Here at Des Gosling we can discuss your needs, make suggestions and give practical demonstrations on driving adaptations, seating options and products to aid with getting in and out of vehicles to help you to make an informed decision about which adaptation is right for you.
If you’ve never driven with an adaptation before, we strongly advise that you arrange a test drive to see which product could best suit your needs.
Motability hosts ‘The Big Event’, held at the NEC and more regional ‘One Big Day’ between June and September where you can see adaptations in action. They invite adaptation installers to demonstrate some of the most popular adaptations ranging from hand controls, to boot hoists and stowage solutions. You can also test drive a range of automatic cars fitted with the most popular driving adaptations, such as push/pull hand controls, left foot accelerators and easy release steering balls. These events are free to attend and are spread across the UK, so there should be one relatively close to where you live.
The 2019 dates and locations are:
- Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June, The Big Event at the NEC, Birmingham
- Saturday 27 July, One Big Day at Westpoint, Exeter
- Saturday 10 August, One Big Day at Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
- Saturday 7 September, One Big Day at East of England Arena, Peterborough
- Saturday 21 September, One Big Day at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh