Used mobility vehicles are a great and much cheaper way forward for those looking to improve their independence whilst on a budget. For some disabled people accessing the Motability scheme or buying new aren’t an option, particularly if you lack financial support. Thankfully today you can pick up some fantastic second hand mobility cars.
People with disabilities have a wide range of different needs. As such there is no such thing as standard second hand wheelchair accessible vehicles or adapted vehicles for disabled drivers. They vary in configuration and size depending on the original vehicle, manufacturer, conversion company and the original owner’s requirements. Before you talk to a dealer, research the features you need, as well as noting down things that would not be suitable for you. Buying second hand mobility vehicles is a similar process of research and choice as buying new. It does however have the added benefit of the vehicle already having been converted so you won’t have to wait for it to be readied for you. If you are buying to drive yourself around look for the abbreviation DFW, which stands for Drive From Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles. These are specifically adapted for wheelchair drivers. More common are adaptation for drivers who either do not use a wheelchair, or can transfer to a fixed seat within a vehicle. If you intend to be a passenger the vehicle may need fewer adaptations and as such can often be a cheaper option. Take into consideration who will be driving you and their needs as well if you will be the passenger.
Visit Automotive Group today at http://automotivegroup.co.uk/ to see our selection of used mobility vehicles. To find out more about how we can help you increase your independence as either a driver or passenger talk to us now on 0800 121 66 22.