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Handicap Driving Mechanical Hand Controls For Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs | Sales | Installation

We sell, service and install virtually every type of driving hand control device on the market today; Push/Rock; Push/Pull; Right Angle; and electronic control devices from all the leading manufactures; MPD; VeigelMPSSure-GripWells-EnbergEMC and Menox.

Safety First

At Superior Van & Mobility, your safety is of utmost importance. This is why our certified mobility consultants will work closely with you and your Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) throughout the entire evaluation, sales and installation process.

All of our technicians are also factory trained and certified to ensure you are getting quality, safe, reliable installation. Don’t risk your safety! Be sure you only work with a certified mobility dealer like, Superior Van and Mobility, that is also a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).


Push/Rock Driving Hand Controls

When it comes to the types of handicap driving hand controls for your car, truck, van or SUV, the Push/Rock type is probably the most popular choice. The unique design helps eliminates contact with an driver’s knees or legs. The higher rate of travel allows for more applicable installations too by allowing the hand controls to fit into tighter spaces. This type of hand controls also helps reduce driver’s fatigue.

How They Work

The push/rock hand control system works using a vertically installed handle for easy-grip, and can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel. 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 which is another type of hand control device.

This rocking motion is what makes this type of driving hand controls easier to operate by creating a smaller range-of-motion. This is the specific aspect that also aids in decreasing driver fatigue, all while increasing throttle response and range of braking over other types of hand controls.


Push/Twist Driving Hand Control

The push/twist hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either the right or left side of the steering wheel. To accelerate, the driver simply twists the handle like a throttle on a motorcycle, and to brake the user simply pushes the handle forward toward the dashboard away from the driver.

There is also a secondary lever installed on the handle of the push/twist hand control system to enhance throttling and allow for a more comfortable driving experience on longer trips.

Benefits In Design

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the push/twist type of driving hand control provides these additional benefits:

  • • Reduced finger and thumb strain
  • • Limited modification to vehicle
  • • Reduced fatigue and cramping
  • • Increased brake pedal feel and throttle response
  • • Easier braking

Right-Angle Hand Controls

The Right-Angle hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip, and can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel. The driver simply pulls the handle down in a right angle movement toward his or her legs for acceleration and pushes the handle away toward the dash for braking.

What is unique in this hand control design is that the unit pivots solely at the handle when throttling, keeping the main control body stationary thus eliminating driver contact and reducing fatigue with its short travel.

In comparison to the Push/Rock type hand controls, to apply the gas, one would rock the handle down toward his/her lap at a right angle.


Push-Pull Driving Hand Controls

The push/pull hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel as needed. To accelerate, the driver simply pulls the handle toward the steering wheel and pushes the handle away toward the dash for braking. This is one of the most common types of mechanical hand control devices used today.

Benefits In Design

In addition to the obvious benefits, the push/pull type of hand control provides the additional benefits:

  • • Reduced finger and thumb strain
  • • Reduced fatigue and cramping
  • • Increased brake pedal feel and throttle response
  • • Easier braking

Featherlite Electronic Assist Hand Controls

The Featherlite hand controls from Sure Grip are an electronic assist driving system that is not only safer, but easier to use. Please review the video below, especially if you are new to using hand controls. The video takes you through demonstration to use and discusses the pros and cons of different types of hand control devices.

  • • Featherlite Hand Controls utilize an automatic calibration feature that ensures your controls never need adjusting for developed slack like most mechanical controls.
  • • Safely lock-out your hand controls for vehicle service or for other drivers with the push of a button.
  • • Electronic sensors test during start-up the necessary calibration needed to ensure your hand controls perform properly and safely each time you start your vehicle.
  • • Adjustable spring tension allows for precise control lever adjustment based on individual strength.
  • • Featherlite Hand Controls do not utilize a gas rod for connection which increases room for legs and lap.
  • • Featherlite can only utilize a single acceleration source. (Either pedal or hand control, but not both will operate at the same time).

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