Wheelchair Cars Glasgow – Ramps vs. Lifts

Wheelchair cars Glasgow wide come in a whole host of makes, models, and sizes, giving you plenty to think about when choosing the right one for you. One key decision you will need to make is whether to go for a ramp or a lift. Read on for a helping hand.

Wheelchair users have the ability to lease a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) under the Motability Scotland Scheme, while used WAVs are also available to buy for those who are not eligible for the scheme. Before choosing a vehicle, you need to decide between a ramp and a lift. Most people have a tendency to go for a ramp. Ramps are always fitted to small WAVS and most medium WAVs. Automatic ramps are available at an added cost, but the majority of people choose to have a ramp that is manually operated by their carer who will unfold the ramp at the back of the vehicle and then fold it up again. These ramps can be raised or lowered with ease, as they are spring loaded. When deciding between a ramp or a lift, the main thing you need to consider is whether your carer will find it easy use the ramp and push you into the vehicle, if required. If they will not be able to do this with ease, a lift should be considered. Lifts are available on large WAVs and can be fitted onto medium sized WAVs as well. They are more expensive. Finally, don’t forget to think about where the lift or ramp will be placed, as this is also important.

If you are looking for wheelchair or mobility cars Glasgow wide, Gleneagles Conversions can assist. Check out the range of mobility cars Glasgow based we have available at http://gleneaglesconversions.co.uk/. If you have any questions, call us on 01334 657722, or send an email to info@gleneaglesconversions.co.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.