Ability Center is becoming United Access

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles & Mobility Solutions

Proudly serving America’s accessibility community for over 25 years

Your mobility always comes first with Ability Center. Our extensive line of wheelchair accessible vans and driving aids are custom fitted for your needs. With access to BraunAbility mobility products, our mobility specialists are sure to find the right wheelchair vehicle for you–at the right price so you’re secure in every way.

Ability Center is Becoming United Access

Over the next weeks and months, we’ll start a new chapter: our Ability Center stores will be rebranded as United Access. Why? Because simplifying to one brand allows us more time and energy to focus on you, our customers.

Ability Center and United Access have both served our customers and their caregivers for over 30 years. Now, together as part of the BraunAbility family, we’ve grown to 50 total locations across the country. The people you trust, and respect remain the same and we are honored to continue serving you as one united team. No matter what store you visit, you’ll experience the same high standards of service and care for our mobility consultants and technicians. 

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2715 Seaboard Ln,
Long Beach, CA 90805

M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat By Appointment Only
Karen LindsayKaren Lindsay
20:13 11 Jun 22
Customer service is excellent
Mike RamosMike Ramos
23:08 09 Jun 22
The staff are very helpful..We will be back again for transportation for my dad.
Carmichael PetersCarmichael Peters
19:35 04 Jun 22
My 2022 Subaru Outback was at Ability Center for a month as the technicians there tried everything they knew, including taking it to a Subaru dealership and other car engineers, to figure out why the installations of hand controls affected some of the computerized systems of the car, especially cruise control. Eventually, a Subaru dealership was able to identify the problem, which turned out to be very simple. Throughout an employee there, Rich Esperti, reached out to me constantly to keep me updated. His transparency, empathy, and extraordinary kindness resulted in me being patient as I waited for me car. As a matter of fact, he was often more impatient and frustrated with the process than I was, because of his genuine concern for my well-being. I was so impressed with Rich's decency and care, that I invited him and his significant other for dinner at my home - which, I am happy to report, they accepted. It is not often that I have encountered a service provider who manages to be both professional and humane. In spite of the difficulties Ability Center experienced with my car, I would take my car there again and would recommend the Ability Center to anyone needing to have hand controls installed in a vehicle, and I would do so mainly because of my experience with Rich.
Russ NailRuss Nail
23:33 26 Jan 22
Wonderful, helpful people.
John PerkinsJohn Perkins
20:08 20 Oct 21
Good place for disabled person to get help with their disability Van's wheelchair lifts stair glides most every thing you need
James IJames I
22:24 17 Aug 21
Purchased a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica for my father who is in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury. Process was easy. I started online and viewed inventory. I emailed Dean, the General Manager, to confirm availability. Vehicles can be transferred from one location to another so you’re not limited. I placed a $500 deposit on a vehicle at the Stanton location which was transferred to Long Beach the next day. I also applied for financing online and confirmed details over the phone and online. We checked out the vehicle and went on a test drive and was able to drive home soon after.
Paola AndersonPaola Anderson
16:29 15 Mar 21
Thank you Cheyenne and Dean,I had been wanting to reach out for some time. Mama passed away February 8th, peacefully at home, she lost her battle with bone cancer but not her battle in life. She left us with so much light and love and people around us that really helped us through the difficult times.Dean, I will never forget during Christmas when you told me to take the van that week and take mom somewhere fun, and indeed we did. She was so happy, the smile on her face was enough to light up a room. I will never for this.Thank you to both of you for being so kind, compassionate, understanding and being there when we needed your services or an ear to talk to to sort things out.Please know that you are appreciated, and that what you do “Matters,” you are more than a car rental/sale, you are bringing new beginnings and opportunities to those who might of felt that this was the end, you are bringing hope to families.Forever grateful,
Emily BarkerEmily Barker
21:03 11 Nov 20
I’ve been disabled 8 years and this was the nicest most enjoyable experience of ordering and installing a Bruno lift and servicing it. I absolutely love Jim who’s patient helpful and kind as well as the ladies doing scheduling they are very sweet. I highly recommend this place for vehicle modifications and hand control installs. Very appreciative of their work and timeliness.

Highest Quality Wheelchair Vans in the Industry

As a licensed BraunAbility dealer, Ability Center specializes in BraunAbility conversions and vans. We work with the best to provide our customers with the best. It’s our duty to our community.

Woman in wheelchair next to side entry wheelchair van

Customized Mobility Solutions for Your Specific Needs

There are hundreds of mobility solutions for all levels of mobility challenges. Let our Ability Center mobility consultants help you find your best solution.

  • Accessible side entry, rear loading and full-size Vans, SUVs, and Trucks.
  • Van Rentals and Trade-ins
  • Full Size Van Lifts
  • Driving Aids and Hand Controls
  • Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
  • Scooter and Wheelchair Lifts
  • Indoor and Outdoor Ramps
  • Stair Lifts

Largest Selection of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Long Beach

Our extensive inventory includes both rear-entry and side-entry vans, vans with lifts, vans with ramps, and other mobility conversions. Let our mobility specialists help find the perfect vehicle for you.

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Custom Conversion Vans Available in an Array of Different Makes and Models

Putting Safety First For More Than Two Decades

With a variety of new and used wheelchair-adapted vehicles and lifts, BraunAbility can accommodate almost any wheelchair user. Whether you want more room, style, entertainment features or just a great value, one of our BraunAbility handicap-accessible vehicles can provide it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ability Center is your local resource for all things accessibility. Whether you’re looking for new wheelchair vans for sale or wondering what handicap vehicle services we offer, you can find the answers here.

Accessible minivans, also known as wheelchair vans or ramp vans, have been remanufactured to offer unparalleled ease of access for wheelchair and scooter users. The floor has been substantially lowered and the van equipped with a lightweight ramp for easy entry and exit. A kneeling system lowers the rear suspension, decreasing the slope of the ramp even further when deployed. Both front seats are removable, enabling wheelchair users to drive or ride in the passenger position.

Ability Center offers several mobility conversions to meet a variety of budgets. We will carefully assess your needs and recommend the right vehicle in your price range.

Possibly, but certain conditions must be met. Only certain makes and models can be converted. Additionally, the vehicle must have less than 30,000 miles, and is subject to inspection before the conversion process can begin.

While this can sometimes work, we recommend contacting us at Ability Center before purchasing a van. If you visit a car dealership first, you risk purchasing a vehicle that cannot be converted because it is the wrong model – or it may be the right model but not equipped with the right options. At Ability Center, we can help guide you through the process, we can even work with your preferred car dealer to ensure you purchase the right equipment. Often, you may find the perfect vehicle sitting at Ability Center already converted and ready for delivery.

No. The sturdy aluminum ramp is just one aspect of the major remanufacturing required to create a wheelchair van. Teams of skilled technicians work together to produce fully-integrated conversions with lowered floors and reconfigured seating.

Due to the lack of head clearance, a minivan lift is not an application that can be used for an adult. Adults need the extra headroom provided by a fully converted accessible vehicle to ride comfortably and safely. In certain cases, however, a minivan lift can be a good solution for pediatric chair users.

Ability Center backs the quality craftsmanship of their minivans with an exclusive Three-Year Limited Warranty – the best the industry has to offer. On top of that, the chassis is covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty.

At Ability Center, we understand the importance of maintenance and service of your accessible vehicle and its specialized equipment and we are committed to providing our customers with the availability of service. Our highly trained and certified service technicians are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service in the vehicle modification industry. All of our locations are also QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), meaning that Ability Center is held to the highest standards in the accessible vehicle industry.

Whether you are a long-time customer coming in for routine operational maintenance of the equipment you have in your modified vehicle, or a new customer who needs adaptive equipment installed on your vehicle, we will do our best to get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. It doesn’t matter if you bought it from us or elsewhere, at Ability Center we want to make sure that your vehicle is always working for you.

Buying an accessible van from Ability Center is the best way to assure you will seldom need repairs. If you do, however, we will likely have the necessary replacement parts on hand for a quick turn-around. If not, we can usually get the parts we need the next business day so you can get back on the road right away.

Ability Center maintains a stock of minivans converted and ready for immediate delivery. You will have a choice of chassis and ramp styles to try out, allowing you to determine which vehicle best meets your needs.

Ability Center also rents accessible wheelchair vans for temporary needs.

When you are ready for a new vehicle, Ability Center will appraise your old van as a trade-in. Trade-in value is usually very good, but is of course dependant on a number of factors such as vehicle condition and mileage.