Buying a used wheelchair van is a great way for wheelchair users and their families to save a lot of money. It can always be great investment so long as you know that the seller is reputable and the van is in good condition.
And therein lies the problem with buying used.
You don’t want to cruise around town looking for a sign on the side of the road that says “used wheelchair vans for sale’. That’s a surefire way ensure that you will one day be paying for costly repairs in the future (that’s if the van even makes it off of the seller’s lot).
Instead, you should really do a bit of research on the type of van that you want, the reputation of your potential sellers and anything else that you may need to decide on before making your purchase.
Take Some Advice From the Experts
Rollx Vans was one of the first places to have used wheelchair vans for sale, which is why to this day we have one of the largest selections available in the country. That’s why we have put together a list of things to look for when buying a used wheelchair van.
Know What You Want, and What You Must Have
The best way to asses the cost differences when buying a used wheelchair van is to know what features you must have and what features you might want.
You understand your mobility challenges better than anyone else. Therefore, you can gauge your upper body strength, how often you use your wheelchair, whether you have a standard or an electric chair, etc. You also have to take into consideration your family size (both now and in the future).
There are many things to consider and it’s best to know what you want before you start shopping. Make a list of your wants and needs before you begin the process.
Always Deal With Reputable Sellers
When it comes to buying a used wheelchair van, reputation is everything. You want to be able to trust the dealer on the condition of the van, its safety ratings and more.
Don’t buy from someone you cannot trust just to save a quick buck. It can hurt you in the future. Always check the reputation of your dealer before even looking at their vehicles.
Take Some Time and Shop for the Best Price
Don’t buy the first van that you see. This is a process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. At Rollx Vans, we have a lot of different new and used vans for sale, and it’s worth checking out a lot of them before you make your decision.
In the end, you want to do what’s best for your life, and your wallet.
What things are important to you when shopping for a wheelchair van? Let us know in the comments below!