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Make your Vehicle Accessible with a Vehicle Wheelchair Lift

Posted July 1, 2013
Wheelchairs are designed to help people who can't walk well or at all get around on their own. However, when it comes to traveling by vehicle, they need to have their wheelchair with them when they reach their destination. Unless someone has a small manual wheelchair that folds small enough to fit in the back of a car, truck, van or SUV, a typical vehicle won't work well, unless you install a vehicle wheelchair lift.
Fit Virtually Any Vehicle
Wheelchair lifts are available to fit just about any vehicle on the market. Large vehicles, such as trucks, vans and SUVs can accommodate lifts either inside or outside the vehicle, depending on your preferences. Cars can typically only use outside lifts. In either case, it is important to talk to the professionals about which type will work best for your particular vehicle, as well as your individual circumstances.
Secure Your Wheelchair
With the use of a vehicle wheelchair lift, you are able to secure the chair to the vehicle. Even if you are able to get your chair into a vehicle without a lift, it is left to roll around as you drive. While some people are able to create their own ways of securing the chair in place, many others simply allow it to roll around, which can be unsafe and damage the wheelchair or your vehicle. It is always best to properly secure your chair with a chair lift.
Choosing the Right Lift
In addition to choosing whether you would like an inside or outside lift and finding one that fits your particular vehicle, you need to consider the type of chair you have. Some lifts are only capable of handling a manual wheelchair, while others are ideal for power chairs and the various types of mobility scooters that are available. 
Most vehicles are not handicap accessible. This means you need to make alterations to the vehicle so you can carry your wheelchair wherever you go. With the right vehicle wheelchair lifts, you can easily store your chair on or in your vehicle and secure it to protect it and your vehicle.
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