A wide variety of modifications and adaptations can be made to your car if you have a disability. These modifications can range from simple adjustments such as installing hand controls for those who can not use their feet, to more complex systems like wheelchair lifts and ramps. Hand controls are usually used by those with limited lower body mobility and involve the driver using their hands to control acceleration, braking, and steering. We discuss the types of car adaptations available in more detail below.
For those with upper body disabilities, there are a number of modifications that can be made to their vehicles in order to make them easier and safer to drive. For example, the installation of a steering aid can significantly improve a disabled driver’s ability to operate their vehicle. Additionally, radio remotes allow you to use your stalk functions from the steering wheel, meaning you no longer need to reach each function’s respective switch.
Having a lower body disability can often be an obstacle to enjoying the freedom that comes with driving, however, there are countless ways to adapt a vehicle for disabled drivers. From push /pull hand controls that are designed to be used in place of a foot pedal, to left foot accelerators that can be installed seamlessly, having a disability does not need to stop you from getting behind the wheel.
In addition to the modifications and adaptations that can be made to a vehicle for disabled drivers, there are also accessories available to make it easier to access vehicles. From turnout seats to the Carony system, there is a wide range of products to help you get in and out of your car with ease. As your seats can be adapted to slide and swivel, getting in and out of your car is made much easier.
Mobility aids such as wheelchair hoists can help those with limited mobility to enter and exit their vehicle without having to strain themselves or risk injury. Drive from the wheelchair vehicles are also available, providing drivers with the comfort and convenience of being able to drive right from their wheelchairs. This eliminates the need to transfer into a seat every time you want to drive.
At PB Conversions, we are here to help make driving an enjoyable experience for all. We provide a wide range of car adaptations for those with disabilities, from simple modifications that can be implemented without too much disruption, to more complex systems that can drastically improve a disabled driver’s quality of life. Our experienced team of engineers and technicians can help you find the perfect solution for your needs. For more information about the services we offer, please get in touch.
In 4 years I have found everyone from Paul to Technicians the most helpful and obliging. Don't hang about neat and professional.
Always very friendly and helpful/ And if you do have a problem they will do their best to sort it out. Thank you.
You and your staff do a wonderful job, everyone is very friendly, efficient and professional and any work you undertake leaves me feeling safe and secure, Here's to many more years using your company
Thank you for fixing my car so I can get back on the road and gain freedom.
Thank you so much for all your advice, help and very professional job on adapting our car. Without your advice I would never have known to apply for a grant. You were excellent, thank again.
Just had controls fitted to my car to help drive further, very helpful and very friendly, would certainly recommend them.
Very helpful and friendly staff, No complaints at all, excellent service.
Absolutely excellent, all the staff were tremendous. Thank you.
If you are a disabled driver, or know a disabled driver in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Northamptonshire, please contact PB Conversions for a free no obligation quote to assess what products would benefit you.