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Have you recently purchased a used vehicle? Perhaps, your new automobile doesn’t ride as smoothly as you hoped it would. If you can relate to this scenario, you might need to replace the tires on your new vehicle. When the tires on your car are worn, experiencing a jolting, uncomfortable ride is possible. Besides this inconvenience, riding in a vehicle with old tires can also be dangerous. This may especially be the case when your vehicle is operating at extremely high speeds. On this blog, I hope you will discover the numerous benefits of replacing worn tires sooner rather than later. Enjoy!

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Modifications Needed For A Wheelchair-Friendly Minivan

George Newman

Minivans are not suitable for those who use a wheelchair without first being converted. If you already own a minivan, you may hire a company that will make adjustments to your van in order to make it wheelchair accessible. You may also purchase a minivan that has already had these modifications.

Why Minivans?

A minivan is one of the best options for a handicap vehicle conversion. They have the size needed to fit a wheelchair and are easier to use. The minivan also comes with a fuel economy that surpasses that of larger vans. Minivans also have a lot of utility. They can be used to transport other equipment, such as oxygen tanks.

Necessary Modifications To The Minivan

For the minivan to be suitable for a wheelchair, the floor needs to be lowered so that the wheelchair can safely enter the van. The best time to convert a van is when it is relatively new. It makes little sense to convert a van when it is near the end of its service life when it will eventually be scrapped. Also, there are minimum mechanical and structural requirements for a van that must be converted. An older van is less likely to meet these requirements.

The Ramp

The most important addition to the minivan is a ramp that can be extended to make it easier for a wheelchair to be maneuvered onto the minivan. The ramp needs to be sturdy enough to be able to support the weight of the wheelchair. The ramp is secured to the minivan with eye hooks. The ramp needs to have the width necessary to fit the minivan and must also be wide enough to have space for the wheelchair. 

In addition to the ramp, you will also need a wheelchair tie down. This is to make sure that the wheelchair does not move while the van is in motion. A track is secured to a floor plate. The tie down attaches to the track. The straps are attached to the wheelchair to keep it in place.

Tiedowns

If you have a van that needs to be converted or if you need a van that has already been converted, there are fortunately several companies that specialize in this and that can convert your van. Be sure to mention the type of wheelchair that is used and the dimensions so that the converted minivan will meet the required specifications. 

For more information, contact companies like Lone Star Handicap Vans.


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