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MasterLine safety guard 'steel' no. KL20414400
MasterLine is the name given to a range of TÜV tested safety guards. These are usually mounted behind the rear seats, held against the back of the ‘C’ pillar without the need to e.g. drill metal and fix attachments to the car. The pictures show a typical fixing system with the guard held in place with a thin steel plate hooked around the rear seat securing pins.
The purpose of MasterLine is to protect the passengers from items in the boot being flung forward in the event of an accident. This is a serious issue - a frozen chicken travelling forwards at 40mph may well be lethal. There are important guidelines and legislation covering for example front and rear crumple zones, seat belts, child seat fixings, but very little formal attention has been paid to the dangers lurking in the car boot.
Every MasterLine safety guard is tested separately at TÜV in the relevant car. TÜV don’t actually crash every car but whack a ram into the back of the MasterLine with a force equivalent to a 90kph collision.
MasterLine allows you to fill the car boot to full height, making better use of the boot space. It also makes a brilliant dog guard.
With most cars the boot roller can be left in place, and it doesn't usually take more than a couple of minutes to fit or remove a MasterLine.
In summary, this is a product which may look expensive at first glance but it will certainly provide real peace of mind and, the more you think about it, may well assume the status of "essential accessory".
Delivery charges and arrangements:
We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.
For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).
There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.
Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.
We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".
If you would prefer not to pay online, or to pay by cheque, please phone us to place your order.