Automotive Wheelchair Lift Advantages
There are many advantages to having an automatic wheelchair lift installed on your vehicle. For an individual who has a disability, it can often be a huge hassle to load a wheelchair into a vehicle when going out to run errands. This is especially true if the individual would like to take a powered wheelchair along for the ride. Putting in a powered wheelchair lift can take care of this problem with ease.
The lift is designed to easily lower to the ground so that a wheelchair can be rolled onto it from the side and then raises to a set point off of the ground. The chair is secured and kept in place with a small gate on the side that locks into place. It also serves as a ramp that allows easy transport for the chair onto the lift. These exterior lifts are also advantageous for transporting scooters that are used by older individuals as well.
For those who need the chair to go up and into a vehicle, there are automatic wheelchair lifts that can be installed for the car’s interior. These involve a flat surface that automatically moves out and down, with a small ramp that drops to allow the chair to roll easily onto it. Then it raises the chair slowly up and into the vehicle. Many times these are seen installed on special vans and buses. The main consideration with an interior wheelchair lift is to make sure that your vehicle is able to have one installed in it. Each manufacturer will have varying specifications for different models, and you need to check with them to see if your car is compatible.
You can often purchased a used vehicle that has already got a lift installed in it. This can save you a lot of money on installation and purchase of a new one. These lifts allow greater freedom and use of vehicles for those with disabilities. This frees them from having to convert to a manual wheelchair while in public, and provides a safe and hassle free way to travel by car.
They are well worth the investment to buy and install. It is also beneficial for someone of limited mobility who utilizes a scooter, as many aged Americans do. They can travel with their scooter, allowing them greater mobility to travel. Also, due to the weight of the scooters, they are impossible to lift or transport in many types of cars. An external automatic lift can easily transport it without hassle and worry.