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Regain Your Mobility with a Left Foot Accelerator or Pedal Extensions for Cars

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Left-foot accelerators and pedal extensions for cars are adaptive driving aids designed to facilitate vehicle operation for drivers with specific mobility limitations or short stature. These adaptations allow individuals to use their left foot for acceleration & braking instead of the standard vehicle orientation. Left-foot accelerators and pedal extensions for cars contribute significantly to driving independence by accommodating drivers with various physical needs.

Easy to Use Pedal Extensions for Cars, Trucks, Vans, and SUVs

Pedal extensions attached to existing gas and brake pedals in a car.

What are Pedal Extensions for Cars?

Pedal extensions for cars attach to a vehicle’s existing gas & brake pedal. They allow users who are shorter in stature to drive their vehicle safely by bringing the pedals closer.

Numerous types of pedal extensions for cars are available on the market today. Most systems are fully adjustable and detachable without the use of tools. High-grade construction and durable materials provide long-lasting, continuous, safe vehicle operation. The heel shelf, shown above, is an additional component that helps raise a driver’s feet vertically. It is used in conjunction with pedal extensions to make the driving experience more comfortable and safer.

Gas and Brake Pedal Guards

Gas and brake guards are designed to work with hand driving controls. They are available in single and combination design.

A combination gas/brake guard is designed to block access to both of the vehicle’s factory pedals. Pedal guards are a safety mechanism to protect the existing gas & brake pedal in a vehicle from unwanted or undesired use by users of hand controls. 

A single pedal guard is designed to only block the cars accelerator from accidental use. This is used along side a left-foot accelerator where the existing brake pedal is used. 

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Regain Your Independence with a Left-Foot Accelerator for Cars

A left-foot accelerator for cars is designed to move the functionality of a vehicle’s accelerator to the left side of the brake pedal. They are designed for those who are unable to operate the pedal on the right.

At Superior Van & Mobility, we carry left-foot accelerators from Sure Grip, MPS, and Veigel (Mobility Innovations). These companies are leaders in their industry and provide the safest and easiest-to-use equipment. 

There are two types available: Mechanical & Electronic. Each style is designed with your safety in mind and to restrict unauthorized use by additional drivers.

Mechanical Left-Foot Accelerator

The mechanical left-foot accelerator is the most common type found. It bolts onto the existing pedals and uses rods or cables to operate using the existing pedal. No electronics are involved in the installation; they are easily removed or locked out to avoid accidental use. This style is easier to move to a new vehicle at a later date.

Electronic Left-Foot Accelerator

An electronic left-foot accelerator does not use cables or rods, it works by tapping into the vehicle’s electrical system that controls the accelerator. Electronic left-foot accelerators can easily be switched from left to the existing right or locked out with the push of a button to avoid accidental use. It’s an excellent choice for those sharing a vehicle with multiple drivers.

Note: for your safety, a CDRS (Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist) prescription & training is required for purchase and installation.

Electronic Accelerators

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Superior Van & Mobility has Financing for Left-Foot Accelerators & Pedal Extensions for Cars

Financing options to finance the purchase of pedal extensions, left-foot accelerators, and other types of adaptive driving equipment are available. To learn more or to apply today, please click the button below.

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