3 Used Wheelchair Van Shopping Mistakes to Avoid


Purchasing a wheelchair van is a large investment, and one that should not be made hastily. Many individuals experience a range of emotions, including both stress and excitement. Amidst all the excitement, there is that lingering fear that you might end up purchasing the wrong vehicle and pay too much for it.

At Bussani Mobility, we are committed to preventing this from happening to you. The best way to ensure you have an enjoyable and successful experience is to already have an idea of what you need and want, and a plan for how to get it. In addition, be aware of the most common car shopping mistakes to avoid. Here are three to be aware of.

1.Purchase a Vehicle with an Unknown History 

Purchasing a used vehicle can be a gamble. Sometimes you get lucky and find a vehicle that runs like a dream, while other times you may unknowingly purchase a lemon. Before your make a purchase, your mobility dealer should provide you with a Carfax history report. This report will contain the following information:

  • Number of past owners
  • Any accidents verified by insurance companies, DMVs or police departments
  • Emission inspection status and reports
  • Manufacturer recalls and/or buybacks

No matter how beautiful a vehicle appears, don’t purchase a vehicle without first knowing its history.

2. Settling for Mysterious Wheelchair Van Financing Terms 

Financing for a wheelchair van is similar to a traditional vehicle, with a few slight variations. What this means is that once you’ve completed the financing application, you’ll know how much you can afford to spend on a vehicle. Your mobility dealer should review what vehicles they have in their inventory that are within your budget.

The dealer should also go over your conversion options and how they will impact the overall cost of the vehicle. If there are any wheelchair van financing terms that you don’t understand, ask for clarification. Don’t let your dealer gloss over the financing terms for the sake of time. Make sure you fully understand what you are signing.


3. Purchasing a Vehicle from a Middle Source

Whether you are purchasing a mobility vehicle or a kitchen appliance, there is no substitute for buying directly from a reputable source. This is especially true when purchasing a mobility vehicle. Although, there are some situations where going through a middleman is unavoidable, but a middleman will drive up the cost of your vehicle.

The best way to ensure you have a positive car buying experience is to purchase from a mobility dealer, such as Bussani Mobility. At Bussani Mobility, we are committed to helping you find the right mobility vehicle for your needs, so you can get back out there and get mobile.