I was browsing a website about arthritis today and ended up reading about what a driver with arthritis should look for when buying a new car. The tips were so useful, and relevant to many other disabilities, that I thought I should share them with you.
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:
Look for a car…
- That is an automatic with cruise control.
- That has sufficiently light power-assisted steering.
- That has heated, electrically operated seats.
- With no sills or narrow sills.
- With light and smooth opening doors.
- With conveniently placed handholds.
- With remote and central locking.
- With a keyless entry system.
- With push-button start.
- With windows that close automatically when the door is locked.
- With an automatic tailgate opener.
- With a boot with a low sill, or that has no sill at all.
- With a tailgate you can reach when it is open.
If you’re unsure whether an adaptation may be helpful then please pick up the phone or send us an email.
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