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Why Buy a Motordrive competition seat?
AAll Motordrive competition seats have been tested to meet FIA homologation standards and to ensure your safety. At Motordrive we offer a fitting service to ensure that your seat will be the right size for you and therefore that you will be both safe and comfortable. We also offer you the option of personalising your seat and are the only manufacturer to offer a two year seat life extension (see below).  Service|Safety|Style is what we are about at Motordrive.
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How do I know what size seat to buy?
AYou can either, complete our seat sizing form and send it back to us, we will then be able to tell you which seat size you require. alternatively you can visit our showroom in Leyland for a seat fitting and have a seat fitted to your specific requirements.
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Which seat design will fit in my car?
AWe can provide you with seat measurements for all our designs and sizes. Please contact us to request this information.
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What seat designs are available?
AYou can choose from our Pro, Race or Endurance range. Our Race and Endurance seats have built-in head protection, and our Pro range can be fitted with a bolt-on head protection so the choice is entirely down to your personal preference.  However, it is your responsibility to check that your preferred seat will fit in your car.  We can offer our advice by providing our seat shell size measurements or alternatively we can provide you with a test shell to trial fit.  If this is something you are interested in, please contact us.
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Where are Motordrive seats manufactured?
AEvery aspect of a Motordrive seat is manufactured in Lancashire. Buy British, and sit in the winning seat.
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Why can Motordrive offer up to 8 year’s seat life?
AAny FIA 8855-2009 competition seat has 5 year’s life from the end of the year of manufacture.  Motordrive however are the only manufacturer to offer an extension of up to 2 years.  This extension is subject to seat inspection and a fee.  So … if you buy a seat in January, you’ll get an initial 6 year’s life then, if you choose to use the re-homologation service, you’ll get up to an extra 2 year’s life, taking you to 8 year’s seat life – only at Motordrive!
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How do I get my seat’s life extended?
AYou can have the life of your seat extended only once for up to a maximum of two years additional life.  This service is provided only whilst FIA regulations allow and is subject to the seats being returned to Motordrive for a thorough inspection. This service is chargeable and Motordrive are the only manufacturer to offer this service.  If you wish to consider this option or have any questions please have your seat serial numbers to hand (off the label on the seat) and give us a call or send an e-mail to: info@motordrive.com
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How do I know when my seat life expires?
AYour white seat label will show you either a ‘manufactured date’ or a ‘valid until’ date.  Seats manufactured in 2012 and 2013 have 5 years of life from the month of manufacture (so the date runs to a month and year).  Seats manufactured from 2014 onward are valid until the end of the calendar year stated on the label. If you are uncertain and would like clarification, give us a call with your seat serial number so we can confirm the expiry date for you.
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Can I buy on-line via Motordrive’s web shop?
AWe don’t currently offer a ‘click and buy’ service at Motordrive.  As we are all so different in our shapes and sizes, we would prefer to discuss your requirements with you personally in order that we can advise/offer the best possible product(s) for you and your car and then make it bespoke to you.  Our past experiences confirm it pays to check before you buy to make sure you’ll be safe and comfortable and you can do this via telephone, e-mail or by visiting our showroom or one of our approved agents.  Don’t compromise, for more details call or e-mail us and we’ll help you select the perfect product for you.  SERVICE|SAFETY|STYLE

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Do you have dealers?
AWe have a select number of dealers who hold our show seats in specific locations in the UK and overseas as we appreciate that you may not live close to our base in the North West and you may want to sit in our seats first.

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Why choose Motordrive?
AUse your imagination – When you buy a Motordrive seat the only limit is your imagination. All our seats and designs come in either Composite, Kevlar or Carbon. You can choose any colour of seat to match that of your car or sponsor. Have a look at our Customer Gallery for seat ideas.

Embroidery – Your seat can have any colour of embroidery to match your car, sponsor’s logo, manufacturer’s logo or your name, remember this is your seat built for YOU.  Take a look at our embroidery machine in action.

Up to 8 years of life – FIA regulations allow the seat life to be extended up to a maximum of 2 years from the original seat expiry date. A seat is originally valid for 5 years from the end of the year of manufacture (so will have between a minimum of 5 years of life and a maximum of 6 years of life). On expiry, bring your seat(s) back to Motordrive for an inspection and if we are satisfied the seat has not been damaged or modified in any way, we will extend the seat for up to a further 2 years additional life (please note charges apply). This way you can enjoy up to 8 years of life on a Motordrive seat.

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