Your Premier Choice for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in San Diego, California

Proudly serving Southern California's accessibility community for over 25 years

Your mobility always comes first with Ability Center. Our extensive line of wheelchair accessible vans and driving aids are custom fitted for your needs. With local access to BraunAbility mobility products in Southern California, our mobility specialists are sure to find the right wheelchair vehicle for you–at the right price so you’re secure in every way.

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Our Stores Are Open
To ensure the safety of our customers and associates, Ability Center continues to follow health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC by requiring all employees in our stores to wear a mask. We also require all customers visiting our stores to continue to wear a mask to protect themselves, other customers, and Ability Center employees.

Home Demo Available
Stay safe at home. Whether you’re choosing to stay home due to the coronavirus or if you’re currently without aid, we can bring one of our many wheelchair accessible vehicles right to your driveway. Check the curb appeal from the comfort of your home and have our mobility features explained by an expert technician. Our mobility specialists will work with you to schedule your wheelchair van home demo and test drive at your convenience, for free.

Socially Distant Service Appointments
If you still want or need to have your wheelchair accessible vehicle or mobility equipment serviced, we are here for you any way you need us. Depending on the service needed, we’ll come to you and tackle it right in your driveway. Otherwise, we can pick up and drop off your van for your service appointment, at no additional cost to you.

Buy from home Ability Center

Wheelchair vans and accessible equipment make life easier, but going all over to find and purchase a wheelchair van is anything but easy. That’s why Ability Center is introducing the ability to shop and buy from the comfort of your own home! You get access to local wheelchair van inventory plus new BraunAbility wheelchair accessible vehicles. You can shop at your local Ability Center while taking advantage of our nationwide presence. That means you have access to our entire inventory of wheelchair vans and accessible equipment.

This is a true online shopping experience.

You’ll be able to:

  • Check finance rates
  • Calculate payment options
  • Schedule a home assessment, or get help live!

The power of partnership with BraunAbility, PLUS showroom service…direct to your home. BraunAbility and Ability Center make it easy to buy from home, saving your trips for the fun things!

Highest Quality Wheelchair Vans in the Industry

As a licensed BraunAbility dealer, Ability Center specializes in BraunAbility conversions and vans. We work with the best to provide our customers with the best. It’s our duty to our community.

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Customized Mobility Solutions for Your Specific Needs

There are hundreds of mobility solutions for all levels of mobility challenges. Let our Ability Center mobility consultants help you find your best solution.

  • Accessible side entry, rear loading and full-size Vans, SUVs, and Trucks.
  • Van Rentals and Trade-ins
  • Full Size Van Lifts
  • Driving Aids and Hand Controls
  • Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
  • Scooter and Wheelchair Lifts
  • Indoor and Outdoor Ramps
  • Stair Lifts
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Largest Selection of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in SoCal

Our extensive inventory includes both rear-entry and side-entry vans, vans with lifts, vans with ramps, and other mobility conversions. Let our mobility specialists help find the perfect vehicle for you.

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Additional Funding Options Available: You May Qualify to Save Thousands

Purchasing a new or used wheelchair accessible vehicle is a substantial investment. Lighten the burden with help from Ability Center.

Your mobility specialist will assist you in finding and securing funding for your wheelchair accessible vehicle. We work with BraunAbility Finance, the only mobility manufacturer-based lending partner with a range of specialized financing options specifically for assistive mobility equipment.

Beyond just vehicle purchase, when mobility equipment like scooters or lifts, vehicle service or repair costs aren’t covered by your insurance or you can’t afford the upfront cost of your insurance deductible, BraunAbility Finance gives you the option to pay over time for the deductible or service. Pre-qualify in 60 seconds with no impact to your credit.

Ability Center also offers a trade-in program, which allows you to trade in your current adapted or non-adapted vehicle to us and apply that money towards the down payment on your new wheelchair accessible vehicle.

CALL NOW TO SEE WHAT YOU QUALIFY FOR (858) 541-0552

Putting Safety First For More Than Two Decades

With a variety of new and used wheelchair-adapted vehicles and lifts, BraunAbility can accommodate almost any wheelchair user. Whether you want more room, style, entertainment features or just a great value, one of our BraunAbility handicap-accessible vehicles can provide it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ability Center is your local resource for all things accessibility. Whether you’re looking for new wheelchair vans for sale or wondering what handicap vehicle services we offer, you can find the answers here.

  • Just What Exactly Is An Accessible Minivan?

    Accessible minivans, also known as wheelchair vans or ramp vans, have been remanufactured to offer unparalleled ease of access for wheelchair and scooter users. The floor has been substantially lowered and the van equipped with a lightweight ramp for easy entry and exit. A kneeling system lowers the rear suspension, decreasing the slope of the ramp even further when deployed. Both front seats are removable, enabling wheelchair users to drive or ride in the passenger position.

  • How Much Does A Wheelchair Minivans Cost?

    Ability Center offers several mobility conversions to meet a variety of budgets. We will carefully assess your needs and recommend the right vehicle in your price range.

  • I Already Own A Minivan - Can Ability Center Convert My Van?

    Possibly, but certain conditions must be met. Only certain makes and models can be converted. Additionally, the vehicle must have less than 30,000 miles, and is subject to inspection before the conversion process can begin.

  • Can I Purchase A Minivan At My Car Dealership And Then Have It Converted?

    While this can sometimes work, we recommend contacting us at Ability Center before purchasing a van. If you visit a car dealership first, you risk purchasing a vehicle that cannot be converted because it is the wrong model – or it may be the right model but not equipped with the right options. At Ability Center, we can help guide you through the process, we can even work with your preferred car dealer to ensure you purchase the right equipment. Often, you may find the perfect vehicle sitting at Ability Center already converted and ready for delivery.

  • Can I Simply Add A Ramp To My Existing Van?

    No. The sturdy aluminum ramp is just one aspect of the major remanufacturing required to create a wheelchair van. Teams of skilled technicians work together to produce fully-integrated conversions with lowered floors and reconfigured seating.

  • Can I Put A Wheelchair Lift In My Minivan Instead Of A Ramp?

    Due to the lack of head clearance, a minivan lift is not an application that can be used for an adult. Adults need the extra headroom provided by a fully converted accessible vehicle to ride comfortably and safely. In certain cases, however, a minivan lift can be a good solution for pediatric chair users.

  • What Kind Of Warranty Will I Get?

    Ability Center backs the quality craftsmanship of their minivans with an exclusive Three-Year Limited Warranty – the best the industry has to offer. On top of that, the chassis is covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Where Will I Get Service?

    At Ability Center, we understand the importance of maintenance and service of your accessible vehicle and its specialized equipment and we are committed to providing our customers with the availability of service. Our highly trained and certified service technicians are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service in the vehicle modification industry. All of our locations are also QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), meaning that Ability Center is held to the highest standards in the accessible vehicle industry.

    Whether you are a long-time customer coming in for routine operational maintenance of the equipment you have in your modified vehicle, or a new customer who needs adaptive equipment installed on your vehicle, we will do our best to get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. It doesn’t matter if you bought it from us or elsewhere, at Ability Center we want to make sure that your vehicle is always working for you.

  • How Long Will Repairs Take?

    Buying an accessible van from Ability Center is the best way to assure you will seldom need repairs. If you do, however, we will likely have the necessary replacement parts on hand for a quick turn-around. If not, we can usually get the parts we need the next business day so you can get back on the road right away.

  • How Long Will I Have To Wait To Buy One?

    Ability Center maintains a stock of minivans converted and ready for immediate delivery. You will have a choice of chassis and ramp styles to try out, allowing you to determine which vehicle best meets your needs.

  • What If My Need For A Wheelchair Van Is Temporary?

    Ability Center also rents accessible wheelchair vans for temporary needs.

  • Is There Any Trade-In Value?

    When you are ready for a new vehicle, Ability Center will appraise your old van as a trade-in. Trade-in value is usually very good, but is of course dependant on a number of factors such as vehicle condition and mileage.

“Awesome work, friendly staff. Had a a Bruno Curbside lift installed. Then had it reinstalled in a new vehicle. Professional and informative. No dents or scratches on my new vehicle. Highly recommend.”
Mignon
“Ability center was just amazing. The staff from the front desk to technicians to maintenance were wonderful. Everyone was very knowledgeable and worked with me to get exactly what I needed. Ability center gives freedom back to people with mobility limitations”
Chelsea
“This place understands the fine-tuning of any Mobility ability tool. They're not happy until the client is happy every place should be this good at customer service” - Tamela
Tamela

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4797 Ruffner St,
San Diego, CA 92111

M-F8:00am – 5:00pm
SatBy Appointment Only
(858) 541-0552

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