Starting the process of wheelchair accessible vehicle shopping can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start or what you might need. If this situation applies to you then we recommend starting with a 'Needs Analysis.' We offer free evaluations where we will measure your chair plus weigh the chair and rider together.
Next, we will ask some questions about your intended use for the vehicle, garage or parking space, frequency of travel, family size, and price range. Finally, we will help you find the perfect vehicle to accommodate your needs while finding the best financing for your desired monthly payment, available down-payment, and length of the loan.
Such a simple and great question. First, start with your wheelchair user information and their chair information. How tall is the user? Their weight? Is the chair user able to transfer, or requires full-time chair use? Does the chair user want to drive or ride in the front row? Next, chair information is important such as size, weight, type, operation style, and frequency of travel. These are just some examples of the questions you want to think about when beginning your wheelchair accessible vehicle search.
Another great question to narrow down the right vehicle for you. Does the chair user wish to drive or ride in the front row? Will you park your vehicle in a garage or parking structure? How many family members will be traveling with you?
This is dependent on if there is a caregiver always present to operate the ramp. If the answer is yes, then a manual ramp could be a nice option to reduce your conversion cost verse an automatic ramp.
Pre-built accessible vehicles are the fastest way to buy and drive off the lot. However, if you wish to convert your own vehicle or wish to install custom adaptive equipment, then designing a vehicle specifically for you could be a great option, but, will take longer to receive your vehicle.