If problems like arthritis are making it difficult for you to get in and out of your car, you might want to consider having it adapted to better suit your needs. This also applies to wheelchair users. Leasing a Mobility Contract Hire Scheme car gives you the freedom to make these adaptations, and this can have a significant effect on your mobility.
There are several changes that you can make to a Mobility car, and these include:
Many of these adaptations are fitted alongside normal controls, so other members of the family can still drive the car.
If you need adaptations for your Motability car we want to make it as easy as possible for you to select and order them. Many of the adaptaions are available at no extra cost.
Simply select the adaptations you require and order them at the same time you order your new car.
Push/Pull Hand Control
Operation: Push the lever forward to apply the brake and pull it backwards to apply the accelerator.
Operation: To accelerate, push downwards on the lever in a slight radial action, pushing the lever away from the body to brake.
Steering Wheel Ball
Operation: Simply hold the ball, making sure your hand is comfortable, and use it to turn the steering wheel in the direction you need.
Left Foot Accelerators
Operation: For a twin flip accelerator, you pull down the pedal required and the other pedal flips up automatically. You can then use that pedal while the other is safely folded up out of the way. Floor mounted left foot accelerators operate with a guard to cover the pedal not in use.
Easy Release Hand Brake
Operation: This will depend on the type of device you choose. Some are operated by buttons and some by a small lever.
Operation: This is a simple keypad, which is often attached to the steering wheel. You simply press the button of the function you need.
Wheelchair Stowage: Electric Boot Hoist
Operation: This will depend on the model but most are similar in operation. Once you have attached the wheelchair, use the electric keypad to lift and move the wheelchair into the boot.
Rooftop Wheel Chair Stowage
Operation: This will depend on the model but most are similar in operation. Once you have attached the wheelchair, a hand-held control operates the lifting, folding and storage of the wheelchair.
Operation: A remote control operates the chair as it turns out to face the driver or passenger, allowing plenty of space to sit down on the chair. Use the remote control to then move the chair round into the required position.
It all adds up to a hassle-free route to adapted motoring!
To find your perfect Motability car in Essex, or for more information on our Motability services, contact your local Essex Auto Group Motability Specialist today.