The Must Know Guide To Vehicle Hand Controls

People who struggle to access standard model cars are often forced to rely solely on accessible taxis and public transport to get around.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to modify cars to make them more accessible for drivers and passengers with a disability. Rapidly improving technologies mean that more and more people with disabilities are now able to drive independently.

Having access to a modified vehicle provides freedom and independence for many people living with a disability and their families. To help make understanding vehicle hand controls a little easier, we’ve put together a ‘Must Know Guide To Vehicle Hand Controls’.

Vehicle Hand Controls

One of the most common methods of vehicle modification is the installation of vehicle hand controls. Vehicle hand controls provide paraplegics and people with reduced leg mobility freedom through the ability to be able to drive.


Types of Vehicle Hand Controls

When choosing vehicle hand controls, it is important to consult an expert who will help you to determine the right type of hand controls for your vehicle and the nature of your disability.

Our wide range of vehicle hand controls means that needs of every driver can be matched with the perfect product, maximising driver safety and proficiency.

Mechanical Hand Controls

Mechanical hand controls allow drivers to brake and accelerate more efficiently. Hand driving controls are the most common driving control, as they transfer functions normally accessed by the feet to hand control.

There are a range of mechanical hand controls available for installation into a vehicle, including over ring hand controls which are mounted onto the steering wheel, push-pull and push-pat triggers which allow acceleration and braking by a simple hand movement, and satellite controls which are worn by the driver like a glove.

Multi-Function Keypads

A keypad control allows people with restricted mobility to operate the secondary functions of a car, safely with one hand. The keypad controls allow the user to easily operate the vehicle’s indicators, headlights, wipers and horn.


Spinner Knobs and Handles

Often a person’s ability to engage with the steering wheel is affected by their disability. Auto Extras can supply a range of options to assist with this, from a simple spinner knob to bespoke steering aids tailor made to suit a specific disability.

Rapidly improving technologies mean that more and more people with disabilities are now able to drive independently, and Auto Extras is proud to have the expertise and experience to provide drivers with the right mobility driving aids for their mobility needs.

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If you’d like to know more about Auto Extras range of mobility driving aids or you would like to speak to our expert team of advisors about a tailored mobility solution for you, please enquire now.