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    How to Buy Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

    The following will give you a quick step-by-step overview of how to purchase a conversion van or vehicle and how to make modifications for your current vehicle. Or, download a free consumer guide copy on purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle and equipment.

    Downloadable Consumer Guide PDF

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    Locate a Mobility Equipment Dealer

    The Mobility Equipment Dealer should be your first stop in the buying process. They’re ready to assist and evaluate your personal mobility needs based on your specific situation including how your needs may change over time. They will advise you as well as install and service the mobility equipment you select. Unlike an automotive dealer, their emphasis is on mobility equipment and handicap vehicles – matching the right solution with the right person. They will also advise you about any funding assistance that may be available to you.

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    Consult a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist

    Depending on the driving scenario, if you want to independently drive, you may need to see a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) for evaluation. Your consultation will result in a prescription that lists the precise equipment you will need. This limits confusion and ultimately can save you time and money.

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    Make Your Final Selection and Purchase

    After your initial consultation, you may decide to purchase your wheelchair van or car directly from a NMEDA Dealer. If you decide to purchase a new or used vehicle from an automotive dealer and have it adapted with an equipment installation, you’ll have the recommended vehicle guidelines determined between you and the NMEDA Dealer to help guide your purchase decision. The NMEDA dealer will also help you with any funding applications that may be required before the final purchase is made.

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    Training on Your New Mobility Equipment

    After your mobility equipment purchase, you’ll need to learn how to use it. If the equipment is used for driving, it may require several training sessions with your CDRS.

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    Mobility Reimbursements

    When available, submit your Mobility Assistance Reimbursement Application to the appropriate vehicle manufacturer. The step-by-step process may differ from company to company, so it’s best to visit the website for your particular vehicle manufacturer and download the correct forms.