Disabled Car Hire – Hand Controls, Steering Balls and Spinner Knobs

Requesting Hand Controls

Suppliers can adapt cars for clients requiring hand controls in their hire car. Steering balls or spinner knobs are fitted for free. Dollar will provide hand controls on either the left or right hand side. Alamo will provide hand controls on the left hand side only. It can take up to 3 hours to fit the controls, so please request these in advance of your arrival.

In most cases hand controls are fitted to mid, full, premium and luxury size vehicles – but not people carriers. Please let us enquire for you if you have a preference for a particular category.

Please request the position of the steering balls and spinner knobs using a 12 hour clock face.

Let us know your requirements either before your reservation or as soon as possible after you have made it. Please email reservations@thecarhireteam.co.uk. Please allow at least 72 hours for confirmation of the controls and reservation.

Disabled Driving Permits

Clients cannot use their own UK (or home country) disabled parking permit in the USA. Upon arrival clients should contact the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) to request a USA Disabled Parking Permit. They will advise the location of the nearest DMV office. You are required to visit this office in person to apply for a Disabled Parking Permit.  The cost of this is approx $15 USD for 90 days.  Clients need to bring proof of ID and their UK Disabled Parking Permit.