Scooters and wheelchairs increase mobility for the physically impaired. To further improve your ability to move from one place to another, you may want to get a vehicle lift to more easily enter a car. However, it can be difficult to know where to start with the many models available today. Below are a few factors you should look for to ensure that you’re getting the best lift for your needs.
Buying a Vehicle Lift? Look for These 3 Factors
1. Size & Fit
The mobility device you’re using now may not be the same one you have in a few years. Consider the size of the scooter or wheelchair a potential vehicle lift could fit. While you need it to raise your current movement device, keep in mind that you may have a larger one in the future.
Different vehicle lifts have varying warranties. Some will replace parts if they are faulty within a certain period. Others cover only the suspension system or the mechanics from the original manufacturers. Look into extended warranties offered by dealerships to better cover the lift and your vehicle in case of issues.
3. Entry Options
If you’re buying a lift for your current car, decide whether a rear-entry or side-entry lift is best. This choice depends on where you want to sit in the vehicle. Rear-entry lifts situate wheelchair passengers in the back of the car, while side-entry lifts place you in the passenger or driver seat. Additionally, take the make and model of your vehicle into account, as some lifts are better suited for certain door systems.
You deserve the freedom to drive or ride wherever you need. To purchase a vehicle lift of your own, call Tri-State Mobility in Ashland, KY, at (606) 329-1344. Visit the website to browse their products and learn more about their services, including in-home modifications, tuneups on powerchairs and scooters, and installation and maintenance of lifts.