Car boot hoist
Most commonly installed in the car's luggage compartment, hence the name Boot hoist. These hoists are used to assist in lifting almost any sort of mobility device into a vehicle.
In larger vehicles, powerful hoists facilitate loading big mobility scooters into your car. Whereas small hoists provide ample lifting power for a manual wheelchair without taking up too much space in smaller vehicles. All in all, it's a solution that works for all sorts of mobility devices.
There is really only one caveat to the Boot hoist. You need to be able to get from the back of the vehicle to your seat in the car. For some, this might be totally out of the question, for others, a short walk, perhaps supported by the car's body, is very much a possibility.
For carers, this is a non-issue. They can assist their user and help them get seated before loading their mobility device.
As we've already mentioned, there is a wide range of boot hoists. They also have different features that help you. All hoists provide powered lift, but not all have powered rotation.
Some have folding arms that enable you to perfectly guide your load into position. Others have telescopic arms that can reach far beyond the boot and pick up a mobility device on the pavement.
- + Works for both wheelchairs and scooters.
- + Suits both large and small vehicles.
- - Requires the user or carer to be able to get themselves from the back of the car to into a seat.
- - Occupies space in the luggage compartment.