Before you buy your wheel chair accessible van, you need to have a good idea of what you need for your particular situation. It’s important to do this, because when you start the actual process of looking at wheelchair accessible vans for sale, it’s easy to get bewildered by all the choices there are, the various configurations and from what the sales rep tells you. A confused mind typically takes no action.
With that said, let’s move on to the subject of this article. There are many ways to locate wheelchair accessible vans that are for sale. They are:
If you have a clinician, talk with him or her to learn about the dealer he or she recommends.
Do you know anyone who owns a wheelchair van? Or notice someone who does? If you know of people who own wheelchair vans, it’s wise to talk to them about where they bought their van, and what mistakes if any they made in buying from that dealership. Ideally, you want to work with a dealership that’ll treat you fairly and give you the ongoing service you’ll need for your wheelchair accessible van.
You can open up your phone book, and look under the sections “Wheel Chair & Special Needs Transportation”.
You can look in your phone book for large, well-known van dealerships and ask them if they offer wheelchair vans or know someone reputable who does.
You can also do a Google search. Go to http://www.google.com and type in the keywords “wheelchair van + “your city”. (“Your city” being the city you live in or the closest major city.) From that search, you should pull up several dealerships offering wheelchair accessible vans. You can send them an email or phone them, telling them about your particular needs and from there, decide whether to visit that dealership or not.
After you’ve located a dealership that gives a good choice of wheelchair accessible vans, it’s good to make sure you get a good service package along with it. As your van, just like any other car will eventually need service and repairs.