Wheelchair Van Buyer's Guide
AutoAbility is committed to making sure our customers are the best informed in the industry. We created a buyer's guide with specifications of our vehicles, frequently asked questions, and safety information about every wheelchair van we produce. We have also included links to NHTSA's guide to purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please fill out the form to the left. We will respond within 24 hours, usually faster!
What is a rear-entry wheelchair van?
A rear entry wheelchair van is a vehicle where the rear bumper and floor have been modified to allow ease of access for wheelchair users through the rear of the vehicle. This allows wheelchair users to easily enter and exit the vehicle safely, from virtually any parking spot. Wheelchair tie-downs and restraints are included with each conversion.
What vans can AutoAbility convert?
We can convert the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna, and the Volkswagen Routan!
You can buy our vans from any AutoAbility certified dealer. Call us at 888.592.5995, or fill out the form to the left of this page. If there is not a dealer in your area we will sell to you direct!
Do you sell used already converted wheelchair vans?
Yes! We stock pre-owned vehicles that have new conversions and we also take previously converted mini vans in on trade. These vehicles are not placed in our inventory until they undergo a series of rigorous safety, mechanical and cosmetic inspections. You can buy with confidence knowing you are purchasing a safe, dependable and appealing product!
How wide is the ramp?
The Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen offerings come standard with a 34" wide ramp that has 4" side rails. Our Toyota vans are equipped with a 31" wide ramp with 2" side rails.
Will you convert a used van that someone brings you?
Of course! Call Mike Le Clear today at 888.592-5995 x15 for more information!
Quite the contrary. Each AutoAbility wheelchair conversion is constructed with an ultra-strong metal alloy shell on a steel frame. This configuration provides a combination of strength and light weight economical features, which results in less maintenance and longer vehicle life. These lightweight alloys put less stress on the vehicle which gives AutoAbility vehicles their famous durability and longevity. View our Crash Test Information Page for more information