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.
Designed to aid one handed steering, this adaptation also assists drivers with limited arm or shoulder strength and reduces the force required to steer. Steering aids can be used independently or in conjunction with hand controls or a left foot accelerator.
Ball (Fixed or Quick Release)
The most commonly used steering aid, the steering ball is grasped from the front using a partially clenched hand. Available in fixed or quick release versions.
Peg (Quick Release)
The steering peg is grasped from the side using a partially clenched hand. Available as quick release only.
Tetra Grip (Specialist)
The tetra grip is controlled by placing the wrist between two adjustable supports and fingers around the peg. Available as quick release only.
Adaptations are available to both private and Motability customers through McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd, for further information please contact one of our Adaptation Specialists by phone on
(028) 3752 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org