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In-Floor vs. Fold-Out Wheelchair Ramps: What’s the Difference?

When shopping for a new mobility van, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what type of ramp you want. If you are a driver or passenger who uses a wheelchair, here are some of the features to help you determine which one will best fit your needs.

In-Floor Ramps
As the name suggests, in-floor ramps are stored under the floor of an accessible vehicle. This provides additional space and maneuverability inside the vehicle. In-floor ramps create an obstruction-free doorway, with a clean and uncluttered interior. They also allow for a bit more room for passengers and personal items.

Fold-Out Ramps
Fold-out ramps offer both strength and durability. When not being used, these ramps store folded in the doorway of the mobility vehicle. When activated, they extend outward in an unfolding motion. Many models come equipped with side rails for easy navigation, along with perforations in the floor of the ramp for easy cleaning and debris removal. You can also operate these ramps manually if needed. Another big benefit of fold-out ramps is that they are generally more affordable than in-floor options.
Both the in-floor and fold-out ramp options provide unique features that can assist greatly with mobility.

At Bussani Mobility, we have trained industry professionals who can help you to find the right ramp for you and the mobility van of your choosing.

What’s the Difference Between a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle and a Used Vehicle?

What’s the Difference Between a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle and a Used Vehicle?
When shopping around for a New York Braunability MXV or any other type of accessible vehicle, buying a brand new vehicle can get a bit expensive. That’s because of the highly specialized modifications and driving equipment that are used in these vehicles. Another option for those with a limited budget is to take a look at a certified pre-owned or used vehicle at a more affordable price.

So you may be asking, what exactly is the difference between a certified pre-owned and a used vehicle? Aren’t they the same thing?
Both types of vehicles have been owned previously. But the major difference is that a certified pre-owned vehicle has been thoroughly inspected by a mobility dealer.

A certified pre-owned vehicle has been previously owned, generally has no more than 30,000 to 40,000 miles on it, and is less than three years old. Vehicles classified as certified pre-owned will generally still fall under the original manufacturer warranty and are subject to rigorous, multi-point inspections before being resold.

Used vehicles are all other pre-owned vehicles that don’t fit into these parameters.

One consideration when weighing the pros and cons of each type of pre-owned vehicle is cost. While certified pre-owned vehicles are less expensive than buying new, they generally come with a higher price tag than a non-certified, used vehicle.

When purchasing a certified pre-owned accessible vehicle, like a New York Braunability MXV at Bussani Mobility, you can have confidence in knowing that the vehicle has been thoroughly inspected, and checked for salvage title, corrosion, engine compression, previous accidents, and the overall condition of the vehicle. Our certified service technicians also check the condition of the tires, brakes, upholstery, fluids, service history, suspension condition, and alignment.

You can take a look at our used and pre-owned accessible vehicle inventory online or stop by any of our Bussani Mobility locations to chat with a mobility specialist. We’re here to help you get into the right vehicle for you ─ and that’s one that also fits your budget perfectly.

Life Rolls On: Jesse Billauer’s MXV

Jesse Billauer is a well-known surfer from Pacific Palisades, California.  Jesse suffered an accident at the age of 17 in 1996, hitting his head on a shallow sandbar after being knocked off his surfboard by a wave. The force broke his neck, severing his spinal cord at the C6 level and instantly rendered him a quadriplegic. Just three years later, Jesse designed a surf board equipped with a bar to hold on to, allowing paralyzed individuals like him to get back to surfing. He took his passion one step further starting the life Rolls On Foundation, an organization dedicated to introducing wheelchair users to skating and surfing.

WATCH THE VIDEO! Jesse explains how the Ford MXV has changed his life. You will feel his excitement.

Jesse Billauer was never interested in owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle because he cared too much about style to settle for a minivan until he was introduced to the BraunAbility MXV. When the BraunAbility MXV came along, he quickly changed his mind about accessible vehicles. He drives an MXV equipped with a B&D 6-way transfer seat, a push-button gear shifter and dealer – equipped hand controls, allowing him to transfer from his chair and drive. Now the Life Rolls On founder drives completely independently without sacrificing space or style. SEE MORE DETAILS

MXV™ Wheelchair Accessible SUV is Here!

People who use wheelchairs can now choose a practical vehicle that’s not a minivan. Built on the Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ (Mobility Crossover Vehicle) is the first wheelchair accessible SUV being offered to the mass market.

The MXV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people living with physical disabilities as well as caregivers. It has been described as offering the freedom of an accessible van with the style and swag of an SUV.

MXV White REV smallBrought to market by trusted mobility conversion manufacturer BraunAbility, the MXV is getting rave reviews across the country. The vehicle has recently become available for purchase in New York State and is available at local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility’s four locations.

“The MXV represents a new era in mobility,” said Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “This is nothing short of a breakthrough in mobility transportation options for people living with physical disabilities. It offers great new options for people to express their personality and live an active lifestyle.”

There are six patent pending features that maximize interior space without sacrificing style or safety, including a glide-out door operation and a space-saving sliding shifter. The in-floor technology makes the best use of interior space, and removable driver and passenger seating offers flexibility for power and manual wheelchairs. The SUV can be configured to meet the owner’s specific needs.

The MXV is on display at all of Bussani Mobility’s ( four locations: Bethpage, NY (Nassau County), Smithtown (Suffolk County), Mamaroneck (Westchester County) and Long Island City (Queens). Mobility specialists on-site can answer any questions about the vehicle.
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