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A Comprehensive Guide to Handicap Parking

March 26th, 2022 by
A wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna outdoors with the ramp deployed.

Everyone deserves to enjoy the best possible quality of life available to them. For the 18+ million Americans living with mobility issues, this means being able to access the same places anyone else can — including hospitals, retail establishments, restaurants, and other facilities. Handicap parking is one of the greatest barriers to accessibility, and contributes…

2022 Paralympic Winter Games: Big Wins for China, Ukraine

March 22nd, 2022 by
A skier takes the slopes in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.

The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games came to a close March 13 after nine days of competition, with 78 events in total. China took home the most medals, with 61 overall; 18 gold medals, 20 silver and 23 bronze. China’s Paralympics ice hockey team scored a bronze medal, the team’s first medal in its five year…

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These 2 Wheelchair Vans Are Great for Dealers and Fleets

March 15th, 2022 by
chrysler pacifica blue natatorium

Commercial fleets face a unique challenge in that they need reliable vehicles, but some models can be cost prohibitive. This is especially true for those in need of wheelchair accessible vehicles for their commercial fleet, as there are less eligible models available. In recent years, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the non-hybrid Toyota Sienna have…

Can You Make an SUV Wheelchair Accessible?

March 5th, 2022 by

If you or someone you love suddenly needs a wheelchair to get around, the way you go about your daily routine will undergo some changes. One of those changes will be your vehicle. You will need a vehicle that will accommodate you and your needs. And you’ll be interested to know that Freedom Motors can help you…

8 Wheelchair Vehicles You Won’t Find at LA Abilities Expo

March 3rd, 2022 by
A Freedom Motors Kia Telluride wheelchair conversion with the ramp deployed.

The Los Angeles Abilities Expo is an annual event that showcases the newest developments and products aimed at making the world more accessible. Freedom Motors USA will not be able to attend the 2022 conference, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a look at the cutting-edge developments that are being brought to the mobility…

Why Freedom Motors Was the Right Choice for This Family

February 23rd, 2022 by
A family with their new Freedom Motors handicap accessible vehicle.

Ron and Melissa Ralston needed a new wheelchair accessible vehicle for their daughter, but they didn’t want just another minivan.  Their 15-year-old daughter Vivian was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, CDKL5, when she was only two. The disorder is so rare there were only about 500 diagnosed cases worldwide when Vivian was diagnosed. “The…

3 Reasons Why Freedom Motors Keeps It OEM (And Why That’s Important)

February 18th, 2022 by
White wheelchair accessible 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid from Freedom Motors USA

Handicap Vehicles For Sale undergo extensive modifications to accommodate wheelchair passengers. Often, large parts of the vehicle are cut out and repurposed or replaced. At Freedom Motors USA, we strive to keep our vehicles as close to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer, like Chevrolet or Kia) specifications as possible. While some accessible vehicle manufacturers make…

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Why the Wheelchair Ramp on Your Vehicle is Too Narrow

February 11th, 2022 by
Kia Sorento Red Rear Entry Wheelchair Senior Living

Not all wheelchair ramps are created equal.  Between choosing a rear-entry or side-entry ramp, and then choosing manual or automatic operation, there are lots of options available.  But there’s another option to consider that you may not know about: ramp width. The width of your conversion’s ramp is dependent on which vehicle you have and…

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We Love this WAV for Wheelchair Drivers

February 1st, 2022 by
Orange Kia Soul Rear Entry Wheelchair

For wheelchair users who want a more independent lifestyle, it can be hard to find a handicap vehicle for sale they can drive. Many handicap vehicles are configured in a way that puts wheelchair users as passengers toward the rear of the vehicle. Thankfully, options like power transfer seats and automatic ramps have made it…

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Handicap Wheelchair Vehicle

January 25th, 2022 by
rear or side entry handicap vehicles

Just like any other vehicle, choosing a Handicap Vehicles For Sale to purchase is a huge decision. All the factors that go into choosing a vehicle must be taken into account, as well as the accessibility features that are available on handicap vans and SUVs. While it’s impossible to prescribe which accessible vehicle options are…

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