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Disability Vehicle Installation / Service Centre Sydney

We install and service disability driving and vehicle access products

We Understand Your Love to Drive

Total Ability is a team of disability driving experts who are dedicated to getting you on the road.

Our secret is that we’ve been where you are now. We personally understand the complexities around driving and vehicle access if you are a person with disability.

When you visit our Sydney Artarmon Centre, you get the benefit of our deep knowledge, expert technicians, access to a wealth of resources, and connections to professionals, from Specialist Driving Instructors to Driver Trained OTs.

We are only 1 of 5 complex driving control installers for Fadiel Italiana in Australia. Put simply, there is no other ‘one stop shop’ quite like us in Sydney.

Why Choose us?

Lived Experience: Our team includes people who use disability driving controls and vehicle access equipment every day.

Paul Crake: Total Ability owner Paul resumed driving in 2008 after a spinal cord injury. He founded Total Ability in 2011 with the aim of getting other people with disability driving again after he personally felt the enormously positive impact of regaining his independence. 

Michelina Pelosi: Through her work with Total Ability, Michelina has become a ‘subject-matter expert’ on driving with disability in Australia. She has researched and written two guides to help people through the process of installing the right equipment and getting funding to do so. Michelina has driven with hand controls and used vehicle access equipment since 1990.

The Total Ability Team: As well as Paul and Michelina, we have a superb technical team of highly accredited mechanics who look after the installation and servicing of your equipment, and other support staff who are available to help smooth the process of getting on the road.

Read more about the Total Ability Team.

Totally Connected: When you come to our centre, we connect you to every step of the process to get you driving.

Introductions to DTOTs: As well as fitting and servicing equipment, we also provide you with contacts for a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist (DTOT) to get the process started.

Introductions to Specialist Driving Instructors: We also connect you with the very best Specialist Driving Instructors in NSW fitted with a broad range of driving controls enabling you to test a variety of equipment. They help you and your DTOT work out the equipment that is right for you, enabling you to embark on your driving lessons and get your licence.

Private Consulting Room: You can meet with a DTOT for your comprehensive private off-road assessment in our consulting room.

Product Showroom: Take your time to get better acquainted with the broad range of driving controls and vehicle access products available before you use them in your driving lessons.

Ongoing Support: Following your vehicle modification installation, we will keep in touch with you on a yearly basis to get your mods serviced and maintained to keep you safe on the road.

Skilled Mechanics: Our highly accredited and skilled mechanics will install your equipment with precision and quality workmanship ensuring it looks like it came straight out of the factory.

Highly Accredited: Our Centre is 1 of 5 complex driving control installation centres for Fadiel Italiana in Australia.

Avis Car Rental Partnership: We supply and install Avis Car Rental cars with Fadiel hand controls for your convenience on your next work trip or holiday. Cars with Fadiel hand controls are now available across most of Australia for hire, bringing a new sense of freedom for drivers with disability.

Warranty: You get an extended warranty of 2 years when installing your products with us.

Tech Support: You can rest easy with tech support at your fingertips. We won’t leave you stranded.

Australia’s Best Product Range: As well as our class leading Fadiel Italiana equipment, you can install a range of other highly recommended driving and vehicle access equipment here, giving you access to other complementary products to suit your requirements. We offer:

  • The complete range of Fadiel driving controls and vehicle access products.
  • Autochair Hoists when a fully automated solution is required.
  • Vehicle Adaptions Roof Hoist when storing the wheelchair inside the vehicle is not an option.
  • Expertise to install High Level driving controls (20 year anniversary) and other accessory products to ensure complete independence when driving your vehicle.
  • Lodgesons Keypad Spinners.
  • Installation of Driving Controls and Vehicle Access Equipment.
  • Servicing of Driving Controls and Vehicle Access Equipment.
  • Tech Support: we pride ourselves on exceptional after care support. If you experience any issues you can call and receive support.
  • Floor Cuts: whilst we don’t do floor cuts at our Artarmon centre, we work with highly recommended specialists who can quote and supply this service.
  • Funding and Other Advice: we help you navigate the process of getting on the road, sharing our research and expertise to help you negotiate the process of getting assessed, finding the equipment that suits you, getting funding, passing your driving test and more.
  • High Level Assessment: we have a dedicated High Level Assessment Van in NSW fitted with the latest driving controls for use by Specialist Driving Instructors and Driver Trained Occupational Therapists to assess their clients’ capabilities and equipment needs.

How to find us:

We are located at Unit 20, 76 Reserve Road Artarmon.

In the northern suburbs of Sydney, behind Royal North Shore Hospital and off the Gore Hill Freeway and Lane Cove Tunnel.

You can reach us easily from any direction.

Take the Chatswood/Newcastle Exit for Pacific Hwy, then take the Artarmon Reserve Road Exit (R.N.S).

Turn left on Reserve Road and continue straight, through the roundabout and first driveway on your left.

Take the Lane Cove Tunnel from the M2 and then take the Artarmon Exit for Reserve Road.

Turn right onto Reserve Road and continue straight, through the roundabout and first driveway on the right.

Broad Product Range

We offer a broad product range that will meet almost anybody’s driving needs:

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