The world is meant to be explored, but if you’re in a wheelchair, you may feel discouraged to travel.  Whether it’s across the country or to the store, being able to transport from place to place easily is crucial to living a normal life.  Due to this, we offer wheelchair vans so that you can travel without the hassle.  If you’re considering purchasing a wheelchair-accessible van, it’s important to find the van that fits all of your needs.  After you find the perfect disability accessible van, there are ways to customize your van to fit your preference.  Here are some of the features you may want for your van.

#1 Comfort

When you’re choosing your wheelchair van, make sure to pick a van with comfortable seating.  It’s absolutely necessary that you choose a van that has enough room for your wheelchair without being cramped.  If you’re planning on taking long road trips, being cramped in your vehicle may make the ride uncomfortable.  In addition, some seats allow for 180 degrees of swivel room and easy-to-use switch controls.

#2 Safety Features

Now that you chose the wheelchair van that you’re comfortable in, it’s time to add safety features.  One of the great safety features that you can add to your van are steering wheel hand controls.  These hand controls allow you to drive your van by using a lever to operate the brake and the gas pedal.  Another great option is to upgrade your wheelchair tie-downs.  The standard tie-down function well, but they take some time to lock into place because of their four connection points.  The retractable tie downs secure the four connections faster and easier.

#3 Accessibility Options

There are features in your handicap-accessible van that you can upgrade to make your van easier to use.  For example, you will need a ramp to enter your van, so instead of a folding ramp, you can choose to install a sliding in-floor ramp.  You can also choose to have a remote control for your ramp so that you only have to press a button to enter your van.

Rent Your Next Handicap-Accessible Van From Wheelers!

Looking to rent a wheelchair accessible van from Wheelers Van Rentals? If so, click here to view our locations or here to get a quote online. If you have additional questions, please contact our team directly. We look forward to serving you!

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