Wheelchair Van Basics: Tips for New Wheelchair Van Owners

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Let’s say you were already working with a wheelchair vans dealer. You found the perfect wheelchair vans sale and decided to purchase a new or used wheelchair van for yourself or a loved one. You customized the vehicle to fit your needs and know it will be a vehicle that grants independence for yourself and your loved ones. You pick up the completed van or the dealer brings it right to your driveway. One big question we get from our customers is: now what?

New and used wheelchair van vehicle owners often ask us if we have any tips for new wheelchair van owners. How does a wheelchair van differ from a standard vehicle? What needs to be done to keep the vehicle in tip-top shape? What else do wheelchair van owners need to know? In this post, we will list our tips for new wheelchair van owners.

Find the Right Fit for You

Make sure your conversion features are a comfortable fit for you and your family.

When you buy a new or used wheelchair van from our team at Rollx Vans, our team stays by your side throughout the entire purchase and conversion process, including the final vehicle walk through. During the final walk through of the vehicle, you will learn how to operate and maintain each of the conversion features that were added to your custom van. This includes the one-click remote that opens the side-entry door and enables the kneeling feature, the folding or in-floor electronic ramp system, the wheelchair tie down, and any additional features you may have selected like our trackless 180 degree transfer seat or hand controls. Whether you choose to pick up your converted vehicle from our facility in Minnesota, or have it delivered right to your driveway, our certified technicians will ensure you are comfortable with your vehicle before driving away.

Know Your Warranty

Keep the warranty details in mind when you plan service for your vehicle.

Many new and used vehicles purchased from a dealership or manufacturer come with a standard vehicle warranty. And, yes, this includes wheelchair vans purchased from Rollx Vans. In fact, our vehicle warranty is the best in the business. Our converted minivans come standard with a seven year/100,000 mile warranty on all structural modifications. That’s longer than some people even keep a vehicle! Our warranty includes at-home vehicle service rather than the inconvenience of an approved warranty center, plus authorization to have your vehicle serviced at any shop that is convenient for you.

Did you know that Rollx Vans also offers an extended vehicle warranty to our customers? Our extended service contract comes with complete coverage for the vehicle’s factory systems, emergency roadside service and mobility equipment. It’s complete piece of mind wrapped up in a protective service contract bow.

Keep up with Routine Maintenance

Ensure a long-lasting vehicle that is worry free.

Routine maintenance is important for all vehicles, but especially important for wheelchair vans. Wheelchair van maintenance includes standard care items like oil changes, brake pads, fluid changes, among others. But, it also includes keeping the ramp free from debris, lightly lubricating the kneeling chain, and ensuring there are no loose or damaged wires on the sliding door. Staying on top of this general maintenance will ensure the van will stay on the open road without worry.

Plus, when you are a Rollx Vans customer, our service center and at-home service technicians are always ready to service your vehicle for routine maintenance or whenever an issue may arise.

Disability Tax Deductions

Put a little bit of money back in your pocket after you purchase a vehicle.

Individuals with disabilities that plan to itemize their tax deductions may be eligible to deduct up to 7.5 percent of their income on their income taxes. This can include any vehicle items used to convert the vehicle to allow for accessibility or accessible driving. This can be the conversion itself or any of the conversion items like ramps, hand controls, transfer seats and more.

If you have questions about the disability tax deduction and which Rollx Vans conversion items may qualify, your Rollx Vans sales team representative would be happy to help you and your family determine which items may be deductible.

Hit the Open Road

Take back your independence, one road at a time.

Last but certainly not least, we want all of our customers to take back their independence and hit the open road. With a new or used wheelchair van conversion, our customers can go where they want to go, whenever they want to go. And most importantly, they can gain more independence than they ever thought possible.

At Rollx Vans, our customers become our family and we can’t wait to see if we can add you to the Rollx Vans family. If you are looking for your first or next wheelchair accessible van, we want to hear from you. You will be matched with one of our experienced sales team representatives, and they will help guide you through the process from vehicle selection all the way through delivery. Contact us today to learn more. We promise you won’t be sorry that you did!

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