About Independence Automotive

Who are We

We are a family owned and operated business in Carrum Downs, Victoria.

The team at Independence Automotive have 40 years of combined experience within the Automotive industry. With a broad range of knowledge in the areas of problem solving, design and fabrication using a range equipment and materials.

We also have extensive knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and protocol operations, which enables us to interface vehicle controls to produce a variety of outcomes.

Independence Automotive provides high quality, comfortable, specialist vehicle customisation, adaption, design and fabrication to enhance vehicle independence for people with mobility challenges.


Support people to overcome barriers to independence by delivering high quality, comfortable, innovative, customised vehicle solutions.


To work collaboratively with Customers, health professionals, government, non-profit and private business, to strive for excellence in meeting the needs of clients through the provision of high quality vehicle customisation, adaption, design and fabrication.




Hillary Ash Testimonial

I’m an experienced driver with quadriplegia, and for over 30 years I’ve had several cars adapted for my use.

Ryan’s work on my new Honda has been by far the best of them all. He listened carefully and came up with a classy and efficient set of adaptations which are a pleasure to look at and easy to use. He has furthermore been unfailingly flexible, courteous and patient, making time to ensure each adaptation worked well for me. Five star recommendation!


Hillary Ash - Melbourne, Victoria

Shane Testimonial

I had Ryan at Independence Automotive adapt my Skoda Octavia RS. I was unsure and a bit hesitant on how modifications were going to be adapted for the button on the gear shift and with the e-radial hand controls. He exceeded my expectations. The lever mechanism for the gear lever works well and he went the extra step for relocating the electric tailgate button to a place I could reach, better than factory standard.

Shane - Melbourne, Victoria

Rhys Grey Testimonial

Hi Ryan

Thank you for the extensive modifications to my Mazda BT50.

The vehicle works great and dealing with your team of technicians and yourself  has been very easy, and you have welcomed my ideas of additional modifications.  Your quality of work is excellent and I am very happy with the end result. With the aid of the side lifts, crane and hand controls, I am very independent.


The modifications have made my day to day life much easier, and allows me to return to the things that my family and I  love to do, whether it’s going for a drive or to our favourite camping spots, this is now possible.



Rhys Grey - Sale, Victoria

Services include

CustomVehicle Adaptions

VehicleHand Controls

Logbook Servicingand Maintenance


CustomDesign and Fabrication

Electrical DiagnosticsModifications and Repairs


OngoingCustomer Service