turning seats

There’s an accessible vehicle out there made just for you

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:07pm
If you're getting ready to shop for an accessible vehicle, be prepared to find options, options, options! These myriad possibilities are good news because they mean there’s probably a solution out there for your unique automotive challenge. You’ll first need to answer a few key questions: Will you be driving, or will you be a passenger? Are you able to transfer into a vehicle seat, or do you need...

Rear vs. side entry. Buying online. Buying used. What do you need to know to get maximum benefit for minimum expense?

posted on July 1, 2009 - 3:22pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Good information is the key to saving money and getting the most value for the dollar when making a big-ticket purchase like a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. With that in mind, Quest consulted the experts for answers to some common questions facing consumers. Q: Can’t I just go to the car dealer down the street? Why do I need a certified mobility dealer?
posted on July 1, 2008 - 9:00pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
Sometimes the problem with a vehicle isn’t driving it, but getting in and out. In that case, a turning seat may be a good option. People often would rather keep their SUV or pickup truck instead of getting an adapted van, says T.C. Cole, Access Unlimited’s director of sales and marketing. “This opens up a lot of possibilities that weren’t there before.” A turning seat extends from a vehicle and...

More about … hand controls, turning seats and funding sources

posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:58pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
“Hand Controls Keep You on the Go” and “Turning seats can enhance mobility” show how vehicles can be adapted to help people with muscle weakness continue to drive or get in and out more easily. The resources below tell where to find hand controls and turning seats manufacturers, as well as funding resources that can help lessen the financial burden of paying for it all.

Get evaluated, try before you buy, research low- and high-tech options

posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:02pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4