Our Motability video section aims to inform you about all adaptations and schemes we have available at Wessex Garages, taking you through the whole process from choosing a car to help you advice throughout your lease.
Watch Motability animation to find out more about the Motability Scheme works, and what’s included in the Motability unique, worry-free lease package.
Visit your nearest Wessex Garages Motability centre to speak with one of our Motability experts.
If you have limited mobility in your legs or find push/pull hand controls take too much effort, an electronic accelerator may help, and there are a few different types available. Electronic accelerators are available at Wessex Garages, call your nearest Wessex Garages Motabilitycentre to speak with one of our Motability experts.
Remote control devices help make it easier to operate some of your standard car controls, such as the indicators, windscreen wipers and headlights, using a single control panel mounted on the steering wheel. They can also incorporate a steering wheel call so steering and operating basic car functions can be done with one hand.
Hand control such as a push/pull device are the ideal solution If you find using standard pedals for braking or acceleration difficult. This popular adaptation allows you to control the speed of the car with your hands by pushing or pulling a lever to accelerate or brake and are usually available for no extra cost when leasing a car through the Motability Scheme.
Boot Hoists are the best way to get your wheelchair or scooter in and out of a car. Tie-downs are included as part of the hoist package to help secure your scooter or wheelchair into the boot of your car. The type of wheelchair or scooter you own will affect the type of boot hoist you need, so you should take it with you to the dealership to make sure the cars you are considering will fit the hoist you need, as well as your scooter or wheelchair. Adding a boot hoist to a car could be an alternative to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV).
Rooftop stowage unit, storing your wheelchair without any physical lifting.
A car rooftop stowage unit could be a solution if you transport a manual wheelchair, and need to use your boot to store other items. They can usually be installed on either the passenger or driver side.
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Steering aids helping you steer the wheel with one hand. If you have difficulty holding or turning a standard steering wheel, there are a number of simple solutions that may well help you. For example, a steering wheel ball can be fitted to allow you to have more control when steering the car. If you have hand controls fitted, a steering ball is often essential, as it enables you to steer the car with one hand, while operating hand controls with the other. Many can be easily attached and removed and most cost no extra when leasing a new Motability Scheme car.
Transfer plate provides a smooth service between the transfer plate and the vehicle. Fitted to the side of the car seat a transfer plate provides a smooth surface between the wheelchair and the car seat to help you with the transfer. Once you are in the vehicle and are comfortable, the transfer plate can simply be folded out of the way.
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