When you purchase a wheelchair van, you will no longer have to struggle to get from place to place because car manufacturers are not thinking about your needs. You will have your own car that is perfectly suited to you and your needs so that getting around your town will be easier than it has ever been before. The technology that is in a wheelchair van will make it easier for you to enter and leave your vehicle. It will also allow you to drive the vehicle on your own so that you will not have to depend on other people.
First of all, a wheelchair van will help you get in and out of your vehicle because it will come equipped with ramps or, even better, lifts. Many wheelchair vans have fully automatic lifts that are incredibly easy to use. To use an automatic lift, all you need to do is move yourself and your wheelchair on to a platform and press a button. You and your wheelchair will both be lifted into your wheelchair van with ease. You can also purchase less expensive manual lifts that require a bit more work on your part or ramps. Ramps are the cheapest option and do not require as much installation.
Once you have chosen the lift or ramp that you would like in your wheelchair accessible van, you can then start thinking about whether or not you want to have the ability to drive the vehicle. You will be able to drive with the use of car hand controls. Instead of having to use your legs and feet to drive your car, car hand controls make it so that you can use your hands to operate the accelerator and the brake.