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Extended door hinges

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What is it?

A replacement or adaptation to extend the hinge on the vehicle door which enables the door to open wider than standard for the vehicle.

What the adaptation is used for?

Having a wider door opening can assist with getting in and out of a vehicle, particularly if needing to position a wheelchair close to a driver’s seat to use a sliding board, or if there is limited flexion or mobility in the lower limbs. Often used in conjunction with extended seat runners to provide as much additional space for ease of transfer as possible.

Factors to consider
  • As the door opens wider, additional space will be required when parking to fully open the door 
  • Once seated inside the vehicle, can the open car door be easily reached in order to close it? A car door pull strap may be required
Safety considerations for other drivers of the vehicle


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