Five steps on how to purchase wheelchair accessible vans
Posted: Apr 15, 2015
Stated below is a quick overview on how to purchase wheelchair accessible vans - be a new vehicle or getting an ordinary one converted or modified.
Step 1: Locating a dealer
The first and foremost step when a person wants to purchase wheelchair accessible van is locating a good mobility dealer. Once we visit a dealer, discuss with the agent about our needs. The agent can assist us by providing the best mobility available for the person and also bringing to notice how the needs can be changed in the future with very minimal installation or modifications. Also, the dealers of these vans can advise us about the various funding programs that are associated to us depending on our status. They also point to us the various services that are offer. They are the best person as they have the right solution to our problems.
Step 2: Consultation with a Rehab Specialist
The second step that follows is getting a certification from the driver rehab specialist in case a person wants to operate the vehicle independently. The task of this group of specialist is to perform a test in which the candidate is given a scenario in which he/she has to drive. The specialist detects the equipments that are required for that candidate for self-driving and also certify based on the evaluation. By this method, the dealers are no longer confused about what equipments should be attached to the vehicle to make driving comfortable and safe for the disabled drivers.
Step 3: Final settlement
The third important step that should be taken note of while purchasing wheelchair accessible van is the final settlement. Here, the person has to confirm on the model or equipments he/she settles to purchase finally. After the finalization it is important to go through the guidelines that the dealers provides which states about the services, the funding options, and also the ways the dealer can help to purchase the vehicle. What follows next is agreeing to the terms and conditions laid down by the dealers and finally the purchase of the van.
Step 4: Obtaining a training session
This is by far the most sensitive area of the purchasing chapter. Here, the owner or the disabled person has to go through a training process where a specialist trains on the various equipments that the need to drive the van. Once the person is well versed on how to drive the vehicle independently the specialist allows him/her to drive alone. If not, several sessions are conducted by the CDRS.
Step 5: Reimbursement
This is the final step where the customer can ask for reimbursement by filling in the reimbursement form which would be available in the dealer website sooner or later. The form is denoted as mobility reimbursement application.
Following these stepwise process can help in purchasing wheelchair accessible vans. Conversion of ordinary van to wheelchair accessible vans can also be successful if one follows the above steps.
Todd Dawson Is a freelance writer