What is the Best wheelchair accessible cars vehicles?
The simple answer;
There is No best wheelchair accessible car vehicle. It all comes down to your individual needs.
One person can come into our showroom and want a large family car with 4 large seats and a lowered floor for a tramper 8 mph mobility scooter. We would point this person to a kia sedona after asking if they drive manual or automatic gears.
On another day. We can have an 80 year old lady wanting a smaller sized car with auto gears. The car must not be too big in size for her driveway. Her husband who is in a push wheelchair and weighs 15 stone. At that point we would show the lady a berlingo automatic, with a power winch to load the wheelchair.
At no point is a kia sedona manual better than a citroen berlingo automatic or vice versa. It all comes down to your needs.
Hear at wheelchair cars ltd we like to build a picture of your situation.
Your needs and your wants. From there we might tell you which we think is the best car for you and your situation. But we will never say. “Oh we think the VW caddy is the best”. Because it is only the best if you want five seats and a space in the rear for a wheelchair. We have people coming into our showroom all the time and I can guarantee they don’t have the same needs as the last person who was in looking at wheelchair cars.
A wheelchair accessible vehicle need to suit,
I spoke to a lady last week, she had a car delivered from a motor company in Blackpool, the car was delivered in the dark, nobody shown her how to load a wheelchair, how to work the straps to retain a wheelchair, let alone inspect or test drive the car. The reason she phoned us was because she could not close the ramp properly, as it turned out the wheelchair was an oversized reclining chair with head support that needed to travel slightly tilted for occupants comfort.
Why on earth anybody would buy a car from car a dealer;
who is not interested in giving the customer the care and attention they need.
We deal with venerable disabled people. These people rely on honest behaviour. Honest behaviour can start as soon as the advert. Ask yourself is the car photographed on a country road or outside their garage. why is it not photographed outside they garage ?
Follow this link for our thoughts on people who take photos away from the garage they pretend to have. BEWARE ! dealers who take photos on country roads are not showing you a true picture.
Be Careful! Buy from a specialist with premises.
There is a lot of false claims out there from garages selling wheelchair cars.
Disabled Cars. one dealer writes. A family run business with over twenty years’ experience, (20 years’ experience in what, to date they have been selling wav’s for 4 years) why lie ?
Our advice is only deal with a specialist who is working from a garage which is regulate by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) we are! Our Reference number: 715363, ask the garage on first contact, are you regulated by the fca?
Delivery of you new /used wheelchair car.
On delivery of your wheelchair car at your home;
- Ask for delivery on approval !
- Test drive the car,
- Be shown the belts and restrains.
- Taught how to load a wheelchair.
- Have enough time to inspect the car and body etc.
- Make sure the wheelchair fits in the car safely.
- Have all the paperwork and safety certificates for the car.
You should NOT;
- Be thrown a set of keys and told to sign hear love in the dark. (don’t sign).
- Have to pay for the car completely before delivery. (don’t pay in full before delivery).
- Accept poor condition, bad paintwork and faults. (reject cars in poor condition).
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