Accessible Vehicles

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A handicap van should be a reliable means of transportation just the same as any other vehicle. You don't necessarily need to purchase a new van, either. There are many feature filled quality used vans on the market, so be sure to consider all available options before you agree to a purchase.

Here are a few things you should consider when buying for a handicap van: find out about the lowered floor feature conversion that allows the wheelchair to be positioned in the front passenger location or in the driver's location, inquire about additional headroom in critical areas of the van to accommodate specialized equipment and devices, ask about driver and front passenger recess seat belt retractors, which make more room for equipment to be maneuvered in these locations, inquire about the warranty, not only on the vehicle itself, but also on the modifications made to convert the vehicle into a handicap van.

Don't give up if you don't find a brand new vehicle in your price range.  Even if the accessories that you desire are too expensive, there are still options available to you.  You can look into purchasing a used accessible vehicle that has already had all of the conversions, or you might consider seeking out refurbished mobility lifts and restraint systems to install.  You can see a huge difference in price immediately when you seek out the vans and accessories that have already been used.

One way to save money on a wheelchair accessible minivan is to buy a standard minivan and have wheelchair conversions installed. You can also purchase a pre-owned wheelchair accessible minivan with mobility equipment already installed.

If you need more than a mobility scooter, but still cannot afford to purchase a new or used handicap van, then you can consider renting a mobility vehicle for specific outings.  These can be reserved for weekends or even full weeks at a time, which make them the perfect choice for vacation or family trips.  You can find handicap vans for rent with several dealers, but it may take just a bit of research.  Usually a quick look on the Internet can supply you with several names, or you can find advertisements in the phone book.  The important thing is that you find your own way to gain back your independence.  With a handicap van, you will be able to get back on the road.

Start your road to faster and easier travels by taking a thorough look at the available wheelchair vans for sale and then narrowing down the field to the units that best fit your needs and your budget. With so many available options, there is a very good chance that you'll be able to quickly locate and procure a minivan that meets all of your needs and that falls comfortably within your budget. To find the right minivan for you among the thousands of wheelchair minivans for sale, contact a National Mobility Equipment Dealership Association (NMEDA) certified handicap van dealer.

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This article was published on 2011/07/04