As a mobility device user, one of your main concerns may be how to transport your wheelchair or scooter. With a vehicle lift, traveling with your mobility device can make the journey easier. Vehicle lifts are designed to safely transport an electric wheelchair, scooter, or manual wheelchair on or in your vehicle. At Next Day Access, we feature a variety of vehicle lifts that can accommodate your car, truck, etc. Here are some things to consider when purchasing a vehicle lift:
Types of Vehicle Lifts
The most common types of lifts are inside, outside, or hybrid.
- Inside lifts are mounted in the vehicle’s cargo area with a hoist mechanism that swings outside the vehicle to load and lift the mobility device into the vehicle.
- Outside lifts attach to the vehicle with a hitch and consists of an actuator and platform, which secures and carries the mobility device on the back of the vehicle.
- Hybrid Lifts are mounted in the vehicle’s cargo area. These are designed to move out and down so the mobility device can load onto the platform on the ground. It is then lifted automatically into the vehicle for transport.
Vehicle Lift Compatibility
Before choosing the lift for your wheelchair or mobility scooter, it’s important to know your vehicle’s make and model. While you can buy a lift for just about any type of vehicle, it’s not a one-size-fits-all type of purchase. Knowing the make and model of your mobility device will help determine which lift will work.
Weight Capacity Considerations
It’s essential to know the weight of your mobility device, when looking for a vehicle lift. Your accessibility expert can help you choose a lift that will handle the weight of your device.
There are many things to consider when choosing a vehicle lift. At Next Day Access, our accessibility experts can work with you to provide the most appropriate lift for your vehicle. When you share with our experts your specific needs, they will ensure that you get the perfect vehicle lift. Contact us today for a free in-home safety evaluation.