There are so many reasons why you might want to rent a mobility van. Maybe you’re dreaming about heading out for a road-trip type of vacation (you know, see America!)...or your mobility vehicle is being repaired...or you’re in the market for a new accessible vehicle but you aren’t yet sure which one is right for you so you want to try-before-you-buy. Whatever the reason, here are a few things to consider before renting.
Full-Sized Vans and Minivans
The most common mobility rental is the minivan. Wheelchair vans with a lowered floor conversion include an automatic or manual wheelchair ramp, along with other features to assist you with your mobility challenges. Another popular option is a full-sized van, which is especially good for those traveling with families, large groups of people, or medical equipment and additional cargo.
Rentals Can Be Delivered
You bet, front-door delivery and pick-up service is available for your rented wheelchair accessible vehicle. Some dealers will even deliver to airports. Ask for what you need.
Try It Out Before You Buy It
Before you purchase an accessible vehicle, you want to know that the vehicle is going to work for your day-to-day needs. Renting is a good way to get more intimately familiar with which ramp styles, vehicle types, driving controls, and door height will work best for your specific needs. This works especially well if the caretaker is doing the driving. But, some of the rental vehicles are also fitted with hand controls, so the person living with the disability can also do the driving.
Rental inventories for mobility vans can book up fast, particularly during the summer and winter holiday seasons. So, plan and book ahead of time, whenever possible. Also, keep in mind that you may be able to get a special, discounted rate if you book during the week instead of on weekends.
If you’re ready to rent, Bussani Mobility can help. We’re a top mobility dealer in New York, and we’ve been selling, servicing and renting mobility vehicles for over 40 years. We’ll help you find the right van for your needs. If you want to know more, you can watch a video here: https://bussanimobility.com/wheelchair-van-rentals/.