Cars For Wheelchairs – The Main Benefits Of Having A Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle
Cars for wheelchairs can transform the lives of disabled wheelchair users. They bring a lot of convenience, independence and comfort to users. But beyond this, there are some very specific benefits that getting your own adapted vehicle brings. If you are still on the fence about buying your own vehicle read on to see three great upsides in owning one.
The first and most obvious benefit is that overnight you will become more mobile and be in less pain and discomfort when getting from A to B. Mobility vehicles with ramps and lifts, as well as space for a wheelchair remove the pain that can come from moving out of your wheelchair and into a car seat. Moving between seats can be very painful for some wheelchair users and adapted vehicles remove this completely. This is perhaps the most important benefit to many wheelchair users.
Secondly wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) are timesavers. Not only as they less painful to use, but often they are also a much faster way of getting around, especially in more rural areas. You are no longer reliant on public transport and can accompany carers or family members on shopping trips. This in itself enables you to have more choice and greater independence. The benefits are not only for the wheelchair user however. The final reason to consider a WAV is that it reduces the risk of injury to your career or family members. They no longer have to lift, or support you physically when transitioning into a vehicle. The lift or ramp takes away much of the strain of this and makes outings more enjoyable for everyone.
At Automotive Group we understand the importance of cars for wheelchairs.