5 Different Types of Driving Aids

Are you considering having a vehicle modified, either for yourself or someone you know who has a disability? 

Here at Auto Extras, we specialise in vehicle fitouts, using only the highest quality materials and products to ensure the safety of everyone in the vehicle. 

A common requirement for our vehicles is the installation of a driving aid. Today, we’re going to discuss five of them. We hope the below information will assist you in deciding which driving aid will suit you (and your vehicle) best. 

5 Types of Driving Aids


Mechanical Hand Controls

Hand controls assist with braking and accelerating a motor vehicle. Having control over these two vehicle functions is vital, not only for the safety of people living with various disabilities, but also the safety of other road users. Our mechanical hand controls are manufactured to allow for left or right-handed control, which provides our customers with added flexibility and optimal safety. 

Each hand control is designed to meet Australian Standard 3954.2, and the team at Auto Extras continue to meet and exceed every safety standard, making our mechanical hand controls the most reliable and functional choice for a variety of vehicles and customers.

Left-foot Accelerators

Left-foot accelerators are a simple, yet effective driving aid designed to assist people who, due to having limited or no function of their right leg, need to accelerate with their left leg. Here at Auto Extras, we offer both manual and electronic versions of our left-foot accelerators. We believe that no two customer’s requirements are the same, and therefore our products need to reflect that. 

If you think a left-foot accelerator is what you need, be sure to get in touch and one of our friendly team can assess your vehicle. 


Pedal extensions

Specifically designed to improve a shorter driver’s ability to reach the brake and accelerator pedals, pedal extensions are another service Auto Extras offer to customers. Pedal extensions are made to be installed into most vehicles, and can be custom made to suit a particular person’s height, as well as another other specifications they may have.

Auto Extras also produce custom seat cushions and air bag isolators which are extremely beneficial to customers who are smaller in stature. 

Electronic Drive Controls

Here at Auto Extras, our priority is to ensure every customer receives the highest quality products and service in order for them to be able to operate their vehicles and maintain their independence for as long as possible. 

We offer a range of electronic hand controls designed to suit different types of vehicles. Whether it’s an accelerator, brake, an electronic clutch, or something completely different, we aim to deliver on every customer requirement. 

Get in touch with us to find out how we can implement electronic drive controls into your vehicle today. 

Push-pull Hand Controls

Similar to our mechanical hand controls mentioned above, the push-pull hand control system exists to provide ease of operation for drivers with a disability. Additional systems with indicators, windscreen wipers and even a horn can also be installed along with your push-pull hand control.


As experts in not only vehicle modification, but also leasing mobility vehicles, the team at Auto Extras are here to answer all your questions.

Give us a call today to find out how we can help.