If you like taking your wheelchair with you whenever you travel by car, consider investing in a wheelchair lift. A wheelchair lift is a type of vehicle lift thatraises and lowers allowing a wheelchair user to safely enter and exit a vehicle.
There are several benefits of wheelchair lifts. They help wheelchair users get into cars conveniently and reduce the risk of falls. Some popular types of wheelchair lifts include vertical platform wheelchair lifts, hitch-mounted lifts, and hybrid lifts.
Here are some things to consider when selecting a wheelchair lift.
➢Features: Make sure the wheelchair vehicle lift you are considering has a non-skid platform, a compact base, and an adjustable arm.
➢Length of the Platform: Make sure the platform of the wheelchair lift you are considering is long and wide enough to accommodate your wheelchair.
➢Load Capacity: Check the maximum amount of weight the wheelchair lift can support to determine if it is the right fit.
➢Wheelchair Lift Price: When calculating the total cost of your wheelchair lift, be sure to take maintenance and repair costs into account.
➢Safety Features: Some safety features to look for when choosing a wheelchair lift include a non-skid platform and lift safety interlock arms that prevent the operation of the lift in unsafe conditions.
Tips to Follow When Using a Wheelchair Lift
➢Always strap in. Make sure all straps and belts are securely tightened.
➢Follow safety instructions in your manual.
➢Take your time board cautiously.
Make Regular Maintenance a Priority
Wheelchair lifts need ongoing care and maintenance. Regular maintenance addresses current issues and prevents potential future problems. Have a professional maintain your wheelchair lift at intervals recommended by the manufacturer. During a maintenance session, the professional checks different wheelchair lift parts for signs of damage. They tighten loose parts, repair or replace the damaged ones, and make sure that all parts are working properly.
Mobility Masters is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of people with mobility impairments. We offer a range of vehicle lifts and other mobility equipment. Our products tick all the right boxes for users. Need help choosing the right mobility solution? Call (800) 936-7006.