Just what exactly is an Wheelchair accessible vehicle?
Accessible minivans, also known as wheelchair vans or ramp vans, have been remanufactured to offer unparalleled ease of access for wheelchair and scooter users. The floor has been substantially lowered and the van equipped with a lightweight ramp for easy entry and exit. A kneeling system lowers the rear suspension, decreasing the slope of the ramp even further when deployed. Both front seats are removable, enabling wheelchair users to drive or ride in the passenger position.
How much does a wheelchair minivans cost?
Kersey Mobility offers several mobility vehicles to meet a variety of budgets. We will carefully assess your needs and recommend the right vehicle in your price range.
I already own a minivan - can Kersey Mobility convert my van?
Possibly, but certain conditions must be met. Only certain makes and models can be converted. Additionally, the vehicle must have less than 30,000 miles, and is subject to inspection before the conversion process can begin.
Can I purchase a minivan at my car dealership and then have it converted?
While this can sometimes work, we recommend contacting us at Kersey Mobility before purchasing a van. If you visit a car dealership first, you risk purchasing a vehicle that cannot be converted because it is the wrong model - or it may be the right model, but not equipped with the right options. At Kersey Mobility we can help guide you through the process, we can even work with your preferred car dealer to ensure you purchase the right equipment. Often, you may find the perfect vehicle sitting at Kersey Mobility already converted and ready for delivery.
Can I simply add a ramp to my existing van?
No. The sturdy aluminum ramp is just one aspect of the major remanufacturing required to create a wheelchair van. Teams of skilled technicians work together to produce fully-integrated conversions with lowered floors and reconfigured seating.
Can I put a wheelchair lift in my Van instead of a ramp?
Due to the lack of head clearance, a minivan lift is not an application that can be used for an adult. Adults need the extra headroom provided by a fully converted accessible vehicle to ride comfortably and safely. In certain cases, however, a minivan lift can be a good solution for pediatric chair users.
Where will I get service?
At Kersey Mobility, we understand the importance of maintenance and service of your vehicle and its specialized equipment. Our highly trained and certified service technicians are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service in the vehicle modification industry. We are QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), meaning that Kersey Mobility is held to the highest standards in the mobility vehicle industry.
Whether you are a long time customer coming in for routine maintenance, or a new customer who needs adaptive equipment installed on your vehicle, we will do our best to get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. It doesn’t matter if you bought it from us or elsewhere, at Kersey Mobility we want to make sure that your vehicle is always working for you.
How long will repairs take?
Buying an accessible van from Kersey Mobility is the best way to assure you will seldom need repairs. If you do, however, we will likely have the necessary replacement parts on hand for a quick turn-around. If not, we can usually get the parts we need the next business day so you can get back on the road right away.
How long will I have to wait to buy one?
Kersey Mobility maintains a stock of minivans converted and ready for immediate delivery. You will have a choice of , allowing you to determine which vehicle best meets your needs.
What if my need for a Wheelchair van is temporary?
Kersey Mobility also rents accessible wheelchair vans for temporary needs.
Is there any trade-in value?
When you are ready for a new vehicle, Kersey Mobility will appraise your old van as a trade-in. Trade-in value is usually very good, but is of course dependant on a number of factors such as vehicle condition and mileage.