There are a few things you need to understand when it comes to the installation of Hand Controls by Menox for your car. Find out more below.
One thing which you certainly need to be made aware of when it comes to these types of hand controls is that they’re certainly not portable or temporary. Now this isn’t to say they can’t be taken off, but it’s a task which you need a mechanic to perform – or someone who really knew what they were doing. It can be very difficult to find out information when it comes to this sort of disability equipment because information on the topic is sparse at best.
Most basic designs which aren’t supported by mechanical linkage are attached and taken out with ease. Most people with little or no knowledge of cars can perform this process, but when it comes to Menox this simply isn’t possible. Just remember that their handle houses buttons which carry out tasks regarding the car’s secondary functions – such as turn signaling, windscreen wipers and such like. These secondary functions aren’t quite as important as the primary functions such as acceleration, steering and braking – but they’re nevertheless important. If you can imagine trying to brake using one hand, steer using the same hand and signal turning all at the same time it’s easy to imagine how that would be difficult for everyone. This is certainly one of the key aspects which makes Menox very popular, but it does come with some difficulties.
Seeing as secondary functions are controlled through the handle there needs to be attachments made between the action areas and the handle itself. These aren’t as easy as simply attaching a few cables and controls to the floor pedals; they require a far more intimate knowledge of the car. The last thing you want to do is remove the switches which control whether the turn signals work or not.
This is a definite disadvantage of Menox Hand Controls which will most certainly factor in as a buying decision for some people for a few reasons. Firstly if you’re using removable hand controls you may only need one car between multiple people. When someone who isn’t disabled wants to use it then all they need to do is remove the handicapped equipment. This obviously applies vice versa and it’s clearly beneficial because you don’t need to purchase an entire new vehicle. You do need to make sure that you have disabled driver insurance on the vehicle, and this will cost more for most people – but generally it’s going to be a far cheaper option than all the costs required for having another vehicle entirely.
If you are looking to have these handicap hand controls installed then my immediate recommendation would be to go through a dealership which specialized in disabled car equipment. These are far beyond the abilities of people without significant car mechanical experience, and whereas with other manufacturer’s with simpler products you can attach them yourselves, in this instance it’s not recommended – it could be potentially life threatening.