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You name it; a WAV has been called it
The public has developed, created and applied many different terms for wheelchair accessible vehicles, making them challenging to nail down should you find yourself in need. Here’s a list of phrases used, and the list is more extensive than this in reality:
Mobility vehicles, cars, or vans, Motability vehicles, cars, or vans, disability vehicles, cars, or vans, wheelchair vehicles, cars, vans, adapted vehicles, cars, or vans. There are more, but these are the most common search phrases. And then we have WAV’s, and we don’t know where the apostrophe came from either!
The WAV Industry
The likelihood is that by their industry name, WAV, they have been undermarketed as the need for the product has risen. Still, a WAV is a need only sought because of circumstances. In other words, a family member or friend is now in a wheelchair, and regular transport is needed to replace the family vehicle. It’s not exactly a field of dreams, so you wouldn’t be looking for a WAV unless you had to.
This need is a life changer for all concerned and can happen all too quickly. As a result of the underdevelopment of the industry’s marketing to the public, most people don’t suddenly realise they need a WAV. Still, they do realise they need some form of transportation that will allow their loved ones to travel in a vehicle without leaving their wheelchair. The self-learning begins via online searches.
We would sooner you made contact with us here at Southern Mobility Vehicles. We can help you avoid long searches, confusing and contradictory information, and endless phone calls.