Should you choose a hoist or lift disabled wheelchair vehicle?

Should you choose a Hoist or Lift disabled wheelchair vehicle?

Are you wondering what the difference is between a hoist wheelchair and a lift disabled wheelchair vehicle?

Well, look no further as Gilani Engineering has the highest quality products in Australia and can assist you with any enquiry you have. We install many different types of boot hoists and wheelchair lifts for vehicles and our experts deal with similar enquiries on a daily basis.

The difference between choosing a hoist and lift for a disabled wheelchair vehicle drastically varies depending on your needs, your budget, your car and your lifestyle.

Installing a Hoist for a disabled wheelchair vehicle:

A boot hoist for access is a highly unique vehicle modification which is useful for carrying your electric wheelchair or mobility scooter using a hoist to bring inside the boot.

Here are some tips to help you choose a hoist:

  • Hoists can be used to bring your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair into or out of your vehicle
  • Hoists are generally used to store the electric wheelchair or mobility scooter into the boot so that you can sit in the passenger seat.
  • Hoists are usually used for heavy electric wheelchairs rather than lightweight manual wheelchairs, fortunately, Gilani Engineering stocks a range of lightweight foldable electric wheelchairs which are easy and compact enough to store in the boot.
  • You have limited space in your vehicle
  • People with higher mobility levels are likely to use boot hoists rather than lifts.

The 2 way and the 4 way


  • Lifting capacity of up to 80kg
  • Lifts & Loads in 60 seconds
  • Easy to use
  • Lifts all types of mini scooters and wheelchairs
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Over 300 vehicle-specific installation kits
  • Transfer easily to your next vehicle
  • 1 Attach mini scooter or wheelchair to attachment strap
  • 2 Press the button to begin hoisting
  • 3 Gently guide your mini scooter or wheelchair as it lifts
  • 4 Your mini scooter or wheelchair is safely stowed

Even smaller wheelchairs can be a struggle to get into a car, but our versatile Autochair Smart Lifter LM makes light work of loading and unloading thanks to its user-friendly operation and clever, compact design. Straightforward to fit, suitable for a wide range of vehicles and easily detachable when not in use, the Autochair Smart Lifter LM can also be easily removed when it is time to sell your vehicle.


Wheelchairs and scooters give people with limited mobility the chance to get moving in and around the home, but they can be a burden when it comes to taking them further afield. Installing a hoist in your vehicle means you or a family member can lift them effortlessly into the boot of your car, allowing you the independence to travel and the freedom to work, shop or simply explore beyond your immediate neighbourhood.

Installing a Lift for a disabled wheelchair vehicle:

A platform lift disabled wheelchair vehicle installation is an excellent choice for many people as it is useful for bringing your lightweight foldable electric wheelchair or mobility scooter into your vehicle.

As a guide, a lift is suitable for you if:

  • You want to sit inside your wheelchair whilst you are riding in the car rather than you sitting in the passenger seat
  • Your wheelchair is heavy, large and not foldable
  • You have a large car and lots of space
  • Individuals with lower mobility levels may benefit from not having to transfer in and out of vehicles

This series wheelchair lift is to provide car-adaptation solutions for people with reduced or limited mobility.

It is designed to help wheelchair occupant access vehicles while seated in wheelchairs. This wheelchair lift can be installed at the rear door or side door. Powered by a hydraulic system, the movement of lifting, lowering and folding are fully automatic. Wheelchair lift has a split platform design which has the great benefit of proving access to the vehicle when ramps is folded in as it splits half to left and a half to right allowing you to get to your luggage and storage;

Provides good visibility both for driver and passengers when stowed;
Operated by the wired remote control or by your mobile phone;
It also can be operated manually for emergency; Loading capacity: 300kg

We are NDIS providers and accept your funding.

Contact our lovely staff members on 02 8740 8963 to find out more about our wide range of our car modifications to find the right one that suits your needs, and your budget.


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