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Swivel Seat

A permanent swivel seat turns, and in some cases moves in and out of the car, then lowers or tips, to make getting in and out of the seat easier. Manual and powered versions are available. Remember, you may need help putting your wheelchair in the boot if you are not able to do it yourself.

Wheelchair swivel seats are also available. They are made up of two parts and allow your wheelchair base to connect to a specially designed car seat. Wheelchair swivel seats cannot be operated independently, as you will need someone to help put the wheelchair base into position and store it once you are in the car.

The swivel seat is designed to aid easy access to and from your mobility vehicle, the seat not only aids transfer but also prevents injury. By rotating the seat both into and out of the vehicle, the accessibility of the comfort of the transition is drastically improved. For those with may struggle with movement, a manually operated system might be suitable.

A lever, placed at the side of the seat, can be released and the chair swivelled outwards towards the open door.
Automatic solutions are powered and operated via a simple hand control. This is a perfect solution for those with impaired manoeuvrability and will automatically turn the chair around in the direction of the open door.


If you would like a demonstration of the swivel seat, we have one fitted in our specially adapted vehicle, Just contact one of our Adaptations Assessors for more details.

Adaptations are available to both private and Motability customers through McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd, for further information please contact one of our Adaptation Specialists by phone on (028) 3752 5333 or email


Contact McElmeel Mobility

  • (028) 3752 5333
  • McElmeel Mobility Group
    15 Ballyscandal Road
    Northern Ireland
    BT61 8BL