what are car adaptations

To make a normal car suited for use by a person living with a disability, some adaptations have to be made. The following are some of the most common car adaptations:

  • Seating arrangement. This involves removing some of the seats in a standard car to create room for a wheelchair. Some of the seats may also be designed to be foldable.

  • Ground clearance. One of the most important car adaptations is to lower the floor. This allows for adequate headroom when the wheelchair user needs to board the vehicle.

  • Driving style. Given that some mobility vehicles are larger in size than normal cars, the driver may have to adapt to a different driving style. That’s to ensure the safety and security of everyone in the vehicle.

  • Fuel gauge. In some cases, the fuel tank may have to be replaced or modified. When the floor is lowered, the size of the tank will have to be reduced to conform to the changes.

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