Customer Owned Accessible Vehicle Conversion Types

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When you’re looking for a vehicle that fits all of your accessibility needs, it’s possible that your current vehicle may be suitable for a conversion. Wheelchair van conversion manufacturers like Freedom Motors USA want you to have access to the vehicle that fits your needs, so if you have an existing vehicle, it’s possible that it may be suited to go through a wheelchair van conversion process. Learn all about wheelchair van conversion manufacturers like Freedom Motors USA in Battle Creek, then reach out to us to learn more about customer owned accessible vehicle conversions.


Side Entry Conversion Vehicles

There are different styles of conversion options, specifically side-entry conversion vehicles. One of the more popular conversion types, side-entry vans, or other vehicles usually house ramps that’ll fold out from the bottom or inside of the vehicle. Some benefits to side-entry wheelchair vehicles include:

  • Direct access to the curb for simple pick-up and drop off
  • Many popular models of traditional vehicles are convertible to side-entry

While side-entry wheelchair vehicles have ample conversion model styles, there are considerations to this style of conversion if you choose to see if your vehicle qualifies for it. More interior space is typically required for this style of conversion, which could eliminate some passenger room in the vehicle. Also, side exterior space for the vehicle for the ramp’s deployment would be needed.

Rear Entry Conversion Vehicles

Another style wheelchair van conversion manufacturers like Freedom Motors USA are able to replicate is known as rear-entry conversion. This allows for the wheelchair ramp to deploy from the rear or cargo area of the vehicle. While this style of conversion doesn’t allow for a wheelchair passenger to sit in the passenger or driver’s side of a vehicle, some benefits to this style include:

  • Less modification of the interior typically, allowing for side or middle seats to remain within the vehicle for additional passenger room
  • Side doors don’t have to be blocked if a folding ramp is used

This style also offers the option of opening the vehicle from the rear, allowing for less exterior space than the traditional side-entry vehicle, however, if you’re parallel parking, it can be a challenge for simple entry or exit.

Non-Minivan Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles Offered at Freedom Motors USA

When you think about wheelchair-accessible vehicles, the first that come to mind are minivans. However, Freedom Motors USA offers a robust lineup of non-minivan wheelchair-accessible vehicles like:

Your options aren’t limited to wheelchair vans when you browse through the current side and rear-entry vehicle inventory at Freedom Motors USA!

Rely on Freedom Motors USA for all your Vehicle Conversion Needs

As a trusted wheelchair van conversion manufacturer, Freedom Motors USA wants to work with you on your conversion needs. Reach out to us today to learn more about our wheelchair vehicle conversion process to see if your current vehicle is convertible. Also, take a look at our inventory to see our wheelchair vehicle conversion styles and our current specials to see if upgrading your vehicle is right for you!

Current Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Models

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