At Superior Van & Mobility, we sell, service and install virtually every type of adaptive driving, mechanical hand control device available today! Including and not limited to advanced electronic driving control devices from all the leading manufactures; MPD; Veigel; MPS; Sure-Grip; Wells-Enberg; EMC, Menox and more.
We are also a member of The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and a participant in their Quality Assurance Program (QAP)! Why is this important? Find Out HERE.
Our team takes your safety seriously and at Superior Van & Mobility, it is the utmost importance! So much in fact, we will not sell any individual adaptive driving equipment, or install any adaptive driving controls into a vehicle if the driver is not previously endorsed, or in training to operate a such device with a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS).
Looking to purchase your first set of hand controls? GREAT! Our mobility consultants are standing by to work with you and your CDRS on retrofitting your vehicle with the best & safest equipment that suits your exact needs. Don’t yet have a CDRS? No problem, we can help with that too!
When it comes to the types of handicap hand controls for your car, truck, van or SUV, the Push-Rock type from Sure Grip is a top choice! First, the unique design helps eliminates contact with an driver’s knees or legs. Second, the higher rate of travel allows for installation into more vehicle types. Third, the Push-Rock style of hand control is designed to help reduce driver’s fatigue. It’s a Win Win!
The Push-Rock mechanical hand control driving system works using a vertically installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel, right or left. To operate, the driver simply pulls the handle back, toward themselves, for acceleration and pushes away, toward the dash, for braking. However, the movement acts more like a “Rocking Motion” than a pull and push, hence the name, Push-Rock.
It is this rocking motion that makes this type of mechanical hand controls easier to operate by creating a smaller range-of-motion. The smaller range of motion is what helps relieve driver fatigue. It is also what helps increase throttle response and the range of braking over other types of mechanical hand controls for driving.
The Push-Twist hand control driving system from Sure Grip, works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel. To accelerate, the driver simply twists the handle like a throttle on a motorcycle, and to brake the user pushes the handle forward toward the dashboard.
There is also a secondary lever installed on the handle of the Push-Twist hand control system that is used to enhance throttling and allow for a more comfortable driving experience on longer trips.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Push-Twist type of driving hand controls from Sure Grip, provides these additional benefits:
The Right-Angle, mechanical hand control, adaptive driving system from Sure Grip, works using a horizontally installed handle. This handle can also be installed on either side of the steering wheel. To operate, the driver will simply pull the handle down in a right angle movement, toward his or her legs, for acceleration and push the handle away, toward the dash, for braking.
What is unique with the Right-Angle hand control system is that the entire unit pivots solely at the handle when throttling. This keeps the main control body stationary, thus eliminating driver contact while reducing fatigue with its short travel.
The Push-Pull hand control driving system from Sure Grip, works using a horizontally installed handle. The handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel and is one of the simplest controls available. In fact, this type of adaptive hand controls are by far the most popular style sold today. For many drivers, the Push-Pull mechanical hand control system is just what the CDRS ordered!
To operate, the driver pulls the handle toward themselves in order to accelerate, and push the handle away, toward the dash, to brake. Quite simple and easy to use!
In addition to the obvious benefits, the Push-Pull type of hand control provides the additional benefits:
The Featherlite, handicap hand controls from Sure Grip are an electronic assist adaptive driving system that is not only safer, but easier to use that its mechanical counterparts. Please review the video below, especially if you are new to using hand controls. The video takes you through a brief demonstration on use and discusses the pros and cons between the different types of hand control devices on the market today.
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