Have you or your loved one been wishing you had your own accessible van? Is more mobility and independence one of your resolutions for 2020, but you aren’t sure how you’ll be able to fund a mobility van? Here are a few tips on how to save on a new wheelchair van in NY.
Apply for Funding
If you are a veteran with a physical disability, you may be eligible for veteran’s assistance to convert your current vehicle into an accessible vehicle or to purchase a new accessible van. You may also be eligible if you are a veteran whose disability was not caused while serving, but you are still in need of a mobility vehicle.
If you are not a veteran, check with your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program to see if you are eligible for vehicle benefits.
Finally, see if you qualify for any mobility grants. In New York state, there are several non-profits that aid residents in getting the appropriate mobility equipment for their needs. You may want to check with organizations such as: ADAPT Community Network, Skip of NY, Access VR, OMWDD, or The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands, Inc.
Save on Extras and Essentials
If your heart is set on a brand new vehicle, but the price is beyond your reach, skip some of those luxury extras, as they can really add up. Maybe indulge in a few extras, but avoid the temptation to take every upgrade. You could get the cool navigation system but no leather seats, or the navigation but no alarm system.
Also, know your options when looking for financing and insurance. The mobility specialists at Bussani Mobility understand all the ins-and-outs, and can guide you through the process and provide resources for better understanding the best options for your situation.
Consider New to You
There are some excellent used vans to choose from, so don’t just browse brand new options. Buying a pre-owned, certified vehicle can save you significantly on your purchase price without sacrificing quality. Just be sure to work with a reputable mobility dealer that understands how to get you into the right car for your needs, and to avoid paying a high price for a vehicle that could have problems if it is not thoroughly checked out by a trained mobility technician.
Bussani Mobility is here to help you determine what you need, and ease the process of purchasing your new van. That kind of personal attention can be especially helpful if it’s your first time buying a wheelchair van in New York. For over 40 years, we’ve been selling, servicing, and renting mobility vehicles with a variety of features and conversions to help our customers get or stay mobile. Reach out to us today to learn more.