At AVH, we have handpicked the top 10 must-have items that will elevate your experience when renting an adapted or wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) this summer. Carefully chosen for their ability to enhance your comfort, convenience, and overall enjoyment, these accessories are guaranteed to make your rental experience truly unforgettable.
The first must-have accessory on our list is the Hydrant water bottle, which provides convenience for people with limited mobility on the go. These 1-litre bottles feature a built-in cap, a bracket for hanging from the vehicle, and a drinking tube with a bite valve, making it easy to enjoy a drink without assistance.
If you’re in need of a portable washing solution, look no further than Waterless Nilaqua expandable wipes. Designed specifically for travel, these wipes expand into a full-size flannel when liquid is added. These wipes can be used with waterless body wash or plain water, depending on your preference, and are ideal for staying clean and fresh wherever you go. Available in packs of four or nine.
A RADAR key is a special key that can unlock disabled toilets across the UK.
If you are a wheelchair user or someone with a disability, you may be aware of the difficulties you can face when trying to access public toilets. In the UK, there are over 10,000 public disabled toilets with RADAR locks, making it easier for individuals with disabilities to access these facilities.
Keeping a RADAR key with you can be incredibly beneficial, as it allows you to access these facilities whenever you need to. These keys can be purchased online or through disability charities, and are often provided free of charge to individuals who are registered as disabled.
For those who might struggle to access restrooms or have simply been caught short, a portable urinal is an ideal solution.
The Uriwell unisex is a lightweight and portable urinal that is designed to be both hygienic and discreet. Its ergonomic shape fits snugly to prevent any spillages, while the leak-free lid keeps it tightly sealed even when stored on its side.
If you have mobility issues and struggle with getting in and out of a vehicle, the Handy Bar might be a helpful tool for you. This portable device fits securely into the door latch of the vehicle’s inner frame, and its durable handle provides support during the transfer from a wheelchair to a seat inside the vehicle. But that’s not all—the Handy Bar also includes a seatbelt cutter and window smasher, which could prove invaluable in emergency situations. All in all, this compact and multi-functional device is
The TRTL travel pillow has been hailed as a game-changer! It is the ultimate solution for comfortable and ergonomic travel. Unlike traditional U-shaped pillows, this pillow prevents head nodding and has been scientifically proven to provide better neck, spine, muscle, and shoulder support.
With a unique support system that is hidden within a scarf design, the internal support system comfortably wraps around your neck, providing optimal support and relief. Not only is the TRTL Travel Pillow incredibly comfortable, but it is also smaller and lighter than traditional travel pillows, making it easy to carry with you wherever you go.
This multifunctional car cup holder tray is an absolute must to avoid spills and items sliding when driving. With its 360-degree swivel design, you can easily adjust the tray to your preferred angle for comfortable use and storage.
This tray fits most car cup holders, making it a perfect addition to any vehicle. So, whether you’re on a road trip, travelling, or just running errands, this tray is an excellent companion that provides convenience and comfort whilst on the move.
The Swivel Seat is a versatile mobility aid that can be used on a wide range of seats. Developed to assist people who have mobility issues, this product features a top disc that rotates 360 degrees. This unique design allows for a smooth and easy two-way turning action, making it an ideal solution for individuals who struggle to turn when seated.
In addition to its flexibility, the Swivel Seat also features a slip-resistant underside that ensures secure positioning on the seat. This safety feature provides additional peace of mind for users, reducing the risk of slips and falls while seated.
When sitting for extended periods, particularly in hot weather, discomfort can set in. This is where a cooling seat pad comes in handy for individuals, especially those travelling in a wheelchair.
This cushion delivers a refreshing and pleasant sitting experience while also decreasing skin irritation and discomfort. The cushion does not require pre-freezing and includes a cooling gel that helps regulate body temperature.
The Blue Badge Parking app is a great tool when you are in your wheelchair-accessible vehicle. It allows you to find the location of blue-badge disabled parking spaces at your chosen destination, so you don’t have to drive around for ages to find a suitable parking space.
Whether you are hiring a Fiat Ducato, a Renault Trafic, or one of our other adapted vehicles, these 10 accessories will not only help to make travelling more comfortable, convenient and safe, but more enjoyable too! At AVH, we offer a wide selection of wheelchair accessible vehicles and cars fitted with adaptation for hire. Our vehicles, systems, network, and experienced team are all dedicated to offering tailored solutions for our customers. As a proud member of the disabled community, we prioritise delivering personalised services that align with our customer’s needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable advisors are always available to provide assistance and ensure that the appropriate vehicle is provided on every occasion.