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4 Reasons You Need a Compact Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

April 27th, 2021 by

When thinking about wheelchair accessible conversions, the first vehicles that come to mind are usually vans. Large box vans were some of the first vehicles to be converted for wheelchair accessibility. In 1987, Freedom Motors USA founder Anthony van Dillen converted the first minivan for wheelchair accessibility with a lowered floor, the Dodge Grand Caravan. …

Spring Cleaning: 3 Steps You Can Take to Maintain Your Accessible Van

April 21st, 2021 by

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to finally do all the stuff we’ve been putting off for months because it was cold outside. As your DIY projects and deep cleanings commence because of the warmer weather on the way, don’t neglect your wheelchair accessible vehicle.  Just as your garage probably needs to be cleaned…

What is the Best Wheelchair Accessible Van?

March 30th, 2021 by
Pastel Blue Wheelchair Accessible Toyota Sienna

Purchasing a vehicle is a big decision, especially when it comes to wheelchair accessibility. Trying to accommodate wheelchair users as well as ambulatory passengers can be a challenge, and there are so many manufacturers to choose from it can be hard to find a reliable conversion. Freedom Motors USA has been converting vans for wheelchair…

Guide to Wheelchair Ramps in Handicap Converted Vehicles

March 22nd, 2021 by

Handicap accessibility is essential for people who use wheelchairs. They need to be able to enter and exit their home, work, restaurants and stores comfortably. Public places are required to make those accommodations. However, if you or your loved one uses a wheelchair, you need an accessible vehicle to get to the places on your…

Side Entry vs. Rear Entry Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

March 6th, 2021 by
side entry vs rear entry

Wheelchair accessible vehicles give you the freedom you need to get where you need to go. There is a whole list of decisions you need to make before choosing the wheelchair accessible vehicle that works best for you. Choosing between side entry and rear entry is one of the biggest decisions to help you narrow down your…

3 Reasons Why the FMI Traverse Beats the Competition

February 24th, 2021 by
Wheelchair Accessible Black Chevrolet Traverse

Those who are looking for a new accessible vehicle have probably seen the new side-entry Chevrolet Traverse coming to the market soon from BraunAbility. Although it’s a ways off from being available for retail sale and we don’t know when it will be ready to buy, it’s a good time to break-down the differences between…

4 Buick Enclave Features You’ll Love to Have

January 27th, 2021 by
Red Buick enclave front facing exterior with open door on driver side

Even at first glance, the Buick Enclave sets itself apart from its competition. Its sculpted exterior with dark winged headlamps and signature glossy black grille gives it an air of class and elegance that is hard to find in other SUVs.  The Enclave’s sense of style doesn’t stop at the exterior. Inside the vehicle, passengers…

4 Kia Telluride Features You Didn’t Know About

January 20th, 2021 by
rear entry kia telluride with wheelchair accessible ramp

The Kia Telluride is an SUV that comes with a laundry list of standard features. With safety and convenience features like rear-cross traffic alert, parking sensors and smart cruise control coming standard, the Telluride is certainly one of the more premium SUVs on the market. It’s part of what makes the Kia Telluride a great…

Does Insurance Pay for a Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle?

December 21st, 2020 by

If you’re looking for ways to enhance your mobility, you may be wondering about assistance for purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. There are several possibilities for financial help, from insurance to state programs, and it’s important to know what works best. To decide on the best solution for your needs, do your research and make sure you understand all…

How Much Does a New Wheelchair Cost?

November 15th, 2019 by

The average cost of a new wheelchair is between $500 and $1,500, but it really depends upon what kind of wheelchair you’re shopping for. You can find manual wheelchairs priced as low as $100, while the cost of a power wheelchair can be as high as $30,000. Keep in mind that the cost of a…

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