What You Should Know Before You Buy a Handicap Equipped Van
Handicap equipped vans include many feature from lifts to ramps. Each feature satisfies a different need such as lifting you within, to making driving both safe and possible. Often vans are customized to suit the driver. If you are getting started and are in the research phase, consider these 2-important tips:
1. Know your limitations
Before purchasing a handicap van, you need to know what your limitations are. You can do this by getting a complete physical from your healthcare professional. Although you many think that you know your limitations, you may not when it comes to driving. This is the point you will want to meet with a state-certified driving evaluator to assess your current (and anticipated) performance levels. These professionals can also train you to use the adaptive tools needed for driving.
When buying, you can buy new or used. Since safety is the number one
priority, it is important to note that older van models may not be up
to code. You don't want to sacrifice safety for cost. Best idea, is to
have your vehicle inspected by a mechanic who specializes in handicap
vans: these autos are much different then other vehicles. Features such
as lift platforms and ramps need to be installed correctly and be safe.