Ramps v. Lifts: Which One is Right for Your Mobility Vehicle?

There are a wide variety of available options when it comes to choosing the right mobility solutions for your wheelchair accessible vehicle, but with the help of our local NMEDA dealers, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists and informative blog posts, we hope to ease the decision making process. One of the most difficult decisions is whether to choose a ramp or a lift to guarantee safe entry into your mobility vehicle. Both options can get you safely in and out of a new or used wheelchair van, but really the decision is a matter of budget and personal preference.

Choosing a Wheelchair Ramp

There are three main options when it comes to choosing a ramp for access into your accessible van: portable, motorized, or manual. One overall benefit of choosing a ramp is if you have, or are purchasing, an accessible van with a ramp they tend to be much less expensive, take up less space and are more fuel-efficient compared to a full-size van that is used for most lifts. Portable ramps are some of the least expensive and easiest to install. These ramps have the ability to be used with multiple vehicles, and be removed whenever they are not a necessity. [...]

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