There are many options when it comes to choosing the right mobility van for transportation for yourself or a loved one. Certain features can make it or break it for different types of customers, but we are certain that we will have the right van for you.
DODGE, CHRYSLER, HONDA, TOYOTA
EXPERTS IN MOBILITY VANS
Thank you for your submission. A mobility consultant will contact you as soon as possible.
Wheelchair van or WAVs is very important equipment needed to keep wheelchair passengers moving about as per their needs. There are lots of wheelchair vans available in the market (of different brands, companies, manufactures) and it is very important to choose the right one as per your needs. Here are the few tips that can help you to get the right wheelchair for your family – Are you a Driver or Passenger? – If you are a wheelchair driver then you will need a van with full floor side entry. But if you are not a driver and would be always on the passenger seat then you can either go for short floor side or rear entry. Check the size of the wheelchair – Some of the wheelchairs are larger in size and they will need extra space to fit into the vehicle so it is better to look for all the measurements beforehand such as –
Width of the ramp
Total space to be covered by wheelchair
The best option will be to try the wheelchair in the van in person to make sure of the proper fit of chair. Decide mobility vehicle needs – Buying a mobility vehicle is a long-term solution, so you will have to be very much clear with your needs. You can make a list for this to let you decide better. You can ask certain kind of questions from yourself such as –
How many people will travel in the vehicle?
Where will you usually park your vehicle?
How will you enter into the vehicle?
By asking such questions to yourself will help you to know which features you want in the vehicle. Look for Key Features – You have already got a list of your needs with you but it will not help you unless you will not match these needs with the features of the vans. Note down the wheelchair vans which offer the features as per your needs. After that filter those on other factors such as cost, availability etc. Caregiver Requirements – If in case wheelchair person requires assistance then you will have to look for seating configurations also so that caregiver can sit next to wheelchair user. Budget- This is one of the most important factors when buying the mobility vehicle because you may look for different kinds of vehicles but in the end you will have to buy that which will be in your budget. So, take your list of features and budget and then consult different brands or companies and ask for quotes from them. You can negotiate with them as per your requirements and budget. Funding – If your budget and needs does not fit together then you can look for funding sources also. For this you can ask your local dealer, Government organizations, charity organizations etc. Please note that funding will only support your conversion costs and make sure to research about funding properly by you. By following these tips one can choose the right wheelchair van for you.