Different types of wheelchair vans

Different Types of Accessible Vehicles

Discover the Best Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for You

Accessible vehicles have revolutionized newfound freedom and independence for people with disabilities. With the advent of advanced technology, those with disabilities can travel in style and comfort, with more options than ever before. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking for an upgrade, there is a wide range of wheelchair vehicles to choose from, each with its own unique features and benefits. There are many types of accessible vehicles available to fit your needs from accessible minivans to accessible trucks. Make sure to research all your options before making a purchase to ensure you find the best wheelchair accessible vehicle for you. 

Wheelchair Accessible Vans

Wheelchair accessible vans are a great option for those who need a reliable and convenient way to for transportation as for driving or riding as a wheelchair user. Wheelchair accessible vans can be converted with a variety of features, including an automatic ramp or lift, an adjustable seating system, and an accessible dashboard to fit your mobility needs. The ramp or lift allows the wheelchair user to enter and exit the vehicle without assistance, while the adjustable seating system allows for a comfortable ride for the wheelchair user and any other passengers. They provide a safe and comfortable ride for wheelchair users and other passengers.  

Wheelchair Accessible SUVS

Wheelchair accessible SUVs offer an alternative to wheelchair accessible vans and provide a convenient option for those with limited mobility. These vehicles are designed to accommodate wheelchairs and offer a range of features to make getting in and out of the vehicle easier. Wheelchair accessible SUVs are an ideal solution for those who want to retain the convenience of an SUV but need the added accessibility of a wheelchair. They provide the same features and safety of a van but with a more stylish look. They are a great way to maintain independence and freedom while staying safe on the roads. 

Wheelchair Accessible Trucks  

Wheelchair accessible trucks are an alternative solution to wheelchair accessible vans for those looking for a larger vehicle. Wheelchair accessible trucks can be equipped with a wheelchair lift and ramp, which can be used to lift a wheelchair user into the truck's cab.  Wheelchair accessible trucks offer increased cargo space, higher visibility, and easier maneuverability in tight spaces. The increased cargo space of a truck allows for more items to be hauled, such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and other items. The higher visibility also allows for better awareness of the surroundings and a better view of the road. Finally, trucks are generally easier to maneuver in tight spaces than vans, making it easier to get around in crowded areas or on narrower roads.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles can be adapted with: 

  1. Wheelchair Ramps or Lifts: Many wheelchair accessible vehicles feature ramps or lifts that can be used to safely get a wheelchair-user from the ground into the vehicle.  
  2. Lower Floor: The floor of a wheelchair accessible vehicle is typically lowered to make it easier for a wheelchair-user to enter and exit the vehicle.  
  3. Wheelchair Tie-Downs: Secure tie-downs are installed in wheelchair accessible vehicles to ensure the safety of the wheelchair-user while in transit.  
  4. Hand Controls: Hand controls are available to allow a wheelchair-user to drive the vehicle with their hands instead of their feet.  
  5. Wider Door Openings: The door openings of wheelchair accessible vehicles are typically wider than those of a regular vehicle, allowing for easier access.  
  6. Seating Adaptations: Seating adaptations such as transfer seats and swivel seats can be installed in wheelchair accessible vehicles to make them easier for a wheelchair-user to get into and out of.  
  7. Spacious Interior: The interior of a wheelchair accessible vehicle is typically more spacious than a regular vehicle, allowing for more room to maneuver a wheelchair. 

No matter what type of accessible vehicle you are looking for, our experienced mobility specialists at United Access are here to assist you in finding best wheelchair accessible vehicle for you. Our inventory of vehicles ensures that you have the latest selection of vehicles available with the most up-to-date features and options. We will work with you to determine the best solution for your individual needs, budget, and lifestyle. From wheelchair accessible vans to truck and SUV conversions, we have a solution to fit your mobility needs. Visit us at any of our convenient locations or contact our mobility specialists to learn more about how United Access can help you find the accessible vehicle for you. 

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