How to Recognize a Wheelchair Mobility Expert from a Traditional Car Salesman

Anyone who has purchased a vehicle from a car dealership knows that the process can be a real hassle - from having to deal with pushy salesmen, to sorting through all of the vehicle options, and then finding the right financing. Add to that the specialized equipment and nuances of a wheelchair accessible van, and now you have a whole new level of potential complications in the car buying process. That is, unless you visit Bussani Mobility for a mobility van in New York.

We’ve been helping people with physical disabilities with their personal transportation needs for over 40 years, so we really know our stuff. Our mobility specialists have the experience and personal compassion to help our customers find what they need to be mobile and independent.

Let’s look at just what it is that separates a mobility expert from a traditional car salesman…

One of the biggest differences is that a mobility expert is certified. To receive certification, a mobility specialist will have been educated and kept up to speed in the latest advancements through mobility conversion manufacturers and industry organizations. Our mobility specialists are all QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association).

Why does that matter? While a car salesman might be able to tell you about the motor of the vehicle or its general features, a mobility expert will know everything there is to know about the adaptive equipment, including such things as ramps, lifts, lock-downs, transfer seats, and specialized driving controls.

Another big difference between mobility experts and traditional car salesmen is that a mobility specialist has experience with the various challenges that people with disabilities face in their daily lives. Many have built their whole careers around assisting individuals, families and caregivers who are dealing with a physical disability to help then regain their day-to-day mobility with an adaptive vehicle.

Specific questions that mobility experts know to ask, that a traditional salesman might not, include:

  • What is the nature of your disability?
  • What is the primary purpose of the transportation?
  • Will the person using the wheelchair be driving the vehicle or ride on the front passenger side?
  • How many ambulatory passengers might ride in the vehicle on a regular basis?

At Bussani Mobility, we understand that finding the right vehicle takes time, and it is a big investment. That’s why you won’t find any pushy salesmen when you visit us at any of our New York locations. Come in and see us today. Let us help you find the perfect accessible vehicle for you.