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Is your steering wheel sometimes too short for you or do you feel when driving that your arms are too short and your legs are too long? Do yours seat cushions still not that you can optimally grip the steering wheel? Does your car have no steering column adjustment or is it simply not enough? Then a steering wheel extension could be the solution to your problem. But first check whether you are sitting correctly, because an incorrect position at the wheel can be life-threatening.
The good grip on the steering wheel
The steering wheel should be within easy reach for you as the driver. It should be comfortable in your hand and should not force you to lean forward or tense up in the seat. Your arms shouldn't tire or start to hurt, even on a long journey, and you should be able to move them freely when steering so that you can adjust your direction of travel immediately in an unexpected situation. If this is not the case, an adjustment of the driver's seat is sufficient in most cases. You may just have to push it a little further forward or raise the backrest to fix the problem. Also one seat extension can be the solution to the problem.
Steering wheel extension in different dimensions
But in some cases the space for the legs becomes too short and it pushes your knees up uncomfortably, maybe even up to the dashboard. Even drivers who want to sit a little higher, for example due to back problems seat cushion use, the steering wheel may feel too short. If all of this is the case, an individual steering wheel extension can be the key. But before you buy a steering wheel extension, make sure that you are not driving in a too strong position. You don't just have a poorer overview of the road. It also affects the protection your chest will provide in the event of a collision. In the worst case, you can be seriously injured in the event of a collision.
What needs to be considered when buying and installing?
The steering wheel extension is a tube piece that is between the steering column and the steering wheel hub is assembled and is available in different dimensions. These two parts are attached to each other with several screws. So it is not difficult to separate the connection and screw an extension piece between them. All you need is the steering wheel extension, the appropriate screws and a wrench in the appropriate size. Most of the time, the screws are even included in the scope of delivery of the steering wheel extension.
the right steering wheel extension
It is important that the steering wheel extension also to yours Steering wheel fits and is approved. Before buying, check that it has the same diameter as your steering column and that the screw holes exactly match those on your steering wheel hub and that an expert opinion is included. It is advisable to choose an adjustable steering wheel extension if you cannot determine the desired difference that you have been missing up to the millimeter. With the adjustable variant you can adjust the length exactly to your needs and also try different settings until you find the right one. When assembling, make sure that all screws are tight and the steering wheel does not wobble. Under no circumstances should it come loose during the journey and have no idle when transmitting your movements, because this delays the reaction of your car.
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