Before purchasing a mobility van in New York, there are some things to take into account to ensure that you get a vehicle that meets your specific needs. Consider these:
1) Know Your Options
There are many options available when it comes to wheelchair accessible vans and adaptive mobility vehicles. No matter what your needs, age, dexterity, or level of independence are, there is a van, SUV or specialized driving equipment that will get you out on the road safely.
2) Find an Accredited Dealer
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is dedicated to advocating for safe and reliable vehicle modifications. When you go through an accredited NMEDA dealer for your New York wheelchair van, you can confidently know you’re purchasing from a dealer who has a complete understanding of accessible driving equipment.
3) Choose a Dealer with Proven Experience
Find a dealer with a proven track record of satisfied customers. Do some research online to see how reliable the company is. Ask how long they’ve been in business. Do they have positive customer reviews?
4) Check Reviews
Read the customer reviews posted online to see how previous customers felt about their buying experience. Be cautious of doing business with dealerships with few or no positive reviews.
5) Talk Openly About Your Needs
When you are working with an experienced dealer, tell them your concerns and don’t be afraid to ask all of your questions. Being transparent about your mobility needs will help them find the perfect mobility solution for you.
At Bussani Mobility, not only are we NMEDA-certified, but we provide a highly personal experience for our customers purchasing a new or used mobility vehicle. You can even rent a mobility vehicle from our rental fleet to try-before-you-buy it. Come by and meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Bussani Mobility, and we’ll help you find the right vehicle for you.
See part 2 of this blog article for 5 more important things to consider when choosing a wheelchair accessible van.