Purchasing or financing a wheelchair accessible vehicle is a major step towards independence for people living with disabilities. Although riding or driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle is an exhilarating experience, especially for those previously limited, it is important to understand mobility equipment options to ensure every passenger’s wellbeing. Accessible vehicles...

Every vehicle needs maintenance on a periodic basis, and a wheelchair-accessible vehicle is no exception. Do you take your van to a regular mechanic occasionally for oil changes and tune-ups and then a mobility dealer for the adaptive equipment check-up every six months? Going to two different places when you...

For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures a wheelchair with four straps attached to the wheelchair at four separate securement points and attached to the vehicle at four separate anchor points. If...

  Did you know there’s a “normal maintenance schedule” and a “severe schedule” for maintaining your vehicle? How you drive, where you drive and the climate all contribute to which schedule to follow to prevent expensive repairs to any vehicle—especially an accessible van. Lifts or ramps and other adaptive equipment...

Independence Day (July 4) is the busiest day of the year for emergency roadside assistance calls and a reminder to “weatherize” your car. Summer heat and unexpected breakdowns are hard on seniors and those with disabilities. High summer temperatures also take their toll on the engine. Follow the manufacturer's...