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Motion Specialties provides wheelchair accessible minivans allowing quick vehicle access without the need for complicated seating transfers.
We are an authorized conversion dealer with a local company based out of Chilliwack. This gives us access to a constant stock of pre-converted rear and side entry wheelchair accessible minivans. We can also work with vehicle dealerships to find a new or used minivan for you, and have it converted as well.
Have a question? Try reading our list of frequently asked questions below. To learn more, please contact us about booking a time to view a demonstration vehicle, and see how these conversions can work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A wheelchair conversion is a minivan which has been modified to allow for wheelchair access. You may have seen these kinds of conversions on minivan cabs around town. Individuals enter the vehicle while in their wheelchair by means of either a manual fold-out, or powered retracting ramp. They then remain in their wheelchair, locked safely in place, throughout the ride.
We are able to convert the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Volkswagen Routan, Chrysler Town & Country, and Ford E-350.
There are two methods of locking the wheelchair in place: retractable tie-down restraints that hook onto the chair, or a floor mounted EZ Lock docking system. Both methods have their unique advantages. The docking system is easier to use but wheelchairs require a custom component, whereas the tie-downs are more versatile and will work with most chairs without any modifications to them.
Yes. With the side entry option, a user can enter the vehicle and secure themselves into the driver or front passenger area with an EZ Lock system. Removable seats for these areas can be installed, allowing both wheelchair and non-wheelchair users to drive or sit in the passenger seat when desired.
This depends on the conversion you choose, as well as the vehicle that is being modified. In general, either the rear or middle seating will be lost to make room for the conversion and wheel chair. However, for some vehicle models, if the rear seating is lost there is an option to install a flip-down bench seat.
No. Having a vehicle modified with a wheelchair conversion will not void its warranty. This is because conversion companies work closely with automakers to ensure OEM vehicle integrity is not compromised.
If there are any conversion related repairs or maintenance needed, we will perform them right in our own shops. If you experience a vehicle related issue, you may take your minivan to your local dealership as usual.
Motion Specialties is an authorized vehicle conversion dealer for Sidewinder conversions. Conversions are physically performed by this company in Chilliwack, BC, and are then shipped to one of our office locations for pick-up.
We do not sell the vehicle itself, but we work closely with local dealerships to assist you in purchasing a vehicle with respect to pricing and options. We can help arrange the sale of a new or used minivan for a conversion, sometimes at a discounted rate.
Yes. Please visit our funding page for current information.