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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3285 Santa Rosa Ave,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat By Appointment Only
Mason (Mace_one)Mason (Mace_one)
21:52 04 Apr 22
I bought a wheelchair van from Tony at the Ability Center in Santa Rosa last week. I am very happy with the whole process and recommend both Tony and the rest of their staff to anyone looking for a mobility vehicle.
Jorge CamposJorge Campos
06:49 20 Dec 19
I bought many cars ,trucks in the past , but have never experienced such an easy way to purchased a vehicle then from Ability centerNo bs no gimmicks , just right to the pointExcellent service from start to end.Sale rep Tony Nava sure exceeds a way to do business.
Nick VondrakNick Vondrak
20:02 22 Mar 19
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns. Andrew and Tony are awesome!!
Sierra MIT RamirezSierra MIT Ramirez
06:08 27 Feb 19
My husband and I are both in wheelchairs so we have often been referred to as a "special needs" couple and some people consider that modifying a van to accommodate two wheelchairs in a van not designed to be a multi-passenger shuttle would be too difficult. We were so pleased to discover that we have a wheelchair accessibility conversion center in Santa Rosa so we were able to obtain our new Toyota Sienna without having to travel out of town to get to a conversion center. General Manager, Andrew Hirayama, was extremely helpful by explaining the different phases for compliance with VA requirements. He was also very flexible in facilitating the process for us and Palo Alto VA Prosthetics by taking our individual situations with our respective disabilities into consideration as we worked toward the final VA evaluation and approval of the conversion by Palo Alto VA which went more smoothly than we had anticipated. We are also extremely pleased that we now have a local place to go for regular maintenance and/or unanticipated problems with our conversion. As satisfied customers, we recommend Ability Center Santa Rosa and the mechanical & technical staff with “gusto”, they really know what they are doing.
Vincent AccursoVincent Accurso
04:19 24 Oct 18
STAY AWAY!!This business takes advantage of people in vulnerable situations and employs sloppy and unethical business practices.We purchased a Honda Odyssey with a wheelchair accessibility conversion package from sales associate Tony Nava. When asked about the resale value of the van, Tony said that it would be $5,000 to $7,000 less than the purchase price. After only 3 months and 600 miles, the Ability Center quoted a resale price of over $20,000 less than the purchase price. When pressed about the discrepancy between the quoted $7,000 discount from the $20,000 discount, the manager's response was to sell the van on craigslist.Furthermore, the license plates were sent to the dealership rather than our home, and the dealership never forwarded the pink slip. The Ability Center has been unprofessional and unresponsive throughout our interactions since this purchase. For example, the missing pink slip is still unresolved over 3 months after the purchase with no help from the Ability Center.Given that these vehicles are a specialty item, their resale is more complicated than for a typical vehicle. The Ability Center takes advantage of this fact in the context of most resales occurring after the death of a family member and few resources to put in the extra work required to sell the vehicle for a fair price. While it is understandable that they need to run a profitable business, they seem to take advantage of people in a vulnerable situation, which is particularly frustrating after being told that they will purchase the vehicle back for a fair price.
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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 Santa Rosa

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.