Adaptations

Driving adaptations can make a huge difference to your motoring experience and with over 400 adaptations available on the Motability Scheme, you’ll be sure to find the right options to make your driving or travelling experience as comfortable as possible.

Depending on the type of adaptations you require, they could enable you to drive where previously you’ve been unable to, help you to access your vehicle and help you to stow your wheelchair or scooter.

Should I consider adaptations?

When choosing the vehicle that’s right for you, there are some things you could consider that may improve your experience, without requiring any adaptations. For example, you may find that choosing a vehicle with an automatic gearbox, push-button ignition, parking sensors or a boot with flat entry could be the right solution.

However, if you need more help with driving, accessing your vehicle or stowing your wheelchair, then adaptations could be the answer. When considering making adaptations to your vehicle, the best place to start is to think about your current car experience and what you may find difficult.

If when driving your car...

You have limited mobility or control in your legs Mechanical hand controls, electronic accelerators, steering aids and pedal guards
You have limited mobility in your right hand Mechanical hand controls or left foot accelerators
You have limited strength in your upper body Steering aids, remote control devices, easy release handbrakes and electronic accelerators

If you, or your carer, have difficulty stowing your wheelchair or scooter...

If your wheelchair or scooter is too heavy to lift and stow Flat entry boot or rooftop hoists

Or, if you have trouble accessing your car...

If you find it difficult to transfer from your wheelchair to your car Swivel seats, person hoists or tip-up plates

If you have any questions and would like one of our Motability specialists to contact you to discuss your options, please click here.