The changing of the season is always a good time to do a maintenance check on your vehicle. With Spring now upon us, the technicians at our full-service auto shop have these tips to help keep your wheelchair accessible van in tip-top shape.
1. Use It – Letting a vehicle sit around can be just as harmful as excessive use. For instance, a three year-old wheelchair van with under 10,000 miles will often need new tires or hoses or gaskets, all due to dry rot.
2. Regular Maintenance – Keeping up with scheduled maintenance is as important with a converted vehicle as oil is to the engine. That includes proper lubricants, alignment, and most important, upgrades.
3. Find a Service Facility You Trust – Be sure to take the vehicle to an auto shop that knows how to work on conversions.
4. Understand Your Manual Overrides – Wheelchair accessible vans are equipped with manual overrides [...]
Four wheelchair accessible vans will be given away this May as part of the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month contest. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is sponsoring the event, with the participation of local dealers like Bussani Mobility Team all across North America.
“Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility challenges. But so many aren’t aware of the adaptive driving options that are available to help them live an active and mobile lifestyle,” said Daniel J. Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “The National Mobility Awareness Month contest helps to spread the word, raising awareness about how adaptive vehicles can change peoples’ lives and give them new hope to live out their dreams.”
The search is now on through the online contest for four Local Heroes in North America who have a story to tell about how they are [...]
Have you heard that the first wheelchair accessible SUV is coming soon!?!
Built on the 2015 Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ wheelchair accessible SUV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people who use wheelchairs. A prototype of the vehicle will be on display at the Special Needs Expo Long Island this Sunday courtesy of local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility Team and manufacturer BraunAbility. The expo brings the special needs community together for a fun-filled and informative day. Admission is free. It’s taking place 11am-4pm at the Long Island Hilton (598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY).
“The MXV represents a new era in mobility,” said Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “This is nothing short of a breakthrough in mobility transportation options for people living with physical disabilities. It offers great new options for people to express their [...]
On May 8 from 6-8pm, the New York Mobility Club is holding a FREE event for people with disabilities. Guest speakers from ADA Lifestyles of New York and SureHands will talk about “Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users.” Also included are social activities, refreshments, and giveaways…all in an accessible environment. Easy parking is provided.
Sadly, most people in need of wheelchair accessible vans assume they have to take what they can get. But the fact of the matter is many models out there are getting more and more accommodating in terms of passenger comfort. Before you put own your money on a van that’s wheelchair accessible , consider these aspects of comfort and convenience.
Think About Height: Whether or not the individual in the wheelchair will be the driver or the passenger needs to be taken into consideration. The amount of height within a van that is wheelchair accessible can be determined by the amount of space the floor has been lowered. There are many models of new wheelchair accessible vans out there that have a 10 inch lowered floor. This allows ample space for most people but exceptions can usually be made for taller [...]
Three wheelchair accessible vans will be given away this May as part of the second annual National Mobility Awareness Month contest. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is sponsoring the event, with the participation of local dealers like Bussani Mobility Team all across North America.
“We’re delighted to continue this important movement after a successful inaugural year,” said Dave Hubbard, executive director and CEO of NMEDA. “Last year, we welcomed more than 1,700 entries, had 1.2 million votes cast, and delivered wheelchair accessible vans to three amazing families. We remain humbled by the response and look forward to creating life changing experiences in the lives of this year’s winners.”
Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team, said: “Over 18 million people in the U.S. have mobility issues. But so many aren’t aware of the adaptive driving options that are available today [...]
The March Madness Sale will be over soon. You only have 5 days left to save up to $5,000 off* select 2012 models of wheelchair accessible vans from top manufacturers at Bussani Mobility Team.
Other mobility products are also available at special discounts, including ramps and lifts, tiedowns, transfer seats, and in-home products.
Bussani Mobility Team has accessible showrooms and easy parking in Bethpage, Smithtown, and Mamaroneck. Individuals with disabilities can browse inventory from trusted adaptive vehicle manufacturers including Braun, VMI, and Bruno. New and pre-owned vehicles are available, and trade-ins are welcome.
The dedicated mobility consultants at Bussani Mobility also provide guidance on financing and government assistance, and insurance options.
* Based on manufacturers’ in-stock inventory. Some restrictions apply.
Do you have a red marker? Go ahead, open your calendar and put a big circle around the dates of September 14-15. Because that’s when Bussani Mobility Team will be hosting our annual “Independence and Mobility Fair”!
Hundreds of people living with physical disabilities, their friends and families will gather at this action-packed event to learn about all types of accessibility products and services to help make their lives easier…and more fun!
Featuring over 30 organizations, exhibitors and vendors will be on hand with displays of home modifications, wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, adaptive equipment and services, and so much more…including a Kid’s Carnival Corner with wheelchair accessible games, crafts, balloon animals, face painting, and even a red carpet fashion show. There will be fabulous food, valet parking, and raffles with great prizes.
Visitors to the fair can explore the largest fleet of wheelchair accessible vans in NY and adaptive driving equipment, with the Bussani Mobility Team [...]