A wheelchair hoist is designed for either the driver or passenger to lift the scooter or wheelchair out of the boot with ease as they can weigh a fair amount. We truly think that driving with adaptions can make a huge difference to a person’s lifestyle and will allow them to still have freedom and independence where it wouldn’t have been possible without any adaptions. We believe that the safest and easiest way to get a wheelchair or mobility scooter into the boot of your car is with the boot storage system it makes it a lot easier to be able to get the wheelchair or scooter from the boot to the ground or vice versa. Some of the reasons for installing hoist and stowage systems are below.

It gives more independence

Getting a wheelchair into a car is easy for some people. If you have some strength and the right car for example not too high to lift up into the boot. Then it will be a lot easier for you or a passenger to get a wheelchair into a vehicle without injuring yourself or them. Due to the weight limit, some hoists do have it depends on what type would be suitable. There are 2 main types one with an arm that you manually move or with a remote that automatically lifts the wheelchair or scooter up for you. It can be difficult to get out and about if the wheelchair or scooter is too heavy for your passenger to lift, therefore, a hoist can bring back your freedom back tremendously. 


When accessibility is guaranteed, then convenience automatically follows cue. With a powered wheelchair hoist that moves on just by pressing a button, this will be so much more convenient as you or your passengers won’t have to do any of the heavy lifting and possibly cause yourself an injury.


As mentioned previously, wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be on the heavy side and it can be very difficult putting them into your vehicle without any assistance, a hoist makes it much easier for your passenger to put the wheelchair or mobility scooter into the vehicle safely.

Boot wheelchair hoist


Wheelchair hoists won’t change the appearance of your vehicle at all, in fact, no one will even be able to tell that you have one installed into your vehicle.

Depending on what type of wheelchair or mobility scooter you have it can determine the type of wheelchair lift hoist that would be best for you there is either a 4-way hoist or a 2-way hoist. The 4-way hoist is more suitable for transporting heavier and larger wheelchairs into the boot, whereas the 2-way is a lot better for getting the smaller more lightweight wheelchairs or scooters into the vehicle.

We hope that this has helped you understand the benefits and reasons why you should install a wheelchair hoist into your vehicle. If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01525 850 588 or alternatively head over to our contact page and fill in our online enquiry form. 

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