At Ability Center, we understand the importance of finding the perfect van that gives you the independence you need without breaking the budget or sacrificing your safety. Not only do we offer a variety of new and used wheelchair van options, but we also offer financing and several accessories that make it simple for you to enjoy the freedom of mobility. It is not just important for you to have an efficient van that meets your unique needs, it is also crucial that you understand how your van operates and what kind of maintenance is needed to keep it running smoothly.
One of the most important factors to remember about maintaining your wheelchair van is that if you have a ramp, scooter lift, rotating seat, or other feature, you are draining your battery much more quickly than a standard vehicle. If you are going on a long road trip and it has been more than a year since you have replaced your battery, a quick check with your mechanic to make sure it is efficient and ready to go is always a wise idea. Getting stranded with a dead battery is not only inconvenient, but can be dangerous if you are disabled and cannot easily get the help you need.
To maintain the life of your handicap van for many years of use, regular check-ups and oil changes are always a good idea to make sure every ride is a safe one. If anything begins feeling out of the ordinary or you want a little reassurance that a long car ride will not cause any unnecessary stress, contact your local Ability Center Service Department for a quick look.