Wheelchair Cars Vehicles Shrewsbury

Making sure you have reliable transportation is a great concern for many people and this is exactly the same for wheelchair users, their families and caretakers. Finding a reliable, easy way to get around without spending too much is important for an enjoyable and stress free lifestyle.

By far the best way to travel around is with a wheelchair accessible vehicle or car (also called WAVs for short). A WAV provides a convenient, cost effective way for wheelchair users to travel.

Every wheelchair user is different and each has differing needs based on their lifestyles. One car that’s right for you might not be right for another wheelchair user.

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.

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Ramps and Lifts; Manual and Electric

Next, deciding whether the WAV has a ramp or lift.

A ramp pulls out of the WAV and allows the wheelchair user to push up or be pushed up into the vehicle. Some WAVs have manual ramps that a helper needs to pull out. Others have electric ramps that automatically come out with the push of a button.

Lifts are mini elevators that slowly lower the wheelchair user out of the WAV or lift them up into it. Lifts are best for those who travel alone frequently or have a heavier wheelchair. Also, it’s helpful for those who find themselves living in a hilly, or steeply inclined area.

WAV Dealers in Shrewsbury
The Shrewsbury area is home to a number of dedicated WAV dealers.

Two stand out dealers are Mobility Autos and FMC Dealers. Both have a wide range of WAVs that include used and new vehicles from all the major brands: Kia, Renault, Citroen, Fiat, and Volkswagen.

It’s no wonder because of its population and ideal location in the West Midlands that dealers you wouldn’t find in some areas are located here.

The convenience of our customers is our top priority.
Travel with the best car and feel more confident about yourself.