Old Man Winter brings with him many challenges. We have to remember to leave a few minutes early if the roads are bad. You’ve got to be even more conscious of other drivers on the road. Here are six things you should definitely include in your Winter Car Kit.
Share in the comments below what you include in your Winter Car Kit, and any suggestions for what you think others should include in theirs!
It’s a common feeling: spring shifts to summer and ushers in a rush of excitement that warmer days and longer nights are on the way. For many, this feeling gives rise to planning summer vacations and getaways to some of Canada’s furthest reaches. And while Canada is bookended by two oceans, there are countless vacation destinations between them — and you don’t need to rely on VIA to get there! From the Atlantic to the Pacific, our country is filled with natural beauty, humans’ testaments to architecture and design, and seemingly endless history predating our arrival to the Americas. But did you know you don’t have to travel far outside of Winnipeg to experience some of Canada’s best architecture, food, fun, and natural splendor? Moreover, did you know [...]
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Dispelling 4 Myths About Buying A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Online
Have you ever bought something online before and were not quite sure what you were going to receive? Maybe it was something from Amazon, or maybe it was something from a small website. What about something like a wheelchair accessible vehicle? Have you ever made a large purchase like that before online? The traditional process for this type of purchase usually involves the ritual of going down to the dealer, playing their games and hopefully walking away with a wheelchair accessible vehicle that you didn’t get taken for too badly.
As a Winnipeg wheelchair accessible vehicle dealer and manufacturer, our customers often wonder the same things about us plus the idea of buying a vehicle online. They wonder is this company for [...]
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Top Tips To Keep You Safe In Your Mobility Vehicle This Winter
The groundhog may have seen his shadow a couple of weeks ago, but you still have a lot of time left of driving your mobility vehicle this winter. He may say we will have spring in six weeks but depending on where you live in Canada, the snow may stick around for awhile after March 21. Warmer winter temperatures potentially mean slippery roads, poor visibility and we could still get the odd cold snap here and there.
Staying safe while driving your mobility vehicle in the winter is absolutely critical. There are a lot of tips on how to be safe while driving in the winter. Here are the top 10 tips we liked from Manitoba Public Insurance, CAA and the Canada Safety Council.
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Do you remember the feeling of buying your new mobility van?
That feeling of being proud of your purchase. You babied the new wheelchair accesible van everywhere you went, picked up every speck of lint or dust you saw, all drinks and food had to be eaten outside the vehicle and you practically tucked your mobility van into bed each night with a blanket and bedtime story. It was your baby…
Fast forward a few months or years and the picture looks a bit different now. Life has become busy. Maybe you’re driving your kids to and from soccer practice and friends places, transporting clients around or shuttling new people each day to their destinations. There are coffee stains in the carpet, garbage strewn about the van, sticky goo from lattes spilling over into the cup holders, dog [...]
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How To Buy A Used Wheelchair Van & Be Confident In Your Decision
Have you been thinking about buying a used wheelchair accessible van in Winnipeg lately? Buying a used wheelchair van is a great option but there are definitely some questions that need to be asked before buying a vehicle. Buying a used wheelchair van is a bit different than buying a typical used vehicle as you not only have to be concerned about the vehicle but also need to consider the wheelchair van conversion. There is always the fear that the vehicle you are going to buy will be a lemon or turn out to be something else other than what you bought.
To help you out, I have put together a list of 10 questions to ask the next time you are looking at buying a used wheelchair van. They will help you get the information you need to make a choice you are [...]
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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 [...]
If you are looking for a wheelchair van with style, class and comfort, look no further than the 2015 VMI side entry Toyota Sienna. According to MoneySense.ca, the Toyota Sienna is in the top three best minivans in Canada. The Sienna is rated #2 just below the Honda Odyssey and is followed by Dodge’s Grand Caravan. The van comes standard with several features such as Bluetooth capability, cruise control, air conditioning, a backup camera, power windows & locks as well as Toyota’s Star Safety System.
For power, the van comes with a 3.5L V6 266 horse power engine and standard seating for seven with the option of eight seats. Please keep in mind, in a wheelchair configuration for either side entry or rear entry, the seating capacity does change. The van offers 13L/100km for city driving and 9.5L/100 km on the highway. Overall, the Toyota Sienna offers a nice, quiet, [...]