From easing holiday travel to setting the stage for a fulfilling and mobile new year, adding a wheelchair accessible vehicle to your life can transform your today and your tomorrow. If you’ve been looking into the possibility of purchasing or financing an accessible vehicle for you and your family, keep reading to see why the holiday season might just be the ideal time to truly kick off the process.

Getting Off to a Good Start

Financing or purchasing an accessible vehicle is a life-changing decision—be sure you have a partner you can trust throughout the entire process. By searching for a QAP-accredited NMEDA dealership in your area, you can be certain you’re working with a highly trained professional with extensive experience matching drivers with disabilities with safe, reliable transportation solutions. And what better time to put your safety and comfort first than a season filled with warmth, cheer and the spirit of giving?

Add a WAV to Your List

While a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is a bigger ticket item that won’t exactly fit into most holiday shopping budgets, it is possible to facilitate your purchase with a bit of holiday help. Ask friends, family, loved ones, charities, colleagues and any others in your life to pledge a donation of any amount to your vehicle fund in lieu of a traditional gift. This way, those closest to you will be certain they’re contributing to getting you something you truly want and need—a much more significant present than a gift certificate or new shirt.

Look for End of Year Specials

The holidays bring with them ample opportunities to shop sales and special discounts. QAP-accredited NMEDA dealerships are no exception. Many local dealers will promote deep discounts on their current and past-year inventory to make way for new stock and some manufacturers offer also rebates. This is a perfect chance to purchase or finance a adaptive vehicle, customized to you and your family’s specific needs, from a reputable and knowledgeable mobility expert.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our Quality Assurance Program mobility equipment dealers.

8 responses to “The Gift of Access: Looking into an Accessible Minivan During the Holidays

  1. I have a rare desease called SyringoMyelia, I was given a power wheelchair, but I am unable to use it for the moment since my house is not adapted. I intend to sale it and find something more appropriate ASAP for my security and well being. I also put my car for sale, and planning to get a van, somehow, since my condition has gotten worse rapidly in the last few months. I live by myself and only have ODSP as an income. I could surely use some advice on where to start and who shall I contact. Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Diane,

      We recommend contacting your local NMEDA dealer for more information on where to start towards acquiring a wheelchair accessible van. You can look for the one nearest you here.

  2. Want a Van with access to a wheelchair so the chair will ride beside the drive.
    All wheel drive, auto trans, Full air, rear back view for backing, and other things
    involved such vehicles.

  3. I am wanting to get transportation for myself I have neuropathy and unable to stand temporarily. And I am on a fixed income and want to get information on any dealerships in Alabama. And also to find out if there are any programs that will assist with purchasing a vehicle would help me a lot

    1. Hi Natasha,

      We recommend contacting your local NMEDA dealer for more information on purchasing a wheelchair accessible van. You can look for the one nearest you here.

      Our financing page also provides additional information regarding various funding/financing options.

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