Hoists are designed to assist with the lifting of scooters and powerchairs in and out of a vehicle, allowing easy transport.
They are a great option for those who are unable to lift their mobility aid into their car, either because of their disability or the weight of the scooter/powerchair.
Generally, hoists are quick and easy to use – some models take just 60 seconds to lift and load.
There are also models such as Autochair’s Smart Lifter that can carry up to 200kg (31 stone 6lbs).
Our partner: Autochair
We’ve partnered with Autochair, one of the UK’s leading hoist fitters. We chose to partner with Autochair as they share a lot of our own values. They will offer a no obligation and no pressure-sell quote at a UK address of your choice. Here, they’ll assess your car and mobility aid, before producing a written quote.
If you choose to proceed, Autochair will come to you to fit it – so you’re not left without your car.
Plus, Autochair’s engineers never ‘drill holes’ into any car – they make use of the holes produced during the car’s manufacturing process, meaning that you can remove the hoist with no evidence of it’s existence, if required!
Fitting a hoist in your car boot:
Each vehicle adaptation is tailored to the individual, car and mobility, so every installation is different. Autochair have over 300 vehicle specific installation kits, and their engineers keep up-to-date of the latest changes in vehicle design.
As long as the size of your car boot can accommodate your scooter or powerchair, the fitters will do the rest.
In most cases, Autochair can fit your adaptation within a couple of hours.
How much does it cost?
The price of a car hoist is subject to a range of variables. For more information, call Autochair’s specialist team on 0800 009 2420.
There is a 12-month manufacturer’s guarantee on Autochair’s products. If you are buying through the Motability Scheme, the guarantee is three years.
If you are concerned about your vehicle warranty, we recommend contacting your vehicle dealership who will be able to clarify this for you.
3 simple steps to take:
- Discuss your requirements with Autochair on 0800 009 2420.
- Get your free, no obligation home demonstration booked in. The qualified and friendly
fitters can come to your home at a time that suits you best, wherever you are in the UK.
- Have your adaptations fitted. Autochair’s aim is to deliver your order within 7-10 days and install your adaptation within two hours.