Access to a vehicle is so important – keeping your life open and full of possibilities. But when you struggle with mobility, it can be hard to maintain an active lifestyle outside the home.
With a wide range of car adaptations, there are many solutions that make the driving experience more accessible and comfortable, whatever your situation.
Experienced vehicle adaptation specialists, Mobility in Motion, have provided an informative beginners guide on the different type of car adaptations available.
Driving Aids can be fitted to help you overcome a host of driving challenges and get you back behind the wheel.
Hand Controls enable drivers to operate the brake and accelerator by hand using a push/pull lever rather than by foot.
Steering Aids are a popular driving adaptation that assist drivers with limited hand dexterity or strength by reducing the force and grip required to steer.
Pedal Adaptations can benefit individuals with a range of disabilities that affect their ability to use conventional brake and accelerator pedals.
Secondary Control Devices allow drivers with reduced mobility to steer the car and simultaneously operate a range of secondary functions, such as the indicators horn, headlights, and wipers.
Easy Vehicle Access
Drivers and passengers with reduced mobility can be seated with ease from a wheelchair or mobility scooter by making use of the following accessibility aids.
Person Hoists allow wheelchair users to get seated into a standard vehicle by using a comfortable sling that electronically lifts the user and lowers them into the car seat.
Swivel Seats enable easy access by turning up to 90 degrees outside the vehicle and lowering to a more desirable height for wheelchair transfers.
Transfer Plates provide a stable platform on the outer edge of the seat on which to pause and pivot, ideal for those who struggle to get seated in one full movement.
Loading & Stowage
Make easy work of loading and unloading a wheelchair, mobility sooter or powerchair into a vehicle – all at the touch of a button.
Boot Hoists can load a mobility device via lifting points that attach onto a lifting arm into the boot of a car, eliminating the need to disassemble and reassemble heavy parts.
Rooftop Box Systems are ideal for independent drivers as the system can lift, stow and retrieve a manual wheelchair after the user has transferred into the drivers’ seat.
Rear Seat Stowage is a comprehensive solution for wheelchair users looking for increased accessibility and to free up valuable space in their vehicle by lifting and stowing a wheelchair into the rear sliding door of a car.
Contact a Vehicle Adaptation Specialist
At Mobility in Motion, we specialise in remarkable innovations that improve mobility to get you back on the road and further afield.
Our team will provide in-depth advice on the exact style of adaptations for your needs, check and confirm vehicle compatibility, discuss costs and funding options as well as conduct a demonstration so you feel comfortable operating the adaptations. And because we have the widest product offering under one roof, you can be sure that you’re getting the perfect match. With a network of nationwide installers, we can then arrange to install your adaptations into your vehicle and away you go!
Visit the Mobility in Motion website to discover more or call the team on 0800 009 2338.