Ability Center

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles & Mobility Solutions

Proudly serving America’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 access to BraunAbility mobility products, 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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4797 Ruffner St,
San Diego, CA 92111

M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat By Appointment Only
Sam HersheySam Hershey
20:49 10 Jun 22
We had a "wow" experience in the process of exploring and getting a "new" used special-needs vehicle for our son, Shad! Ken, was exceptional, knowledgeable,. friendly and not pushy. The van was further customized to accommodate our son's wheelchair--the crew in the shop really listened to us and made the slight adjustments exactly as we desired. This is a great place to due business with. Ken, again was exceptional in helping us have all the paperwork completed on time and without any mistakes. Every facet of our experience in getting a new van was truly exceptional!
Cynthia CurielCynthia Curiel
03:04 08 May 22
We were in the market for a mobility vehicle to ease transportation for our daughter who is in a wheelchair. We looked at a number of companies to purchase a mobility van. All roads led to the Ability Center and the Braunability vehicle modification program. We made an appointment and met with Ken Jarvis. He took time to understand our requirements and our daughter’s specific needs. He explained the vehicle options available to us. He worked with other Ability Centers across the country to identify the most suitable vehicles available for sale. Given the supply chain challenges, we knew it might take some time, but Ken assured us he would find inventory. An added issue for us at the time - we had been in a rollover car accident which totaled our previous vehicle. We were in desperate immediate need of a safe vehicle well suited for transporting our daughter. Ken and the Ability Center totally came through for us. We have a beautiful new 2022 Toyota Sienna van, in our daughter’s favorite color (red!). Ken worked diligently to find the vehicle with all the bells and whistles we requested and in record time. He is kind, friendly, knowledgeable, straightforward, no nonsense and experienced. We could not have asked for a better partner to help us navigate this journey. If you are ready to purchase a vehicle or just starting your research, go no further than the Ability Center and Ken Jarvis. We could not be happier.
Rob WalkerRob Walker
14:51 07 May 22
I met with Ken to talk about a scooter and lift for my Ridgeline. Went in with a lot of questions about what equipment is right for me. Ken answered all of my questions and really made sure we were picking out the right options. I learned a lot and felt Ken was really looking out for me. There was no pressure to pick a certain model or item. Ken even went out to measure my truck just in case the website Was wrong about the lift I really wanted. I have no doubt this is the place to use for any mobility products. My wife and I are still talking about when to buy but there is no doubt we will be buying here.
David DattageDavid Dattage
04:56 26 Feb 22
I Want to say Thank you to the Ability Center with al there help. if you or a loved one needs any Mobility Equipment for your vehicle. I would give this Company the first call. If you do call them first, it will save you a lot of time and you won't need to make a second call. Ask for Ken, He is a top notch person. he will listen and then try to match your needs to the Equipment they have. for me It was stress FREE working with Ken and the staff. I Encourage you to Give them a call. They are 6 stars out of 5.
Aram MajeedAram Majeed
17:14 18 Feb 22
I would highly recommended this place for all your disabled vans purchases and service. Ken Jarvis did an amazing job assisting my family with their new purchase I will pass the information to all my friends and family’s about this place thanks Ken.
Sylvia VeeSylvia Vee
23:06 10 Feb 22
Great customer service 👏 👌
Jolene DaytonJolene Dayton
07:57 08 Nov 21
They installed a lift for my mobility scooter in my Toyota SiennaGreat people and great workmanship.
juju mrcaptainjuju mrcaptain
04:52 05 Aug 21
I would highly recommended this place for all your disabled vans purchases and service. Ken Jarvis did an amazing job assisting my parents with their new purchase. He was patient relatable and most of all attentive to our needs. All of their questions were answered in a timely manner. We got a great deal on our 2017 Chrysler and we super happy with our purchase l
Frank HuertaFrank Huerta
02:44 16 Apr 21
Very helpful staff, Van's very clean.
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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

Largest Selection of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in San Diego

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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Custom Conversion Vans Available in an Array of Different Makes and Models

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ability Center also rents accessible wheelchair vans for temporary needs.

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.