There’s an accessible vehicle out there made just for you
posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:07pm
If you're getting ready to shop for an accessible vehicle, be prepared to find options, options, options! These myriad possibilities are good news because they mean there’s probably a solution out there for your unique automotive challenge.
You’ll first need to answer a few key questions: Will you be driving, or will you be a passenger? Are you able to transfer into a vehicle seat, or do you need...
Good information is the key to saving money and getting the most value for the dollar when making a big-ticket purchase like a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
With that in mind, Quest consulted the experts for answers to some common questions facing consumers.
Q: Can’t I just go to the car dealer down the street? Why do I need a certified mobility dealer?
Sometimes the problem with a vehicle isn’t driving it, but getting in and out. In that case, a turning seat may be a good option.
People often would rather keep their SUV or pickup truck instead of getting an adapted van, says T.C. Cole, Access Unlimited’s director of sales and marketing. “This opens up a lot of possibilities that weren’t there before.”
A turning seat extends from a vehicle and...
“Hand Controls Keep You on the Go” and “Turning seats can enhance mobility” show how vehicles can be adapted to help people with muscle weakness continue to drive or get in and out more easily.
The resources below tell where to find hand controls and turning seats manufacturers, as well as funding resources that can help lessen the financial burden of paying for it all.