3 Helpful Tips for First-Time Drivers with Disabilities

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Whether you’re sixteen and just got your driver’s license, or you’re more mature and are just getting back behind the wheel after an injury or illness, driving can be an exciting – and sometimes a little scary – experience. For those who are living with a physical disability, here are a few considerations to help you stay safe out on the roads.

  1. Know What You Can Do

When shopping for handicap vans NY, it is important to understand what you can do to drive safely, and find the right vehicle that will support you. There are many equipment options available, including ramps, wheelchair lifts, transfer seats, and specialized driving tools. A certified driver rehabilitation specialist will be able to help train you to drive with the mobility equipment that is customized to meet your needs.

      2. Use the Right Equipment
When selecting mobility equipment, quality is the top priority. Cutting corners on modification materials, craftsmanship or design could end up costing you big in the long run. Contacting your local mobility expert, such as Bussani Mobility, will ensure that you get the highest quality parts and modifications.

      3. Keep up on Regular Maintenance
Over time, due to normal wear and tear, modifications to your vehicle will require maintenance. Your converted vehicle should be serviced about every six months. Always take it to a certified Quality Assurance Program (QAP) technician to have it serviced properly by a mobility expert.
To find the right mobility vehicle for your needs, or to have your vehicle professionally serviced, visit Bussani Mobility today.
 


3 Ways to Get an Affordable Wheelchair Van

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Owning a wheelchair van can provide a sense of freedom not only for the person living with a disability, but for their family, friends or caretakers, as well. While you can’t really put a price tag on a sense of freedom, the purchase of any vehicle is a relatively large expense. Fortunately, there are wheelchair van financing options available, as well as these other ideas that can make purchasing a mobility vehicle easier.

  1. Consider a Used Van

Good, high-quality used wheelchair vans are available. With a little bit of research and patience, you can find the right vehicle to fit your mobility needs at a discounted price. Some mobility dealers take in used vehicles on trade-in, or sell used rental vans at discounted rates.

      2. Update Your Current Vehicle
If you find yourself in need of a mobility vehicle, a reliable local dealer may be able to convert your van based on its age and condition. Depending on your needs, the equipment and cost could vary greatly, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.  

     3. Research Financing Options
If you are in need of extra funding to purchase your new adaptive vehicle, there are resources, grants, and organizations out there to help you get the wheelchair van financing that you need.

At Bussani Mobility, we sell both new and used wheelchair vans, making it as affordable as possible to get into the right vehicle for your needs. Check out our selection today. Let us help you get mobile.