Keeping Your Wheelchair Van On The Road

Wheelchair vans and mobility vans need to be kept safe and roadworthy, just the same as any car or vehicle. These vans should be subjected to regular servicing and maintenance that will detect and correct problems before an accident. Maintenance of an accessible vehicle is even more important, since these accessible vans are transporting people who are not mobile, with more safety concerns than a fully able-bodied person. Handicap vans require unique modifications which need their own regular servicing and maintenance. If you own a vehicle like this, you will need to take it to an expert regularly to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Regular service is very important for any car, truck, van or other vehicle. Scheduled maintenance helps make sure that the vehicle is roadworthy and can be driven safely. A wheelchair van, accessible minivan or other type of conversion van requires this regular service even more so to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. These custom vans are equipped with special features, equipment that allows them to be used by those with mobility handicaps. This equipment must be regularly examined to make sure it is working properly. If you are a driver of one of these vehicles, or of a commercial wheelchair van, be sure to get it in for its regularly scheduled maintenance.

Given their very important function in the lives of their owners, it is vital that wheelchair vans and mobility vans of all types be taken in for their scheduled maintenance. All parts of all their accessibility equipment, such as ramps, lifts, and custom steering systems, must be kept in proper working order in order for them to continue to be of use to their owners.

Getting a car, truck or van regularly serviced is always important. With conversion vans, it is doubly important. Once a vehicle has been driven a certain number of miles, it should be professionally serviced, as should its accessibility components. This regular maintenance of the vehicle itself, and its handicap accessible equipment, can help stop accidents from happening, and keep your wheelchair van where you need it: on the road.