What to consider before getting a mobility vehicle

The ability to drive makes a huge difference to the lives of thousands of disabled people across the UK. Mobility cars can be driven by carers, friends or family members, and in many cases disabled people are able to drive the vehicle themselves.

There are a number of considerations you should make before committing to a purchase, in order to ensure you drive away with a vehicle best suited to your needs. In this article, we’ll take a look at what you need to think about.

Is affordability an issue?

If you’re on a tight budget, the good news is that Southern Mobility Vehicles have plenty of cars available (including Wheelchair Access Vehicles) that won’t break the bank. If you require help with financing your mobility vehicle, our partners Southern Finance, specialise in providing finance options for wheelchair accessible vehicles. Please ask about this option to find out how we can help you.

Choosing your mobility vehicle

Whatever your financial limits, we’ve got the finest selection of mobility cars in Sussex – so we’re certain to have something to suit your requirements.

What special adaptations do I need for my vehicle?

Depending on your disability, your vehicle may require one or more adaptations, which are typically split into three main categories:

- Access adaptations (to help the user enter and exit the vehicle)

- Driving adaptations (to improve the overall driving experience

- Storage adaptations (which help to accommodate mobility scooters or wheelchairs)

In order to discuss your requirements, simply contact our friendly and experienced team who will be happy to provide you with advice on which models match up with your needs.

How do I know if a particular model is right for me?

It’s quite simple - arrange for a test drive with Southern Mobility Vehicles and find out for yourself.

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