Not Every Disabled Driver Needs An Adapted Car


I was browsing a website today about arthritis and what a driver with arthritis should look for when buying a new car. The tips were so useful and, relevant to many other disabilities too that I thought you mightcarshowroomgetty find them useful.

As you will see a car doesn’t always have to be adapted to enable a disabled driver to drive safely and in comfort.

So without further ado, here’s a summary of the tips. Why not use them to help your Motability customer?

Look for a car…

  1. That is an automatic with cruise control.
  2. That has sufficiently light enough power assisted steering.
  3. That has heated, electrically operated seats.
  4. With no sills or narrow sills.
  5. With light and smooth opening doors.
  6. With conveniently placed hand holds.
  7. With remote and central locking.
  8. With a keyless entry system.
  9. With push button start.
  10. With windows that close automatically when the door is locked.
  11. With an automatic tailgate openener.
  12. With a no sill or low sill boot that has a lid you can reach when open.


Use these tips however, if you’re unsure and you feel your client may need an adaption to their car  then please pick up the phone or send us an email to ask. We can adapt a car to have all of the above as well as many other adaptations not on the above list.