Steering Aids

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Infra red steering devices.

Usually when a driver is in need of a steering device it means they have either limited mobility in their upper body or, their other arm is operating hand controls of some description.

For the arm that is not steering it can be difficult to operate the secondary controls in a safe, painless and efficient manner.

Infra reds are the solution! They have a control panel attached to the steering device which enables the same hand that is steering to operate the secondary controls.

They come with 7, 10, 13 and 18 functions (indicators, horn, headlights, wipers, washers, etc…) depending on your requirements and with different grips.

 

Steering Devices

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Adaptacar tetra grip

Steering Balls/ knobs

These are very popular adaptations because they enable the driver to have full control of the steering wheel, using only one hand.They are most commonly fitted at the same time as other hand controls. When using hand controls your right hand will almost always be on the handgrip, either accelerating or braking. The steering ball gives you full and safe control of the steering wheel, using only one hand. (See photo or click for more information). They come in different shapes including: ball shape, mushroom shape, peg shape and tulip shape. There’s a steering ball that will cater for your needs!

Steering Glove

The steering glove works in the same way as the standard steering ball but is designed for people with a limited amount of grip in their steering hand.  The hand is strapped to the moving part which allows you full turning of the steering wheel.

Steering Tetra Grip

The steering tetra grip works in the same way as the standard steering ball. It is designed for people with a limited amount of grip in their steering hand.  The wrist is wedged in place by the two lower pegs and the hand then rests on the top peg.

 

 

 

Lightened  Power Steering

Did you know that power steering can be easily lightened? We can simply ‘take the edge off’ of the steering as it comes from the manufacturer or it can be lightened to the extent where it’s possible to spin the steering wheel  with just one finger. We can assess this for you.

Reduced Sized and Removable Steering Wheels

Sometimes the steering wheel of a vehicle has to be reduced in size, for example when the driver is driving from a wheelchair or has limited movement in their upper limbs.

We can also fit a ‘quick release system’ which can help with accessibility.