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How can I make it easier to get into my car if I use a wheelchair?

Install turning automotive seating, if you use a wheelchair or scooter in your vehicle. The seat, which comes in several models, some utilizing or matching existing seating, can be installed in many types and brands of vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, wagons, crossovers, minivans, pickup trucks and full-size vans. Hand controls allow you to pivot and lower the seat to your level, making transferring easier. A companion lift can pick up your wheelchair and load it in and out of your vehicle; one model even converts into a wheelchair, making the lift unnecessary. Check with your dealer about compatibility with your auto, van or truck.
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