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Lifts and Platform Carriers for Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Power Chairs

AMS Vans, Inc. offers several lifts and platform carriers to travel safely with a wheelchair, power chair or mobility scooter. Interior and exterior lift styles vary according to your vehicle type. Installing a lift or platform carrier can benefit those with some ambulatory capabilities, and be an economical, safe choice for storing mobility equipment. We install wheelchair lifts and platform carriers at our Tucker, Georgia wheelchair van dealership, just 10 minutes north of downtown Atlanta.

Harmar Universal Outside Platform Lift Model AL500
The Harmar AL500 universal lift is the most popular outside platform lift of its kind. This premium lift is compatible with most powerchairs.

$1,850.00
*Price does not include installation
Harmar 2-Axis Inside Lift Model AL425
Able to lift up to 400 lbs, the Harmar AL425 can be used for the largest powerchairs, scooters, or wheelchairs when traveling.

$2,499.00
*Price does not include installation
Harmar 2-Axis Light Inside Lift Model AL225
This value model lift is made for use with lighter power chairs, scooters, and wheelchairs weighing less than 250 lbs.

$2,199.00
*Price does not include installation
Harmar Single Axis Light Inside Lift Model AL215
The Harmar AL215 Light Single Axis Interior Powerchair and Scooter lift is capable of lifting 250 lbs. This value option offers a powered lift with a manual rotation with lockout.

$1,299.00
*Price does not include installation
Bruno Out-Sider Meridian Lift for Power Chairs and Scooters
The Bruno Out-Sider Meridian Lift is the most rugged, reliable, and versatile exterior power chair or scooter lift for the back of your suv, minivan, full-size van, sedan, CUV, or pick-up truck. This exterior lift is operable with the touch of a button.

$1,960.00
*Price does not include installation
Bruno Out-Sider Micro Scooter Lift
The Bruno Outsider Micro Scooter Lift is a light-weight exterior scooter lift for the back of your vehicle. Capable of lifting 145 lbs, operation is easy and can be done with one hand.

$1,250.00
*Price does not include installation
Bruno Curb-Sider Lift Models VSL-6000 and VSL-6900
The Bruno Curb-Sider vehicle lift raises and stores your powerchair or scooter (up to 400 lbs.) with the touch of a button. Easily connect the docking device, push a button, and let your Curb-Sider do the heavy lifting for you!

$2,910.00
*Price does not include installation
Bruno Joey Platform Vehicle Lift Model VSL-4000HW
Lift and store your powerchair, scooter, or wheelchair up to 350 lbs. into your minivan, full size van, or SUV at the touch of a button.

$2,999.00
*Price does not include installation
Bruno Chariot Exterior Platform Lift w/ Wheels, Model ASL-700
Known as a “lift on wheels”, the Chariot is a unique and relatively compact rear attachment for almost any small, mid-size or large car to store your unoccupied scooter, powerchair, or wheelchair.

$3,950.00
*Price does not include installation

Installing an interior or exterior wheelchair, scooter and power chair carrier for your vehicle is a safe, economical solution to storing your mobility equipment during travel. Platform carriers and lifts eliminate the possible injuries associated with manually loading mobility equipment into an automobile. AMS Vans, Inc. offers choices in both exterior and interior platform carriers and powered lifts. Our mobility consultants will happily discuss the right platform carrier for both your vehicle and mobility equipment.


- Mobility Equipment

- Wheelchair Vans

Vehicle Exterior


Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers

Keys

  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior


Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)

Sunroof

  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment


Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood


Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics

Battery

  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure

Wheels

  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


Engine

  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock

Brakes

  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test

Transmission

  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly

Steering/Suspension

  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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