Wheelchair Friendly Cars – What Should You Think About Before Buying One
Wheelchair friendly cars make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of disabled people across Britain. Mobility cars can be adapted to driven by individuals with disabilities, as well as carers, family and friends. Before purchasing a new or used mobility car here are some of the key things you should think about.
Firstly, is affordability an issue? Of the 2000 vehicles on the market around 600 are fully covered by the Disability Living Allowance. This means for many models you will need to top up the costs with your own funds. Luckily the variety available means that most drivers will be able to find a suitable vehicle among the 600 that are fully covered. But finance is not the only thing you should take into account. Next, think about how you choose between the different mobility vehicles.
With so many makes and models on the market it is a good idea to really research which vehicle is best for you. Do you need a large vehicle or a smaller one, and what special features do you need? Depending upon your disability and individual needs you might need to look at specifically adapted wheelchair accessible vehicles. The three main categories of adaptations are access adaptations, for getting in and out of the car. Second are driving adaptations, to help make the driving experience easier and more comfortable and thirdly storage adaptations to provide the space necessary to store a wheelchair, mobility scooter or other necessary equipment.
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