Used Wheelchair Vans

Written by Sierra Rein
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If you or someone you know is in the market for used wheelchair vans, there are a few steps to perform before signing on the dotted line. The first thing to do is to go to a qualified evaluator (which can be recommended through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, or ADED). This official physician and expert will be able to consult with you or the physically disabled individual regarding specific needs, limitations, seating requirements, and any appropriate equipment that should be installed into any vehicle.

Once this information is learned, the next step is to contact companies that specialize in used wheelchair vans. The best ones are conversion companies that are able to recondition old wheelchair vans with modern lift and steering technologies. These are the best used vehicles because they usually are fine-tuned to meet today's standards and can include unique warranties on parts and maintenance.

Before choosing a used van source, ask them about financing choices and any deals they can make with insurance companies, nonprofit grant programs, veterans associations, and state departments. By doing this, you can save thousands of dollars in purchasing and tax costs. Most of these kinds of companies also accept used wheelchair vans as trade-ins towards newer models.

Modifying Used Wheelchair Vans to Your Specifications

If you find a used wheelchair van that is close to perfect, it may be a good idea to purchase it and bring it to a customization shop. There, your particular needs can be met and adaptations can be installed. If you choose to do this, make sure you go to a qualified shop with years of reconditioning and conversion experience.

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