Menu Close

Auto Tools For Older Adults

As we age, it’s natural for our driving abilities to change, and adapting to these changes is crucial for our safety and the safety of others on the road.

Below is a list of recommended tools to help senior citizens be safer and more comfortable drivers.

Be Safer On The Road With These

Auto Emergency Kit

Everlit Survival Car Emergency Kit, Roadside Safety Tool Kit with Gloves,Digital Auto Air Compressor Tire Inflator, First Aid Kit, 12 Feet Jumper Cable, Tow Strap, Flashlight for Women, Men, Teenagers
  • The Road Guardian- The portable roadside assistance kit is designed and hand picked by a group of experienced veterans and experts to provide every essential tools you need in roadside emergencies. The automotive safety bag contains accessories such as repair cable ties, bungee cords, electrical tape, space blanket, rain poncho, reflective warning triangle, glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, safety gloves, tow rope and more to get your vehicle back on the road and continue your travel.

Battery Charger

NOCO Boost Plus GB40 1000A UltraSafe Car Battery Jump Starter, 12V Battery Pack, Battery Booster, Jump Box, Portable Charger and Jumper Cables for 6.0L Gasoline and 3.0L Diesel Engines, Gray
  • Start Dead Batteries – Safely jump start a dead battery in seconds with this compact, yet powerful, 1000-amp lithium battery jump starter – up to 20 jump starts on a single charge – and rated for gasoline engines up to 6.0-liters and diesel engines up to 3.0-liters.

Car Caddy

Runsabay Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer Portable Nursery Essentials Storage Basket Bin for Changing Table and Car Shower Basket for Newborn Boy and Girl, Christmas Gift for New Mom
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION & PERFECT SIZE】 Runsabay baby diaper caddie is versatile for all new baby stuff : baby clothes, diapers, bibs, toys, changing pad, wipes, lotions, baby skin cares, breast pump, nappy cream, bath products for baby shower and other essentials for newborn boys and girls. The size is 36 x 22 x 18cm/14 x 9 x 7inches, large enough for dozens of wipes and diapers.

Car Cane

A car cane standing aid is perfect for anyone who has trouble getting in and out of a car due to recent knee or hip surgery (or simply has bad knees, etc).

It’s also very handy for someone with decreased hand strength.

Stander HandyBar, Portable Vehicle Support Handle with Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter for Adults, Seniors, and Elderly, Car Door Assist Handle with Non-Slip Grip and Emergency Safety Tools
  • Prevent Falls: The HandyBar provides users with stability and balance when standing or sitting from the car; compatible with most vehicles, the handle fits parallel to your car when inserted into a U-shaped door striker or latch; no modifications required

Here’s a video I made about the Car Cane:

Gas Cap Removal Tool

Freedom Gas Cap Wrench
  • Easily loosens stubborn gas caps.

Leg Lifter Straps

Vive Leg Lifter Strap (44 Inch) – Rigid Foot Loop, Hand Grip for Adult, Senior, Elderly, Handicap, Disability, Pediatrics – Long Band Mobility Aid for Car, Bed, Couch, Hip Replacement, Wheelchair
  • EASILY MANEUVER WEAK OR INJURED LEG: Whether recovering from a leg injury, hip surgery or suffering from arthritis, the leg lifter strap allows the affected leg to easily be maneuvered into place. Useful for safely repositioning the leg on a bed, wheelchair, or even in a car or SUV.

Panoramic Rear View Mirror

JOYTUTUS Rear View Mirror, Universal 11.81 Inch Panoramic Convex Rearview Mirror, Interior Clip-on Wide Angle Rear View Mirror to Reduce Blind Spot Effectively for Car SUV Trucks -Clear
  • 【WIDER VIEW, MORE SAFE】This convex rearview mirror provides you with a wider-angle view and perfect vision. 1. eliminating blind spots effectively for safe driving and Makes your reversing safer. 2. Let you know the condition of the child in the back seat more clearly so that you can drive more at ease. 3. Allows you to see the vehicles behind you more clearly, and reversing is safer.

Pedal Extender

DriFeez Gas and Brake Pedal Extenders for Short Drivers People Driving Cars, Go Kart, Ride on Toys, Adjustable Length and Angle Auto Vehicles Brake and Accelerator Pedals (Version DF-YCQ200)
  • Extend the Pedals: specially designed to provide convenience for short drivers, and enable them to drive the vehicles comfortably and without obstacles.

Seat Belt Buckle Guard

BuckleRoo™ Seatbelt Buckle Guard – Seat Belt Security for Backseat Escape Artists
  • KID-PROOF TO KEEP LITTLE ESCAPE ARTISTS SAFE – The BuckleRoo Seatbelt Buckle Guard is a simple little device with a great big job: Keeping children safe during car travel by preventing them from accidentally (or intentionally) releasing their seat belt. The BuckleRoo keeps the smallest fingers from releasing the latch without interfering with the seat belt itself. No unexpected seat belt escapes mean safer rides for everyone in the car.

Seat Belt Extender

ZARINI 2Pcs Original,Belt Buttons Buckles Width Buckle Up to Safely. 9inch
  • 【Soft Material】: Our buckle bracket is made of excellent silicone material, resistant to wear and tear, can be used for a long time, and very easy to clean. Soft and flexible, will not damage the buckle, and do not worry that it will scratch the car seat and your palm.

Seat Belt Grabber

Seat Belt Shoulder Pad

Seat Cushion with Lumbar Support

Standing Aid

Automotive Adjustable Standing Aid Safety Handle Vehicle Support Grip Handle Disability Help Car Hand Hook- 2 pcs (Black)
  • Great Compatibility – Our Automotive Standing Aid Handle installs easily on any car door frame to help getting in and out of your car. Its universal design fits all vehicles such as trucks, SUVs, jeeps, vans, cars, ATVs, etc.

Steering Wheel Cover

Steering Wheel Cover by Just Squeeze It Will Help With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Hand-Wrist Dexterity And Physical Therapy – Improve Grip Strength & Forearm Strength
  • A COLORADO COMPANY, made with the best highest quality materials, this steering wheel cover is designed to withstand the test of time without falling apart. You won’t have to worry about the stitching coming undone or any unnatural wear

Steering Wheel Knob

AutoMuko Steering Wheel Spinner, Silicone Power Handle, Steering Wheel knob, Easy Installation No Tools Required (Black)
  • Sporty Design: This product’s dynamic and sporty design allows it to provide the much-needed support for controlling car steering wheels safely, conveniently, and effectively.

Step Stools

DEPSUNNY Adjustable Height Aluminum RV Step, Stable Foldable Platform Step Stool, Supports Up to 1,000 lb, Non-Slip Rubber Feet and Platform Mat, Easy to Carry (Black)
  • EASY IN & OUT RV: Folding adjustable step stool with full metal construction, The right step for children, elderly people to get in and out your RV, motorhome, trailers ,truck ,SUV . Very stable and easy to carry.

Swivel Car Seat

HealthSmart 360 Degree Swivel Seat Cushion, Chair Assist for Elderly, Swivel Seat Cushion for Car, Twisting Disc, Black, 15 Inches in Diameter
  • 360 DEGREE SWIVEL SEAT CUSHION converts any stationary chair into a swiveling chair. Swivel Seat Base helps relieve back, knee, or hip strain caused by twisting and turning when getting in and out of any seat.

Transfer Board

DMI Transfer Board and Slide Board, FSA Eligible, Made of Heavy-Duty Wood for Patient, Senior and Handicap Move Assist and Slide Transfers, Holds up to 440 Pounds, 2 Cut out Handles, 30 x 8 x 1
  • TRANSFER BOARD IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL for caregivers to easily and safely transfer patients allowing them to move with independence while protecting caregivers from injury

Standing Aid Handle

E-cowlboy Auto Cane Grab Handle Adjustable Standing Aid Safety Handle Portable Vehicle Support Grab Bar Nylon Grip Handle Mobility Assist Device (Black)
  • ❤️Non-Slip — Ergonomic car handle to get in and out of vehicles without fear of falling. Perfectly fit the palm and finger outline so that you can grip naturally of comfortable hand feeling.

Seat Belt Grabber

Seat Belt Grabber Handle – Helps Reach Your Seat Belt to Buckle Up
  • REACH YOUR SEAT BELT – Do you or someone you know have difficulty reaching across or behind to buckle in a seat belt? The seat belt grabber handle is the answer for those with shoulder pain, arthritis or a limited range of motion.

If you are looking for a car accessory that can make it easier for elderly people to get in and out of the car, any of these devices would be a great choice.

With one of these aids, driving becomes much less stressful and more comfortable for everyone involved.

This article has affiliate or sponsored links. If you buy something through those links we may earn a small commission. This won’t cost you extra. We only recommend things we really think are good, not just to make money. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclaimer.

Join our thriving network of 6,685 caregivers and seniors.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!

Granddaughter caring for her grandmother.

Filled with…

Click Here To Subscribe