What to Look for When Buying Used Handicapped Accessible Vehicles

There are many cases in which individuals that need the convenience of handicapped accessible vans simply can’t afford the cost of a new vehicle. While there are all sorts of funding options—a few even available through the government—you can possibly solve your cash problem by considering a used vehicle.

Just like any used vehicle purchase, you’ll want to look for a few specific things before buying. The purchase of used handicapped accessible vehicles should be given the same considerations as the purchase of a traditional vehicle. If anything, there are actually a few more factors to consider when buying used handicapped accessible vehicles.

More Parts: Used handicapped accessible vehicles have been modified in the past and come with many extra parts, many of which are mechanical in nature. For this reason, you need to check all of these added features in addition to the engine. It’s also a good idea to ask the dealership if they will handle the maintenance of these extra features in the future.

Less Cash Involved: As is the case with any used vehicle, a used wheelchair accessible van will require fewer payments than a new one. This means you’ll initially spend less and you will have the van paid off in less time. In larger cities, you can actually get great deals on used handicapped accessible vans.

Check the Warranty: If you buy your van new, you’ll have the security of the factory warranty. You’ll likely also have a warranty for any modifications that are made to it as well. In the majority of cases, these same sorts of warranties are offered for used handicapped accessible vehicles. Before signing any papers, make sure you are happy with the warranty that is offered with your used van.

Naturally, you will also want to look into factors such as gas mileage, the wear and tear of the vehicle, and any issues it has had in the past. However, with handicapped accessible vehicles, it is also important to know that anyone with mobility issues will be able to ride in comfort and safety. Take all of these things into consideration when shopping for used handicapped accessible vehicles.

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This year’s Abilities Expo in New Jersey on May 3-5 was quite an event. Vendors plied their wares from high-ticket items like home modifications and wheelchair vans to the least expensive items like t-shirts and special hand cream. Plus, there were plenty of opportunities to get involved in experiential workshops on all sorts of topics.
Check out the article in our
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. Also in this issue:

→Making Your Home Accessible
→Martial Arts Therapy for Kids
→Getting to Know Matt
→Now in Smithtown
→Save the Date Event Notices

Abilities Expo NJ Happening Now

Abilities Expo New York Metro is now underway at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. It’s everything you need to know under one roof. For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been running this great event for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? And it’s free. Bussani Mobility Team will be there. Hope to see you there, too.