Depending on the type of wheelchair you use, it can sometimes be difficult to access cars or other vehicles. This is why, at PB Conversions, we want to provide affordable and efficient mobility adaptations for people with disabilities. One of the best ways to secure a wheelchair user when travelling is with a high-quality restraint system.

In this blog, we will go through a guide on how to best secure a wheelchair in a vehicle. As well as a few safety tips you should keep in mind:


The Best Restraint System for your Requirements

If a wheelchair user is going to travel in your vehicle you need to adapt your car to fit their requirements. Otherwise, they will be at risk of injury. As well as yourself and any other people in the vehicle too.

With the right restraint system, it is a simple process to secure a wheelchair in a vehicle manually. As well as to self-adjust it to make sure you are comfortable. At PB Conversions, our products are Motability accredited and have passed the latest codes of practice. Our friendly and specialist team will be happy to point you in the direction of the right restraint system for you. Just get in touch today!

But what about if you have a car where someone can’t sit in a wheelchair that has been secured? This where we can help as well:


Wheelchair & Person Hoists

Another important aspect of travelling as a wheelchair user is getting into the vehicle you’re using safely and with comfort. This is why we offer a variety of wheelchair hoists to lift wheelchairs into the boot of your vehicle. The type of hoist you need will vary depending on your wheelchair and your vehicle.

A wheelchair hoist fitted correctly will give you an easy and efficient way to lift the wheelchair into your vehicle. The wheelchair hoists are highly adaptable and can be fitted to a range of different vehicles. Our team fit docking devices that also lift the wheelchair into your vehicle for you with ease.

If you or someone you know needs assistance getting into your vehicle, we offer a comfortable hoist that can help. This hoist is a comfortable and safe sling that you use to help the person get inside your vehicle. It works either for the front or back seats.


wheelchair ramp into back of car


Safety Tips

There are many things to keep in mind when travelling in a car with a wheelchair. Some examples are:

  • Ensure all seatbelts are properly fastened.
  • Make sure the wheelchair is of high-quality and crash tested.
  • If you are using a restraint system, ensure you are having followed all the instructions correctly. As well as everything is secure.


Staying Safe on the Road

If we have helped to add adaptations to your vehicle, it is going to be safe for someone with disabilities to travel in. To find out more about how we can help you right now, get in touch today. Give us a call on 01525 850588. Alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on our contact page for more information.


Would you like an assessment?

If you are a disabled driver, or know a disabled driver in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Northamptonshire, please contact PB Conversions for a free no obligation quote to assess what products would benefit you.