In addition to accessible wheelchair vans, we offer a wide variety of custom services for both accessibility and non accessibility uses. These include but are not limited to:
Custom Built Vans
Universal Motion has extensive experience with custom built projects. We work with all types of vans, including Sprinter, Transit, and Promaster. We can take care of almost any custom build solution and offer a 3-year 60,000 km warranty on our craftsmanship and materials. Components such as fans, fridges and electrical items are subject to the manufacturer’s warranty restrictions.
Contact us today with your project and we will make it come to life.
- Driver and passenger seats
- Bench seats
- Customized center seats
- Swivel seats
- Defender bumpers
- Towing hitch
- Roof racks
- Running boards
- Backup camera
Universal Motion has an approved National Safety Mark by Transport Canada, so we can recertify the vehicle after conversion. Once any type of conversion (Mobility Vans, Wheelchair Buses, Commercial Vans, Shuttle Vans, Smart floor and seating configuration) takes place our engineers must check all below 12 items before certification.
- Instruments and Auxiliary Equipment
- Tire and Wheel
- Coupling Devices
- Road Test
- Inspection Report
Driving Controls (or Handicap Vehicle Controls) for Wheelchair and Scooters Users
Whether you’re new to being a driver or passenger in a wheelchair van, a veteran mobility van user whose needs have changed, or simply want an easier or better accessible driving experience, there are inventive and innovative solutions available for many types of mobility needs. We offer a wide range of driving controls to suit your needs.
One feature which may make driving an option for those with limited upper body/extremity flexibility or mobility is the availability of electronic driving controls (handicap vehicle controls) for many of the necessary driving features of wheelchair vans. Electronic handicap vehicle controls relocate these vehicle functions to an accessible location — for example, gear selection, ignition operation, and directional, headlight, and wiper controls can all be integrated into a specialized, centralized control location that allows ease of operation based on your physical capabilities.
Steering assistance is available for many different types of needs, such as spinner knob and steering column extension for mobility van drivers who cannot operate a hand steering system to controls which make hand operation easier. If you have the upper body mobility to operate a hand-operated steering wheel but have difficulty applying enough muscle strength, low- or zero-effort assisted power steering systems can increase your ability to drive for longer distances without fatigue. If you are not sure whether there are devices which will enable you to drive, contact us or a driver rehabilitation specialist for more information.
BRANDS WE CARRY
“I would definitely recommend Universal Motions to anyone needing van modification services. All the staff were friendly and accessible. My girls and I were made to feel important. Everything happened in such a timely manner. Thank you so much for everything!”
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you so much for facilitation the purchase and modification of our new van. Words fail me but I greatly appreciate your effort in making our lives a lot easier, Thank you so much!”
“You almost forget you’re sitting in a wheelchair, and with the automatic doors and kneeling system it makes things so much easier. What a difference between my old van and the new van!”