This easy release handbrake is designed for vehicles with a conventional shaped handbrake.
Designed for drivers with limited hand function, this adapation reduces the grip required and eliminates the need to depress the button with the thumb. It allows the driver to engage the button without articulation of the thumb and the increased mechanical advantage reduces the amount of force required to depress the button. This adaptation also benefits users who find it difficult to grasp and pull a conventional handbrake.
For conventional style handbrakes, there are two options of easy release handbrake; standard or inline.
Most vehicles with a conventional style handbrake can have either option, but there are some restrictions due to space around the handbrake on certain models. To check availability, please contact us.
To release the handbrake, simply pull backwards on the handle to depress the button and let the handbrake drop down. To engage the handbrake, place your palm under the handle and pull upwards.
To release the handbrake, simply push down on the end of the handle to depress the button and let the handbrake drop down. To engage the handbrake, place your palm under the handle and pull upwards.
Some vehicles do not have a conventional handbrake. We have tailor made designs for a wide range of these
models. Contact us on 0161 430 2151 to discuss your own requirements.
Some vehicles have a foot operated pedal to release the parking brake instead of a handbrake lever. This adaptation enables drivers who are unable to use their feet, to operate the parking brake by hand.
N.B. A hand operated parking brake may also be required alongside a left foot accelerator. Click here to see our Left Foot Accelerators.
Many vehicle models can now be specified with an electric handbrake as standard from the factory. We would
recommend you consider this option if you have difficulties operating any other style of handbrake within a
vehicle. If the vehicle is not available with an electric handbrake, the adaptations above may be able to
N.B. The easy release adaptations are not possible on all vehicles. If you require an easy release
adaptation, please contact us on 0161 430 2151 to check
availability before ordering your vehicle.
Q: Will the fitting of the handbrake easy release cause any damage to my vehicle?A: Safety is our primary concern when we design adaptations, however we pay great attention to the integrity of the vehicle. Any clamping is carefully watched during installation so that damage is kept to a minimum, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing result and minimum cost to reinstate the vehicle when the adaptations are removed.
Q: Will the conventional handbrake easy release fit on to all vehicles with a standard handbrake?A: The conventional handbrake easy release fits most vehicles with a conventional handbrake. However, sometimes the handbrake is too close to gearstick (especially in manual vehicles) and therefore the handbrake easy release cannot be installed otherwise it would prevent the full range of movement of the gearstick.
Q: Will the hand operated parking brake interfere with the brake and accelerator?A: No, the hand operated parking brake is fitted to a separate pedal to the brake or accelerator pedal and is usually fitted so that when the handbrake is off it is close to the dash.