, insurance companies and fleet operators, throughout South Yorkshire are using us more often to supply their towing solutions to their customers vehicles. They find our specific knowledge reassuring when undertaking work on their complex and expensive vehicles. “All towbars we fit get a first year warranty safety check free-of-charge. This includes checking the mechanical parts of the towbar along with a test of the towing electrics ensuring all is well for a further year's towing giving customers complete piece of mind.” Barnsley Towbar Centre can supply and fit motor movers to caravans which allow precise movement of the caravan when hitching up or parking In tight spaces. Reversing sensors and parking aids for cars are also available, and can be supplied colour-coded to match bumpers. The centre offers a wide range of small to medium trailers for sale and has a further selection available to hire, at daily and weekly rates. These range from camping trailers and small goods trailers through to a car transporter trailer, or box trailer suitable for small removal jobs. Items available for cars and commercial vehicles include roof racks, beacons, cycle carriers and roof boxes. The retail shop boasts a full range of trailer parts and is an Aladdin’s cave for caravanning and towing essentials and accessories. The vast array of stock includes trailer lighting, jockey wheels, trailer wheels and tyres, hitches, brake cables, prop stands, trailer covers and a great deal more. There is also a camping and caravanning accessories section where you can find caravan cleaning products, toilet chemicals, towing mirrors, tent and awning pegs, bulbs, fuses, caravan leisure batteries and a wide range of trailer and caravan security devices. The centre is also DVLA authorised to produce number plates. Ray said: “We are continuously expanding the shop’s range, making it easier to get your camping and caravanning essentials from one place, locally. Our most recent investment is in a range of LED trailer lighting which is brighter and more reliable than conventional trailer systems making a safer alternative when replacing faulty or damaged trailer lighting. We are keen on feedback and listen to which items customers would like us to consider keeping in stock. Where we don’t have what is needed on the spot, our suppliers can deliver most items the next day.”
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