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Rear-Entry vs Side-Entry Mobility Vehicles

Rear-Entry vs Side-Entry Mobility Vehicles

Side-Entry Mobility Vehicle

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If you’ve been looking into getting a mobility vehicle for yourself or a member of your family, you’ve probably come across vehicles mentioning rear entry or side entry. At Sherman Mobility Superstore, we want to help you out in deciding which one might work best for you, according to your needs, since both styles offer conveniences for different situations. Keep on reading and learn more about them!

Side-Entry Mobility Vehicles

These types of vehicles can be outfitted with a manual or power ramp, as well as a lift, hoist, and/or carrier. Side-entry vehicles are also ideal if you want to seat the person in the first row, as this type of entry enables easy access to the front passenger’s seat or even the driver’s seat if they are to be operating the vehicle. There’s also the perk of having storage space in the back of the van for luggage, shopping bags, and any other belongings, as well as an additional seating area for more travel companions. As a downside, side-entry mobility vehicles need to be parked in designated handicap spots in order to have extra clearance to exit and enter the cabin. However, they do have the perk of being able to parallel park.

Rear-Entry Mobility Vehicles

For their part, rear-entry mobility vehicles offer the advantage of not requiring extreme conversions and can be parked in regular parking spots that allow exiting through the back door. It’s excellent for cases when the wheelchairs and scooters are particularly large and require more room to maneuver. Vehicles with rear entry also make it easier for a person to propel a wheelchair up the ramp by themselves, since it usually presents a more moderate incline. Manual or power ramps, or a lift can be outfitted in these types of vehicles as well. Nonetheless, the downside of rear entry means that there’s no access to the front row seats, therefore rendering it inconvenient if the person in the wheelchair means to be the driver. It also limits, if not completely annuls the existence of cargo space.

Find Your Preferred Mobility Vehicle with Us!

Whether you end up opting for a side-entry mobility vehicle or a rear-entry one, you’ll be glad to find affordable choices here at Sherman Mobility Superstore. Our vast inventory boasts many new and used options for your convenience. If you have any questions or need help finding the perfect vehicle for you, contact us by filling out our online form or come visit us today at 7601 N. Skokie Blvd. in Skokie, IL.

We hope that our explanation about rear-entry vs side-entry mobility vehicles has helped you with your decision. We look forward to your visit here at Sherman Mobility Superstore!


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I have never liked shopping at car dealers, I always tried to avoid them at all cost, I know what i want and won't be pushed or convinced otherwise, this is something that every dealer I have ever gone to is good for.... this is NOT the scenario with my experience at Sherman, Mike Morris was our salesman, I can't even put it into words as to how absolutely amazing this man is/was to me and my family, I truly felt beyond comfortable from the moment he approached my family.

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Marco made my service appointment and service for my car such nice and timely matter didn't wait long at all and get a 5 star service as always from him.

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Lanny was absolutely amazing! This was my first time getting a vehicle and he made it a great experience. Great customer service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend this dealership!!!


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All I can say is amazing!!!!! Customer service is outstanding thank you especially to my sales professional Mr Tibbs and sales manager Mr Reggie Steele That got me in the car I wanted and reassured and worked with me in every way possible to make sure I drove off the lot happy

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AMAZING, HONEST, AND TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE!! I went in to this dealer to possibly buy a wrangler and met a truly wonderful and trustworthy salesman Stacey Hall. I truly never write reviews unless I truly mean it. I have never been to this dealer before and when I first walked in They were customer focused, gave honest numbers, and played no games. The Sales Manager Reggie was a true pleasure to deal with as well. My salesman Stacey was very knowledgeable about the car I was looking at. Stac

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