For the mobility-challenged, the scope of life and activities can slowly begin to shrink. As mobility decreases, so does one’s ability to go places and do things because no matter how hard we try, some places are difficult or impossible to make easily accessible. There is no better feeling in the world than getting that new powerchair or scooter and suddenly seeing your horizon zoom back out. Going places and doing things suddenly becomes possible again, and life resumes its status as a participation sport. Until, that is, you need to take that powerchair or scooter somewhere farther than it can be reasonably or easily driven on its own. That’s where vehicle accessibility and safety comes in.
Vehicle lifts make getting into and out of your vehicle a cinch. Vehicle lifts also vastly increase safety by reducing the risk of falls, or even worse, spills involving your scooter or powerchair. In fact, according to this 2012 study in the American Journal of Public Health, falls and transportation are the two leading causes of injury to disabled people. Clearly, both the ability to enter and exit your vehicle safely and the ability to also operate it safely are both important and a vital part of reclaiming your life.
The first step to getting a vehicle lift is identifying what type of vehicle lift and valet seating are right for you. What’s the difference between valet seating and vehicle lifts? Easy! Valet seating is designed to get you safely into and out of your vehicle, while vehicle lifts are designed to do the same for your scooter or powerchair. While valet seating is pretty straightforward, the types and actions of vehicle lifts can range widely, but mostly involve variants on a few basic types. Valet Seats are car seats that replace your existing car seats and generally work by turning, then extending out and lowering you safely. Bruno Valet Seats do not require structural modification to your vehicle and can be removed and reinstalled in your next vehicle, which will save you money and will not affect your vehicle’s resale value. Vehicle Lifts are designed to lift and lower your wheelchair safely into and out of your vehicle. Some vehicle lifts can be operated with you in your chair, while others require the chair to be empty. At Pacific Mobility, we offer over 20 different types of Bruno Vehicle Lifts that range from simple modular winching systems to fully lifting platforms. With a range of products like this, we are sure to have the right vehicle lift for you.
Here at Pacific Mobility, we consider the safety and comfort of our customers a top priority. That’s why this month, March 2013, we are offering our customers a special deal: Purchase any Bruno vehicle lift or valet seating with installation and receive $150 off labor! That’s right, our factory-trained and certified installation techs will safely and quickly install your new Bruno vehicle lift or valet seating and you will receive $150 off their labor. This offer is only good through March 31st, so be sure to call or come in today so our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff can help you select the Bruno vehicle lift or valet seating that’s right for you, your vehicle, and your scooter and powerchair. Come in today and see the difference that being locally- and family-owned and operated can make for you and your buying experience.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)