Choosing the right wheelchair van can be a challenge. If you have been debating between a side entry or rear entry wheelchair van for sometime, I wanted to help provide some reasons why people choose this type of conversion. Based on our years of providing vehicle solutions, here are the top five reasons to choose a rear entry wheelchair van.
Reason #1 – More Affordable than a Side Entry
Buying a wheelchair accessible van is not a cheap expense. Even with financing and lease options, the wheelchair vans do cost more than your standard vehicle. You can learn more about wheelchair van financing and leasing options in my post 3 Important Things to Know About Van Financing & Leasing.
Costs can vary greatly depending on the style of conversion you choose. A side entry van has two main options available, manual or powered entry. As well, you can choose [...]
Your Wheelchair Van Is Meant For Than Just Driving!
With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to head out and explore with your wheelchair van. Road trips across the country, days at the beach and new adventures around the city are all great ways to enjoy your wheelchair van. Here are 10 ideas for you to do this summer with your wheelchair van and enjoy all that summer has to offer before it’s too late.
The need for handi-bus services is not going to go away. In fact, the demand for handi-bus service is only going to increase. According to Statistics Canada, the number of seniors aged 65 and over has increased by 14.1% between 2006 and 2011 to nearly five million. This rate of growth was higher than that of children aged 14 and under (0.5%) and people aged 15 to 64 (5.7%). The fastest increase is coming from the 60 to 64 year old demographic where growth is happening at 29.1%. Increased age may also mean decreased mobility that will put additional stress on handi-bus type vehicles and services.
The challenge we continually see at MoveMobility with handi-transit type services is funding continues to drop and the costs of running these types of programs continually increase.
The Big Problem with Handi-Buses
The first and probably the biggest challenges handi-bus type services are running into is the cost to [...]
Canada Day typically marks the first official day of summer vacation season. From trips up to the lake or across the country to see family, the next nine weeks will be very busy for most people. Getting out and getting around is critical to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Renting a wheelchair van offers a great option to explore and to have the freedom provided by a standard vehicle. But before going and renting a van, there are three important things to know. Knowing these three things will save you money, time and effort.
#1 – Know how you are planning on using the vehicle
When renting a wheelchair van it is important to know who will be driving the van. With both side and rear entry options available for rent, you want [...]
It’s time to bring out the shades, sunscreen and bug repellent. Summer is officially here which means it’s time to get out and about in your wheelchair van. Every city has it’s own unique, fun things to do throughout the summer. It could be ballet in the park, a sports game or a drive in the evening. Whatever your go to activities are, grab a friend or family member and go make some memories.
Here are my picks for fun things to do this summer:
#10 – Go for a cruise
It’s time to bring out the shades, sunscreen and bug repellent. Summer is officially here which means it’s time to get out and about in your wheelchair van. Every city has its own unique, fun things to do throughout the summer. It could [...]
Debating about a new or used wheelchair van is like debating which is better: mint or strawberry ice cream? It all comes down to looking at what works best for your personal or business situation.
With that said, buying new or used wheelchair van and/or vehicle is an important question to answer when looking at buying a vehicle. I think instead of debating the merits of one over the other, there are other questions that need to be answered first to truly find the right mobility vehicle solution for you and your family.
6 Questions To Answer Before Deciding If New or Used Is The Way To Go Question #1 – What kind of wheelchair van are you looking for?
This is a good place to start when you are looking at buying a wheelchair [...]
Choosing an entry method for your wheelchair van requires some thought and consideration. There are several questions to be answered to find the right fit. In the end, taking the time to answer these questions will make choosing the right wheelchair van easy and give you the peace of mind that you chose the right vehicle.
#1 – Do you have a preference for side or rear entry?
You may have a preference on the type of entry method you like to use. It may have been from a past wheelchair accessible vehicle you have ridden in or it may be because it is what you drive now. This can save a lot of time if you have already made a decision on which wheelchair van conversion is best for you and your family.
To lease or to finance a wheelchair van has been a topic greatly debated over the years and many web pages have been dedicated to the topic. My goal over the next few hundreds of words is to shed some light on wheelchair van financing & leasing to help you make an informed choice the next time you are ready to buy a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Van Financing & Leasing Helps You Attain Freedom Sooner
I think it is important to look overall at why financing and leasing are a good thing to do when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. The biggest reason we see here at Move Mobility is most people plan their expenses on a month-by-month basis. Most of our customers look at their expenses and say, “what can we realistically afford each month to pay for a wheelchair van?” Once that number is decided upon, it makes the whole purchase process [...]