A wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is a vehicle which has been permanently adapted to allow a wheelchair user to safely enter, travel securely, and exit the vehicle safely without leaving their wheelchair at any time.
Trying to find suitable vehicles with wheelchair access at what is usually a stressful time will be time-consuming and frustrating. This page is designed to give you some basic knowledge, and then our team of specialists will use their expertise to advise and help you towards the best WAV’s for your individual needs.
How each lift or ramp operates, its position on the WAV, widths, entry headroom and internal dimensions, and ramp gradients are all critical factors when seeking the right mobility vehicles for your needs. All these criteria will require our friendly help and expertise, and we will quickly narrow down the field with you. We strongly recommend that you don’t make any firm decisions about which WAVs will work best for you without asking us for our advice. Our friendly, knowledgeable team allows us to ensure all our customers meet the best WAVs to suit their budgets, needs, and preferences.
Not all positions shown above are available in great numbers, nor will some of them be at all practical for you. Entry and internal heights, widths and different wheelchairs will influence what will work effectively for your individual circumstances. Different conversions of the same vehicle have quite different internal characteristics; very often, all WAVs look similar. Elimination is the best way to find the most suitable WAV, so when you are ready, please contact us, and we will quickly be able to focus on the most suitable WAVs for your needs.
These WAVs are not to show you what will work but simply to give you an idea of what to expect. Some are more common than others, many were produced in small numbers, or the manufacturer changed the model so they couldn’t be converted any longer.
Some earlier models are still iconic, long lasting and dutiful today. Others were produced in large numbers but won’t necessarily work for you at all. Our advice is to try not to get hung up on a specific make or model before you have sought advice from us. Our knowledge covers all available worthy conversions and vehicles. We will save you a great deal of time and stress.
Knowing the basics about such an important, costly and quite possibly unfamiliar product is key to ensuring you go forward with confidence. Our friendly expertise is available to assist you towards your first or next suitable WAV. We are here to help.