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Is Your Wheelchair Vehicle Ready For Winter?
In the past 24 hours here in Winnipeg, over 15 cm of snow has fallen. The balmy -2 Degrees Celsius we have had for the past few weeks has been quite nice. Everyone was starting to gear up for a “Brown Christmas” but it looks like we will have a “White Christmas” after all.
Winter brings new challenges to Canadian drivers with the cold, ice and snow, especially if you live in parts of the country with lots of snow or extremely cold temperatures. For those of us in the prairies where winter seems to go on for endless months at a time, driving can become a chore. It’s super important to keep your wheelchair accessible vehicle in good working order to keep you, your family and those around you safe. These challenges can be even more difficult for someone who uses a wheelchair vehicle. As snow builds [...]
The 4 to 1 occupancy debate can finally come to an end! There has been a lot of confusion the past year-and-a-half about how many occupants you are allowed in certain types of vehicles when you have a wheelchair involved. Is it considered one chair or four chairs, which types of vehicles does it apply to, and whom does it apply to?
Recently, the Province of Manitoba released a document which helps provide the much needed clarity in the 4 to 1 occupancy debate. Basically, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) is putting Highway Traffic Act (HTA) amendments in place. This will expand the Safety Fitness Council program. The expansion applies to additional passenger vehicles designed for seating with 11 or more seats (including the driver.) If a vehicle [...]
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 [...]