When you start using a wheelchair or mobility scooter, there are more than a few things you need to adjust to. One of the more common struggles people are known to face, for example is where to store their mobility aids when they need to transport them in cars and vans. This is, of course, where a wheelchair hoist can come in handy.

But why might you want to install a wheelchair hoist? What does it actually do, and will it help to make things less of a hassle for you in the long run? Let’s take a quick look at why installing a wheelchair hoist for cars might just be a good option all around for you.

What Does a Wheelchair Hoist Do?

A wheelchair hoist for cars more or less does what it says in the description! These heavy lifting systems help to hoist scooters and wheelchairs, as well as other mobility aids, into the rear of vehicles for storage while on the move.

Wheelchairs can be exceptionally heavy, even when no one is using them. The toughest of wheelchair hoists for cars, for example, may be able to lift up to 200kg! That’s why – instead of risking anyone’s health or risking injury, it makes sense to fit a lifting aid for the support you require.

What are the Benefits of Wheelchair Hoists for Cars?

A wheelchair hoist is not only likely to help you get heavy chairs into your vehicle, but also remarkably easy to use at the touch of a button. Instead of having to exert unnecessary energy and risk straining anything, friends and family can now help to get your wheelchair into the car or van without the need for bending and stretching.

What’s more, when you install a wheelchair hoist for your car, you can expect a bespoke fit. This is only reasonable! Cars, vans, and wheelchairs all come in different shapes, sizes, and weights. That’s why it is always really important to make sure that you supply your hoist installer with as much information as possible before you go ahead and get started. You don’t want to end up wasting time or money!

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A boot hoist for a wheelchair or scooter will help to ensure that your mobility aid carefully lifts in and compacts as much as possible without restricting the rearview mirror. It also means that you can carefully unload at the other end of your journey without potentially damaging the wheelchair, either.

Wheelchair hoists can fit snugly and securely into most cars and will therefore be of huge benefit to millions of motorists.

Finding the Right Fit

If you are worried that you may not be able to find the right wheelchair hoist for cars, don’t be concerned. Reach out to an installation expert, PB Conversions, and set up the perfect, bespoke system to help get your mobility aids in and out with ease. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and a hoist will help you get up and away safer than ever before. 

To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch on 01525 850588 or head over to our contact page for more information. 

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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.