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Thinking About A Mobility Seat For Your Vehicle? 5-Items To Consider Before Your Buy!

Lady sitting in turny evo mobility seat in a van and image of handicap transfer seat installed in a van

Before You Buy A Mobility Seat for Your Car, Truck, Van or SUV - Consider these 5-Items

  1. Person Who Needs It: Similar to wheelchair options, it’s equality important to consider the person’s vehicle seating needs and how the product can best assist. Is it for a child or adult? What seat placement position in the vehicle makes the most sense for the mobility seat?  If for a driver, what control settings or customized control buttons are available?  If for a child or someone who needs assistance, what options might a caregiver need in getting the person into position.  
  2. Usage: It’s best to have a plan for usage.  Is this something to be utilized once or twice a day, or less frequent? Is it for the person driving or passenger?  Talk to your Mobility Consultant or Lift Specialist about your desired goals to accomplish the best mobility transportation option available.
  3. Cost: The cost of these products can vary according to mobility seat type and the vehicle it will be going into. You will also want to make sure to have a certified NMEDA dealer install your product.  This insures it meets all highway and load capacity ratings.  Also, you have the peace of mind it was installed by a seating professional and avoid potential costly mistakes down the road.
  4. Fit and Comfort: This seat will be an investment in your mobility.  It’s important to make sure the mobility seat gives you the ride you expect and need, including accounting for any health-related seating reasons. Some manufacturers require an aftermarket seat to be used for the application. You can often get the aftermarket seat to match in color. You can also upgrade the aftermarket seat to have leather, include heat and/or armrests if desired.  Want to keep your OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) seat? There are some applications available where you can keep the design and comfort of your OEM seat. When possible, try out the seat or comparable product.
  5. What Does this Product Accomplish? Is a mobility seat the best solution long term or short term solution or both?  You’ll want to take into account the injury or illness and if there is any ongoing progression.  This solution might work at the moment, but not long term.  Have a plan in place for this investment. 

Here are a Few Videos of Available Mobility Seating Products

Announcing New BraunAbility Turny Evo® OEM Mobility Seating

Announcing New BraunAbility Turny Evo® OEM Mobility Seating

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Turny EvoⓇ OEM Seat Applications

Have you been asking for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) seat option for the Turny Evo seat? Well coincidentally, so have we! And thankfully, BraunAbility has listened to us both!

So what exactly does this mean? This means that we are delighted to offer our customers the option to retain your vehicle’s OEM seat. This allows you to not only match your vehicle’s interior, but also the original seat’s comfort. Not to mention that depending on the vehicle and available options, select OEM seat functions are retained, such as power reclining and heated seat. 

In some instances, the aftermarket seat (or Comfort Seat), might be a better option for some. Some questions that you might want to ask to decide for yourself include:

  • Will altering the OEM seat impact my vehicle’s resale value? If so, how important is that to me?
  • Typically, the OEM seat requires an additional 2.5 – 3 hours of installation time, will there be additional costs involved?
  • How many armrests do I prefer? If I need up to two armrests to assist with transfers, the aftermarket seat may be a better fit for me.
  • How much space do I need relative to the type of seat application I have? Some OEM seats are too large and are unable to rotate out of the vehicle. The aftermarket seat provides more space for vehicles whose application is considered tight.

 Safety & Affordability

Safety and cost are two factors that will not limit your decision between the two, because they are identical. The Turny Evo with the OEM seat application and the aftermarket seat option both meet the same testing and safety requirements. Both seats also cost the same. If you are wondering why the OEM seat option isn’t cheaper, it is because there are extra costs associated with the OEM seat mounting kit, such as additional brackets and a cable/harness. The OEM seat development time is significantly longer as well.

 We are now taking orders for the following OEM seat applications:

  • 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCrew (front right)
  • 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCab (front right)
  • 2017+ Chrysler Pacifica (mid-row position)
  • 2008 – 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan (front right and mid-row position)
  • 2008 – 2016 Chrysler Town & Country (front right and mid-row position)

Coming Soon!

  • 2015+ Ford F150 (front left)
  • 2018+ Ford Expedition (front left and front right)

Braun is continuously testing the OEM seat option on other vehicles as well, so please check in with one of our mobility consultants for the most current list of vehicles and applications!

Still not sure which one is right for you? Call us at any one of our locations and receive expert guidance from one of our compassionate mobility specialists today!

Handicap Van Options Make Transit Easy

Handicap Van Options Make Transit Easy

4 images of Harmar & Bruno Power scooter and wheelchair lifts and carriers

What Can These Options Do For You?

New or used handicap vans are the main means of transportation for people with disabilities. They can compensate for most disabilities while providing comfort with the available options. Depending on your disability, you can choose which options would best fit your needs.

Here’s a list of customized options. These options will make commuting easier and more comfortable for you and your family.

The Options:

The main options for additional handicap van equipment include; Bruno Valet, portable ramps, hand controls, driving aids, lifts, jump seats, wheelchair tie-downs, transfer seats and platform carriers. Here’s a description of each:

Driving Aids: Driving aids include pedal extensions, wheelchair pulleys and sensors to help drivers maneuver safely.
BraunAbility Turny Evo: A Turny Evo seat allows someone with limited mobility to get in and out of their vehicle with very little effort and strain.
Lifts and Scooter Carriers: Lifts and mobility scooter carriers are probably one of the most useful options for a handicap vans and other accessible vehicles. Lifts and platform carriers for a van can be mounted internally or externally. They can lift a person in a wheelchair in and out of the car or store a mobility scooter during a commute.
Wheelchair Tie Downs: wheelchair tie-downs can be installed into the floor of a handicap van to secure wheelchairs during transit.
Hand Controls: In the instance of someone who has limited or no use of their legs, that person can have hand controls installed into their steering column so they can operate their vehicle.
Transfer Seats: A transfer seat works just like a lift and platform carrier. It can lift a wheelchair into a handicap van.

Understanding all of these options will make customizing your handicap van an easier process.