Have you ever considered owning your own wheelchair accessible vehicle? These vehicles are more affordable than you’d think, especially our certified pre-owned options. Owning an accessible vehicle can also prevent future injury to yourself and your loved ones. Learn more by reading this short article featured in our online publication called Accessible Living.
Just what exactly is a wheelchair accessible vehicle?
Accessible vehicles are designed to make transportation easy for wheelchair users, their families, and/or their caregivers. Featuring lowered floors, lightweight ramps, and suspension kneeling systems, these vehicles make it easy for our clients to enter and exit their vehicles. The vehicle’s front seats are removable, which allows you to drive or ride from your wheelchair.
How much does an accessible vehicle cost?
Accessible vehicles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Depending on your needs, we will find the most practical and affordable solution for you.
I already own a vehicle. Can Custom Mobility convert it for me?
Our team can transform non-accessible vehicles into accessible vehicles; however this isn’t always possible. Before making a decision, we must inspect your vehicle. Note: vehicles must have less than 30,000 miles to be eligible.
Can I purchase a vehicle at any dealership and have it converted?
If you want to purchase a vehicle elsewhere, you must be very careful. Before making a decision, you should check with our team to verify whether your new vehicle can be converted. Our team of experts can guide you through this process, and even work with the dealership to make sure that you are purchasing the correct make and model. Usually, our clients find that their perfect vehicle is already at our facility.
Can I simply add a ramp to my existing vehicle?
Your vehicle’s ramp is only one part of its conversion. For vehicles to become truly accessible, they must meet OEM standards, have lowered floors, reconfigured seating, and room for one or more wheelchairs.
Can I put a wheelchair lift in my minivan instead of a ramp?
Because they have lower ground clearance, ramps can only be installed in minivans. If you need additional headroom, you might need to purchase something like a transit van.
What kind of warranty will I get?
Your vehicle’s warranty can depend on the conversion company. For example, new minivans featuring a BraunAbility conversion have an exclusive, Three-Year Limited Warranty. The chassis is covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty.
Where will I get service?
Custom Mobility is QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. We perform all service at our facility in Largo. Whether you purchased your vehicle from us or not, we are happy to perform any maintenance or repairs to the conversion of your vehicle.
How long will repairs take?
To provide you with quick service of the highest quality, our team stocks a number of replacement parts. In the rare case that we need to order your part, we’ll have it the next business day.
Is financing available?
At least part of your vehicle’s cost may be covered by insurance or military benefits. Most vehicle manufacturers offer rebate programs. If you need additional financing, we can connect you with a number of financial institutions that offer up financing for up to 10 years.
How long will I have to wait to buy one?
Custom Mobility maintains a stock of vehicles that are already converted and ready for immediate delivery. Want to weigh your options? We have a wide range of chassis and ramp styles to try at our facility.
What if I have a temporary need for an accessible vehicle?
For clients with temporary needs, we offer accessible vehicle rentals.
Does my accessible vehicle have trade-in value?
When you are ready for a new vehicle, our certified team can appraise your old vehicle as a trade-in. Trade-in value is usually very good, but depends on a number of factors, including the condition of your vehicle and its mileage.