Wheelchair van conversion modifications are extremely common. Not only are these conversions common but they are also relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things. A number of different types of vans can be converted to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters of varying shapes and sizes. If you have a full-size van, mini van or conversion van, adaptations can be made to your vehicle.
Type of Modifications
The first thing to consider is the type of modification you are looking for. Do you want to modify the rear, side or driver’s seat? Rear modifications will make it easier to load a wheelchair into the back of a van. Side modifications provide access from the side of a vehicle. If you currently use a wheelchair and would like to drive, driver’s side modifications can be easily made as well.
Typically, side modifications cost more than rear modifications, since changes to the side of the van are more labor intensive. Wheelchair van conversion prices range from $10,000 to more than $20,000 depending on what you want to do, the type of technology you are seeking and the type of vehicle you currently have. The best way to price changes to your van is to shop around and compare prices. Like anything else, price comparisons are the way to go.
Time and Company Selection
A simple Google search will bring up many companies that specialize in a wheelchair van conversion. Make sure to choose a company that comes with a good reputation, has been in business for a while and offers reliable equipment. Ask to see some samples of modifications available, ask for referrals, and choose the modification that makes the most sense to you.
Wheelchair van conversions may seem expensive at the start, but these conversions will last for many years to come. In addition, simple conversions to your current vehicle will make your life a lot simpler. Enjoy complete freedom and ease with the right conversions for your van.