According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, roughly 3.6 million Americans do not leave their homes because they have a disability limiting their travel. While traveling internationally may not be an option for some people with mobility concerns, you may be able to fix up your car to provide a comfortable ride as you explore the country. A few vehicle modifications are all you need to essentially bring everything you require to function at home on the road.
Attach An Auto Lift
An auto lift is an essential tool for people with mobility concerns and who want to travel. It’s even convenient enough to have if you don’t want to travel, but just want to get out of the house to run errands. The auto lift attaches to your vehicle and provides you with the ability to position your wheelchair or electric scooter on a platform, secure it and then raise it above ground. Depending on the vehicle you have and the interior space available, you may be able to find an auto lift model that puts your mobility device inside the vehicle for you. Otherwise, it can still transport your device safely on the outside of your vehicle. A person with mobility concerns may be able to use the auto lift on their own since it’s easy to operate. Just be sure to have a professional install or attach it to the vehicle so you can have peace of mind knowing it’s secure.
Types Of Auto Lifts Available
Whether you primarily use a wheelchair or an electric scooter, there are plenty of auto lift models available to fit your needs and requirements. Special equipment may be needed for certain vehicles before attaching the auto lift, but the good news is you won’t have to buy a new vehicle simply to install an auto lift in most cases. If you have a small vehicle with no interior space, then an external auto lift may be ideal. You can even purchase durable covers to keep your device protected from the weather elements. Otherwise, making modifications to the inside of your vehicle by removing or replacing seats can help clear some space to safely transport your device inside the vehicle.
Don’t Let Mobility Concerns Stop You From Going
People with mobility concerns often default to not going places for various reasons. Advanced technology and a wide range of equipment available today make traveling much easier for people with mobility concerns, whether you’re traveling to the grocery store or across the state. Explore the options available to you and you may find yourself going out more often, which is great for your physical and mental health.
Next Day Access wants to equip you with the equipment you need to live life as normally as possible. Vehicle accessibility is a big concern among people with mobility limitations, and we have some solutions to help you out. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free assessment and determine what type of auto lift can make your life easier to navigate.