Before you go out shopping for your wheel chair lift van, arm yourself with these tips. Theyll help you avoid the costly mistakes so many people make. Keep in mind when going to any dealership, usually, youll be pitched hard and fast on what they think you should buy. Avoid getting talked into buying extras you really dont need.
Here are some important items to take into consideration when buying your wheel chair lift van:
Ideally, you want your van to be tested beyond FMVSS safety requirements.
If the wheelchair user will be driving, they must be capable of seeing well from the driver side.
Issues such as hearing and sight ability along with ability to make quick decisions and depth perception of the wheel chair user (if driving) need to come into play as to what make and model of van you buy.
Take into consideration whether the wheelchair user will be driving the van or will simply be a passenger.
The type of wheelchair being used by the wheelchair user is important to note. (Types of wheelchairs can vary greatly.)
Purpose of the van. (If itll be used for long-distance driving as opposed to short distance driving.)