Major factors to consider can include:
- Vehicle size (height and overall size for storage)
- Number of doors and door size
- Ramps vs Lifts
- Electric vs manual ramps
- Space for luggage and other passengers
Keep reading to read more about these key factors and how thinking about them can help in choosing the right WAV for you.
WAV Size and Space Inside
The size of the WAV both inside and out will play the biggest role in your decision making process.
Ask yourself, do you have a lot of equipment that needs to be brought with you when travelling?
Do you have a large family or large amount of passengers accompanying you frequently?
Multiple wheelchair users to transport around?
WAVs typically come in small, medium, and large size categories.
Most look like small vans, and increase in size until they look like mini buses.
Larger WAVs allow for a smoother ride inside the car. Also, entry into the vehicle will be easier for any wheelchair user. Height is also an important factor of size. If the wheelchair user is on the tall side while seated or has a larger wheelchair they might be close to touching the roof if the WAV is too small.