Wheelchair & Scooter Lifts

United Access offers a variety of high-quality wheelchair lifts and handicap scooter lifts by our trusted mobility manufacturers. We understand that you have places to go and can help keep you mobile by installing a lift on your vehicle so you can transport your scooter or wheelchair while it’s fully assembled. Contact us today we will help you find the right wheelchair or scooter lift for your vehicle. 

What to Consider When Buying a Wheelchair Lift

Several aspects need to be considered when choosing the right mobility device, such as:

  •  Weight capacity 

  •  Lifting capacity

  •  Hoistway available 

  • Type of wheelchair ramp required

  • ADA compliance 

What Type of Lift is Right for You? 

Exterior Wheelchair Carrier & Scooter Lift

A wheelchair carrier or scooter lift is a platform that is installed on the outside of your vehicles. One of the greatest benefits of this option is that it doesn’t take up any space inside your vehicle.  

Interior Wheelchair Carrier & Scooter Lift

A wheelchair carrier or scooter lift rides on the inside of your vehicles. One of the greatest benefits of this option is that you can drive your scooter or wheelchair onto the platform and then let the lift do all the work to move it inside your vehicle. Another benefit is that your device is kept out of the weather.  

Platform Wheelchair Lifts

A wheelchair carrier or scooter platform lift is designed to be installed onto a full-sized van, RV, or camper. Choose from side or rear-entry options that come with full and partial hydraulic operation, plus optional remote controls for greater convenience.

FAQs

Do I need the swing away option?

The swing away option is a great feature if you have an SUV or a truck because it allows you to still have access to the back of your vehicle. 

Are wheelchair and scooter lifts compatible with trucks?

Yes, we have several wheelchair and scooter lift options that are compatible with trucks. These options are bed-mounted and help lift the equipment into the bed and secure it through travel. 

Can I mount a wheelchair or scooter lift using a hitch?

Yes, hitch mount wheelchair and scooter lifts are available.

Will the wheelchair or scooter lift take up a lot of space?

The amount of space the wheelchair or scooter lift takes up depend on the lift and wheelchair being stowed. Most interior lifts are designed to fold out of the way when not in use to give you optimal visibility and interior storage.

How much does a scooter lift cost?  

The costs vary depending on the type of lift you select, the vehicle you have and installation time, and options you may want on the lift.   We also need to determine if your vehicle needs a hitch for the lift if you are considering an exterior mounted scooter lift.  

What should I consider when getting an exterior or hitch mounted lift?

The biggest consideration when looking at lifts that will stow inside your vehicle vs. outside your vehicle is the weather and where you live. For example, in Arizona with temperatures that get to 115 degrees in the summer, your scooter may get very hot to the touch. On the other extreme, in Buffalo, NY with temperatures below freezing and lots of snow, you want to ensure your scooter is protected.

Which scooter lift is the best?

The best scooter lift for you, may not be the best lift for someone else. There are a few factors that go into our recommendations for a lift; what type of mobility device (scooter or wheelchair) do you have, what is the year/make/model of your vehicle and lastly what is your lifestyle. All these questions will help guide us to the best recommendations for you.

Does Medicare cover the cost of a scooter lift?

Unfortunately, not. While Medicare covers a lot of equipment to use in your home, they do not cover scooter lifts for your vehicle. We do have multiple options for financing with low monthly payments – we are here to help.