Learn How to Install Portable Car Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers’ Mobility Freedom
Installing portable car hand controls for disabled drivers is an important part of making it possible for them to drive a car independently. Knowing the process and what to expect from the installation can make the process run much smoother and make sure that the controls are installed securely and correctly.
First you will need to determine what type of car hand controls you need for the disabled driver’s car. This will be different depending on their specific needs, so it is important to investigate the type that will work best for them. Do note of the dimensions of the car’s body too, as this may affect what type of controls you get.
Some existing components in the car may need to be removed in order to make way for the car hand controls. Examples of these are knobs and buttons that are attached to the gear stick and indicator levers. Be sure to examine the joint carefully and assess whether a simple pull is enough to remove the component or if a tool is required.
Once you know what type and where you need to install them, the next step is to plan the placement of the controls in the car. Do this with the driver in mind, making sure that the controls are the most accessible and convenient for them. For example, the peg, ball or glove attachment for the steering wheel should be installed in the most comfortable spot for the driver.
You should also read all the instructions provided with the car hand controls in order to understand the installation process. This will also provide details of the tools needed and how long it will take to install them. Generally, the installation process should start from the bottom and move up. As an example, the lever for the handbrake is usually the first to be installed. Fasteners, such as bolts and screws, usually account for the majority of the installation.
Make sure that the controls are secured firmly, and always test each control once it has been installed. This will ensure that the driver will be safe when they use the controls and that they will operate properly.
Following the above steps carefully will ensure that the driver will get the most out of your installation of the car hand controls. It is important to remember that the process can vary slightly depending on the car, so keep the specific needs of the driver in mind for the best and safest result.