Options for Wheelchair Vehicles – New vs. Used

There are many options when shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicles; side-entry, rear-entry, power, manual, etc.  But something a little less familiar is something we called New, Used, New-Used, Used-Used…what does that mean?

Fold Out Braun Pacifica Wheelchair Van

This is terminology we used for a brand new vehicle and a brand new conversion.  These are the most expensive types of accessible vehicles. There are typically less than 250 miles on the vehicle and has a full 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty on the van and the ramp system.

This is a great option to save a little bit of money on a wheelchair van.  The van itself, the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, etc. is used; typically with less than 50,000 miles.  The conversion manufacturers, VMI and BraunAbility, then put a new wheelchair conversion on those used vans.   This option allows customers to save up to $10,000!

fold out ramp for wheelchair van

Certified Pre-Owned
BraunAbility launched their CPO program in 2014.  Today, there are thousands of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles on the road.  Each BraunAbility CPO unit undergoes our rigorous 416-point vehicle inspection, meaning you get the confidence and 3-year/36K warranty benefits of a brand new mobility vehicle with the cost-saving value of a pre-owned vehicle. Each vehicle is subject to rigorous rules that guarantee the quality represented by the Certified Pre-Owned name.

Scion Wheelchair Vehicle

Used-Used is a used van and a used conversion that Ability Center has bought back from a customer.  Some customers, like Veterans, trade in their vehicle regularly so we have many affordable options for customers on used-used wheelchair vans.  Some of these used vans start as low as $15,000!  We take in used vehicles daily so our inventory is always changing – check out Website often to see the latest vans we have for sale.

Guardian Advantage Program Ability Center

As always, when you purchase a vehicle from Ability Center, you are enrolled in our Guardian Program.  The biggest perk to the program is the free 43 point inspection you receive two times annually.  We clean out the ramp system and make sure it’s free of debris and working properly which can save thousands of dollars in the cost of your vehicle throughout the years.  Call us at 866-405-6806 or email info@abilitycenter.com with any questions.

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Ability Center Acquires Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa

San Diego, CA December 28, 2017 – Ability Center announced today the acquisition of Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa, CA.  Ability Center is a mobility equipment dealer that sells, installs and services mobility equipment including scooters/wheelchairs, wheelchair accessible vans, driving aids, turning seats and wheelchair lifts.  The purchase expands the Ability Center footprint in California from seven to eight locations.

“Our 14th location allows us at Ability Center to help more people in the disabled community with an expanded footprint in California,” said Darrell Heath, Ability Center’s CEO.  “The North Bay has been on our radar for a couple of years as it helps fill the gap between our Sacramento store and our Central Coast and Central Valley locations.  The Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa store is a welcomed addition to Ability Center Family.”  said Heath.

As a certified QAP (Quality Assurance Program) and NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association) member, Ability Center is able to transform the lives of those living with disabilities and grant each of their clients added independence and the ability to get behind the wheel of their own wheelchair accessible vehicle.  QAP or Quality Assurance Program is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment, wheelchair accessible vehicle, and wheelchair lift industry.  It is based on the guiding principle that quality is the ultimate key to operating a successful business.

Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa, formerly Adaptability, has been in the North Bay of California for over 30 years.  The tenured staff will remain on with Ability Center and continue their impact in the Santa Rosa community helping people find safe and reliable transportation solutions.  This 14th Ability Center location will share inventory of their wheelchair accessible vans with the other 13 locations which allows local consumers access to over 200 vehicles in four states.

Ability Center of Santa Rosa showroom hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday by appointment only.  Call 866-405-6806 with any questions or email info@abilitycenter.com

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