Buying a new or used wheelchair van for the first time? The following are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
#1 – Only deal with reputable wheelchair van sellers.
You should always be able to trust the dealer/company that you’re purchasing your wheelchair van from. Look at online reviews, and check the safety ratings of the vehicles.
How long has the wheelchair van dealer been in business? Where do they get their inventory from, and what sorts of certifications do they have?
Always check the reputation of the dealer before anything else.
#2 – Know your budget.
Knowing your budget can mean the difference between purchasing a certified used handicap van versus a brand new handicap van.
Having a realistic budget can also help you when plan out your list of must-have features and accessories versus some of the other accessories that you can do without.
#3 – Determine which kind of wheelchair van/vehicle is best for you.
At Van Products, our wheelchair vans can be customized to fit your unique physical disability.
Depending on the type of disability you have, you may opt for a handicap van that is equipped with a lift system versus a ramp. You may also decide on a rear entry wheelchair van versus a side entry wheelchair van. There are also tons of other mobility options, such as kneeling systems, hand controls, wheelchair tie downs, and more.
If you’re not sure, or if you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to speak with one of our mobility specialists. He/she will be able to lay out all of the options available to you and take you through the process in a way that is easy to understand.
#4 – Consider your lifestyle.
Do you need a wheelchair van for temporary use? Are you planning a road trip, or do you perhaps have an injury that requires the use of a handicap van?
If so, you may want to speak with one of our mobility specialists about the different options available to you.
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For more information about buying a new or used wheelchair van, contact Van Products today.