For people living with disabilities, accessibility is very important. Fortunately, through a series of laws implemented to increase accessibility for disabled people, along with technological advances in mobility equipment, it is more possible than ever for disabled individuals to get around. At the same time, it is also more important than ever to have a vehicle to get to work or to perform simple daily tasks such as going to the grocery store. There are numerous used handicap vans available for those living on a budget.
It is a good idea to find a reputable vehicle dealer who specializes in selling handicap vans. Companies such as Kersey Mobility have been in the business for decades and have the experience necessary to help you find the vehicle that will best suit your individual requirements. On that note, it is important to be aware of the options available before you begin your search.
Used handicap vans will be installed with either a ramp or mobility lift. A ramp is the most basic and least expensive type of accessibility device. Modern ramps can be easily folded up and stored within a vehicle. Outside lifts are mounted on a vehicle’s hitch and will store your wheelchair or scooter on the outside of the van. Inside lifts can be installed on the back or side of a van, and will hoist a wheelchair into the vehicle. Hybrid lifts have the capability of lifting both wheelchair and occupant into a vehicle. Such lifts provide a great option for disabled drivers who will need to travel without the assistance of other people.
Once you know what is available, it will be much easier to choose a used handicap accessible van that will meet all of your needs. When you find a van that suits your requirements, be sure that you are getting the most for your money.