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Vehicle modifications for drivers

This section includes modifications that can be made to an existing car.

Some conversions enable the driver to remain in wheelchair while operating a vehicle. To accommodate the higher sitting position of a wheelchair occupant, the vehicle roof may be raised or the floor lowered – where a raised vehicle roof is considered the height of a garage door should be checked where appropriate. Access may be via a side or rear door wheelchair ramp or powered lift. Doors may be operated manually or by remote control. Anchorage of wheelchairs whilst travelling in a vehicle is achieved by clamps and/or floor tracking.

Pedal conversions include:

  • pedal to hand control
  • changing the accelerator pedal from the right to left foot
  • foot pedal extensions and modifications
  • clutch and brake pedal modifications

Other modifications include:

  • gear stick conversions from manual to automatic systems
  • handbrake levers with alternative operation
  • steering wheel and steering controls with alternative operation
  • Door modifications and controls that enable door/tailgate operation tailgates by infrared remote control. Also included are systems to enable the vehicle door to be opened wide to facilitate access.
  • Secondary and/or ancillary controls, such as indicators, lights, and horn. Adaptations may include extension devices for existing controls, floor- or dashboard-mounted controls; infrared switching controls, voice recognition systems and headrest pressure switches.
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Sirus Ford Drive/Upfront
Drive up front wheelchair accessible vehicle with interchangeable driver/passenger seat. Comprises: Lowered floor throughout; Seat up to four people w...
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Sirus VW Caddy 5 Drive/Upfront
Rear entry, Drive From Wheelchair or Up-Front Wheelchair Passenger conversion of the VW Caddy Maxi Life 5. Drive from your wheelchair and switch to up...
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Vw Caddy Drive
Car conversion based on the VW Caddy which allows user to drive from their wheelchair. Comprises: car is accessed by wheelchair via ramp at rear; remo...
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Volkswagen Shuttle Se Drive From Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
Car adaptation allowing wheelchair user to drive from wheelchair. Comprises: space for six seats plus wheelchair; push and pull hand controls; electri...
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Twin Flip Left Foot Accelerator Pedal
Adaptation fixes to existing accelerator pedal, converting it for use by left foot. Folds onto car floor when not required.
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Throttle Pedal Transfer
Right and left foot accelerator operation by flip over system or transfer of detachable pedal.
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Throttle Lever
Vehicle speed control. Lever mounted under steering wheel, pull up to operate.
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Steering Wheel Spinners
Brace which fits onto car steering wheel, a steering knob or quadriplegic grip can be attached. Adaptable to individual requirements. Two types of bra...
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Steering Wheel Aid
Knob designed to be clamped onto a steering wheel to assist with turning the wheel. Knob is secured by tightening a bolt.
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Steering Spinners
Car steering adaptations. Existing powered steering can also be made lighter.
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Steering Knob
Steering wheel knob which clamps onto the edge of the steering wheel, and rotates on ball bearings for one-handed steering, positioned for left or rig...
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Steering Ball With And Without Quick Release
Steering wheel knob to enable driver with use of only one hand to steer car. Attaches by a banana clamp with rubber feet, onto one side of the steerin...
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R200 Steering Control
Designed for any person who finds driving difficult with two hands, or who can only drive with one hand. Pressing a button on the transmitter sends a ...
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Quick Release Tetra-grip Steering Aid
Ball or peg grips fitted to steering wheel. Can be fitted to rim of steering wheel to accommodate an airbag.
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Power Steering Lightening
Modification to lighten the strength required to operate power steering. A strength assessment maybe required to suit individual requirements. Modific...
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Power Steering
Installing of power steering or lightening of an existing power steering system.
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Pedal Guards
Pedal guard which prevents accidental operation of foot controls.
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Pedal Extension
Extensions for motor vehicle accelerator brake and clutch pedals. Sold in sets or individually. Fits most vehicles. Adjustable, extra length and quick...
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Original Single Lever Brake-throttle Control
Conversion to brake and accelerator controls on automatic cars to enable single lever operation. Lever mounted below steering wheel and can have an in...
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Lynx Hand Control
Hand control designed for use in conjunction with steering ball for drivers with good upper body function, which fits most automatic cars. The control...
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Lodgesons Secondary Control Systems
Infrared switching device mounted with steering wheel knob onto steering wheel. Five, nine and 12-function infrared systems, providing one-handed oper...
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Lodgesons Bleeper System
Single button control to operate nine or 12 functions of vehicle, by type of switch suitable for driver. Bleep sequence programmed to specific operati...
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Lightened Power Assisted Steering
Power steering system, can be installed in range of Ford, Rover, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo and Nissan vehicles to driver's require...
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Lighten Brakes
Vehicle foot controls. Adaptations to foot and hand controlled brake for operation by light touch.
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If you are unsure about what you need why not try our AskSARA tool to narrow down your search by considering what areas of daily living you need help with.

If you would prefer to speak to someone for advice about daily living equipment, please contact our Helpline on 0300 999 0004.

Our experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem and can send you information on products that might help you, where you can buy equipment and other useful organisations that might be able to help you.

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