How to Shop for Your Wheel Chair Lift Van
Before you go out shopping for your wheel
chair lift van, arm yourself with these tips. They ll help you avoid
the costly mistakes so many people make. Keep in mind when going
to any dealership, usually, you ll be pitched hard and fast on what
they think you should buy. Avoid getting talked into buying extras
you really don t need.
Here are some important items to take into consideration when buying
your wheel chair lift van:
Ideally, you want your van to be tested beyond FMVSS safety requirements.
If the wheelchair user will be driving, they must be capable of
seeing well from the driver side.
Issues such as hearing and sight ability along
with ability to make quick decisions and depth perception of the
wheel chair user (if driving) need to come into play as to what
make and model of van you buy.
Take into consideration whether the wheelchair
user will be driving the van or will simply be a passenger.
The type of wheelchair being used by the wheelchair
user is important to note. (Types of wheelchairs can vary greatly.)
Purpose of the van. (If it ll be used for
long-distance driving as opposed to short distance driving.)
The wheelchair users physical condition and
prognosis also factors in to what you will buy.
It s important the sales rep at the dealership
understand all of these factors that are particular to your situation.
If he or she doesn t, you may get sold a wheel chair lift van that
doesn t work well for you and consequently will have made a bad
investment. So keep in mind, the sales rep usually works on commission
and is taught to sell you lots of add-ons.
Go into the dealership with a good idea in
regards to the points listed above as to what you will need and
then stick with it. If working with a clinician, it can prove wise
to ask them their opinion on what make and model would be best for
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