HOW IS A WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE DIFFERENT?

21st April 2019
Posted by: Lewis Reed

If you’re wondering whether a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle will suit your needs, it’s worth considering how they differ from a standard car.

Though you’ll be seated in your wheelchair, it won’t be fixed the floor in the same way as a car seat so there will be some slight movement and your eyeline will probably be different. Seating arrangements differ in that the converter will usually remove some of the standard seats. Obviously, the layout of a wheelchair accessible vehicle depends on its size, which will inform your choice when deciding on a make and model.

In terms of size, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are usually bigger than a standard car so you need to factor this in when thinking about your usual parking spot, as well as how the ramp or lift with rear or side access will affect the space you have available – and check the headroom for your usual carpark. Most Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles have their floors lowered to increase headroom, so again, it’s worth checking the ground clearance on your usual routes.

Inevitably, a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle offers a different driving experience than your usual vehicle which may take some getting used to. Comfort and confidence are key, and as your converter will have a wealth of experience, it’s always worth making the most of their help to get the ideal Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for you.

Lewis Reed Group, Provider Of High Quality Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

With over 20 years experience producing and selling wheelchair accessible vehicles in the UK, you can be sure that we can offer excellent customer service with a level of knowledge that is completely unrivalled.