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Bay Vehicle Modifications Ltd
Transport, vehicles & companion drivers
67B Austin Street
Napier 4110
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Same as above
Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, MidCentral, Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley
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Rodney Russ - 021 333494

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Bay Vehicle Modifications Ltd are the leaders in mobility vehicle adaptions in Hawke's Bay. With expertise within the mobilities sector we understand that people have unique needs and we cater for this diversity to enhance clients' mobility, independence and love of life.

Top quality workmanship and certification to LVVTA standards ensure the Health & Safety of clients and their families is maintained.
“I have worked closely with Rod and Joe at Bay Vehicle Modifications for over 6 years in a professional capacity. Rod and Joe have been professional, kind and excellent communicators in an area of work that can get complex.
Rod and Joe are always happy to answer questions and go out of their way to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. The quality of workmanship is excellent and I do not hesitate to recommend their services to our clients.”
Colleen Naughton BHSc OT, NZROT Registered Driver Assessor Occupational Therapist.
Updated: 22 Jun 2022
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Service to Central North Island, based in Onekawa, Napier.
Updated: 22 Jun 2022
Service Description
Service Description
At Bay Vehicle Modifications Ltd we supply and install a variety of vehicle aids designed to assist your independence. These include :
* Left foot accelerator pedals for those with impaired right leg function
* Indicator and light stalk extension
* Hand controls for accelerator and brake use (steering column or floor mounted)
* Steering spinners with remote electronics to operate indicators, wipers, dip headlights, horn and other
functions without having to remove your hand from the steering wheel
* To enable easier entry and exit from the vehicle, seat positioning may be altered to create more leg room
and door hinges can be modified to create wider opening doors

Vehicle modifications to assist entering and exiting vehicles with ease can include an extra support handle or two, seat height modification and even swing out seats for easier transfer from a walker, wheel-chair or mobility scooter. Lifting cranes for placement of mobility scooters into suitably sized vehicles proves popular also.

Rodney Russ is the Owner / Operator with over thirty years experience in the vehicle modification industry. He is more than happy to go through a client's requirements to find the most practical solution to meet their needs, taking into account also, budget constraints. Rod has built very strong relationships with people in a large range of industries throughout New Zealand and world-wide. This allows for the opportunity for dynanic solutions to be applied to unique requirements.

Joseph Russ is the Adaptions Engineer / Designer and has over ten years experience working at Bay Vehicle Modifications Ltd. Joe has experience in basic Computer Aided Design programmes such as AutoCAD and Solidworks. This enables virtual design concepts to be presented to clients and identified adaptations to be made to the design prior to the work being undertaken.

Diesel is the workshop dog who you will find most days to be supervising the goings on at the corner of Lipton Place and Austin Street, Onekawa, Napier. He happily greets clients, who in some instances bring doggy treats in their pocket for him. He has a fan club of clients and salesmen and women who regularly visit and are always keen for an audience with him.

Deidre Russ is Owner / Administrator and has been alongside her husband Rod in the family business since 1982. She has a strong understanding of the vehicle modifications available for clients and their individual needs. Deidre is often out of the office visiting clients, past clients and networking with businesses and organisations to ensure every opportunity can be afforded to those in need of support to maintain their independence for as long as is necessary, in the most effective and efficient manner.
Updated: 16 Jun 2022
Meeting the needs of older people
Meeting the needs of older people
We can complete a number of modifications to assist our more senior clients entering and exiting their vehicles with ease. These may include an extra support handle or two, modifying seat heights or bolstering seating and even swing out seats for easier transfers from a walker, wheel-chair or mobility scooter.

Our manufacture of lifting cranes for placement of mobility scooters into suitably sized vehicles has proved popular also.

For families wanting to ensure their elderly can travel in comfort with them, vans can be transformed into comfortable people movers. Seating options can be varied, additional seat-belts installed as well as wheel-chair hoists and wheel-chair securing systems. A docking station can also be fitted enabling the wheel chair occupant to either drive the vehicle while seated in the wheel-chair, or travel as a passenger in the wheel-chair, seated beside the driver.

This is in compliance with LVVTA guidelines to ensure Health and Safety of the occupants is maintained at all times.
Updated: 11 May 2022
Access Status Details
Easy access Yes
Updated: 22 Jun 2022
Payment Status Details
Payment required Yes
Free Yes Quotes
Updated: 11 May 2022
ACC Status Details
Approved Yes Vehicle modifications only.
Updated: 22 Jun 2022