Steering Balls – Is There One Suitable for Me?


Whatever your disability, there is a car adaptation to suit you and your needs and among the range of options available are steering balls.  Almost all vehicles can be fitted with steering balls and adjusted and adapted to your disability, whether you have a 4×4, people carrier, hatchback, convertible or luxury car.

At Ransome Mobility we provide a wide range of vehicle adaptations to meets the needs of people with all kinds of disabilities.  We can advise you on the best adaptations for you according to your needs and the suitability of your vehicle.

Here we take a look at the various steering wheel balls and knobs that are available.

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Steering Wheel Balls – What Are They?

Also known as spinners, steering wheel balls clip on to the steering wheel of a car and are designed to make turning the wheel easy for those who find it difficult to control a steering wheel or who have the use of only one hand. Steering balls and knobs have been around for about half a century and  can be permanent  or  removable. The removable devices are mounted on a bracket and can be easily and effortlessly removed using one hand, leaving the bracket fixed to the steering wheel.

Removable balls and knobs are ideal if your partner or other members of your family also want to be able drive the car. However, it’s important to remove such devices from the wheel when in use by someone else for safety reasons. Otherwise it may get in the way and cause a hazard.

Can They Be Fitted to Any Car?

Steering balls can be fitted to any car from family hatchbacks to more upmarket, luxurious models. As they are made from soft rubber they will not mark or scratch the steering wheel and they can be used without damaging the steering wheel in anyway. There are various manufacturers of balls and knobs including Jeff Gosling, Brig-Ayd and Autochair Smart Ball, all offering different features including latex free and soft rubber options.

How Will I Know Where to Fit It?

The steering wheel balls can be fitted anywhere on the steering wheel, to the left or right hand side according to your preference. Our experienced engineers at Ransome Mobility can talk you through all the various options available to you and can fix the ball to the wheel for you.

Are Other Steering Wheel Aids Available?

Other steering aids are available such as two and three pin devices and these are ideal for those with impaired hand function but who need a different type of grip. All of our customers have their own unique needs and our friendly engineers at Ransome Mobility will be able to help you to find a bespoke solution that fits your individual needs and requirements.

At Ransome Mobility we have a wide range of mobility aids on offer. If you are disabled, you probably want to keep as much freedom and independence as you can. Being able to drive and get out and about to go to the shops or visit friends or relatives without having to rely on others will make a big difference. At Ransome Mobility we can provide the vehicle adaptation products and fit them to your car and help make your life as easy as possible.

It’s essential to have a full assessment as everyone’s needs are different. This will mean that you receive the best vehicle adaptations for your needs and will save you spending money on the wrong equipment. Another reason for having a full assessment is to ensure that all the relevant safety standards are adhered to.

At Ransome Mobility we are Motability accredited. Motability is a scheme that helps people with disabilities exchange their mobility allowance for scooters, wheelchairs, vehicles and vehicle adaptations. You can obtain further information about this scheme from the Motability website.

About Ransome Mobility

At Ransome Mobility we have vast experience in helping disabled people to get mobile by tailoring flexible solutions based upon your individual needs. Our engineers are trained by the manufacturer and we ensure that all our adaptations meet high safety standards. We provide a free collection and delivery service from your office or home for your convenience. As we install a wide range of manufacturer’s products, we are in the perfect position to provide impartial advice.  Customers receive free annual check ups and all car adaptations are covered by our 12 month warranty. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

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