WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair

Adaptations to help you get in and out

If you're new to driving adaptations you'll find lots of information about them on this page and when you talk to an adaptations installer. We also recommend you visit a Driving Mobility centre to find out which adaptations will best suit your needs.

At a glance

  • Adaptations like swivel chairs, transfer plates and hoists can be fitted to help you access your vehicle

  • You can arrange an adaptations review at a Driving Mobility centre to find out which adaptations best suit your needs

  • Your adaptations installer will be able to tell you if the ones you need are compatible with the make and model you like

  • You can get some adaptations at no extra cost, if you get them when you start your lease

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These help you get in and out of your vehicle, like a swivel seat.

A swivel seat car adaptation

A transfer plate fitted to the side of a vehicle seat

Electric hoists

These physically lift you in and out of the vehicle. They include a permanent mount and three parts that fit together easily.

You may prefer this to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) as it lets you sit in the seat next to the driver.

Swivel seats

These make it easier for you to get in and out of your vehicle. They can be manual or motorised and fitted to either the driver or passenger side.

There are permanent swivel seats and wheelchair swivel seats. They can only be fitted in some vehicles.

Side steps

To help you step up into the driver or passenger seat of a large vehicle safely you might be able to have  a manual or automatic powered side step fitted.

These can be fitted in various positions to most vehicles. They're stored securely under the vehicle when they’re not being used.

Transfer plates

You can have one of these fitted to the side of your vehicle seat to help you get in and out.

This is a smooth surface that you sit on between getting out of your wheelchair and into your vehicle. You then fold the transfer plate away until you're ready to get out.

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Arrange a review

You can see adaptations prices, but we recommend you get advice from an adaptations installer before you decide.

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Speak to an adaptations installer

An installer can talk to you about adaptations and help you choose what’s right for you. They can then recommend which types of vehicle suit the adaptations you need.

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What you’ll get in our worry‑free package

Insurance cover

Advice from an adaptations installer

Installers have the knowledge and skills to recommend the right adaptations for your needs.

Insurance cover

Insurance cover

We’ll arrange this for you. You can add up to three named drivers and can change these at any time.


Servicing and MOT

We’ll cover your regular services and routine repairs, to keep your vehicle running perfectly.

Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover

We’ll give you RAC cover, so you can travel with peace of mind.

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