MS and Driving

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with MS or have had the neurological condition for a while, we know the struggle that comes with thinking about a suitable vehicle that is fit for your needs. This guide is here to help you understand the options available if you are diagnosed with MS, the questions that you should ask yourself before buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle and how our services can help you find the ideal vehicle for you.

If you have any questions about MS and Driving or would like to speak to a member of the team then please get in touch with us today!

Questions to ask yourself

We appreciate that you may not know how long you want to hire, rent or buy a wheelchair vehicle for and understand that Multiple Sclerosis can affect people in different ways. We offer a variety of ways that you can purchase a WAV and there a few questions you should ask yourself before searching for a WAV.

  1. How would you like to pay for the WAV? Rent, hire or buy the vehicle?
  2. What is your budget for the wheelchair accessible vehicle?
  3. Would you like to try before you buy?
  4. What are your needs and requirements for the Wheelchair Vehicle?

These questions and more will all be answered within this guide as well as some useful resources to help you understand how MS and Driving relates to you.

Free home wheelchair vehicle demonstration

Here at WAVS GB we want to make sure you are comfortable and confident with the wheelchair vehicle you are purchasing from us. To support this we offer a Free No-Obligation mobility car home demonstration service. Our specialist team is able to recognise and understand the needs you have and will demonstrate a vehicle that is suitable to those needs. This service can be done throughout the weekend or alternatively, you can come to see us in store

You can fill in the form here to arrange a home demonstration and we will be in touch

Affordable long-term mobility hire

We understand that the diagnosis of you or a family member or even a friend with multiple sclerosis is something that will come as a shock and something that can cause a lot of worry for you. We make the process of choosing a WAV as easy and stress-free as possible. To help our customers, we have multiple options and ways to buy a WAV. We offer the possibility to have long-term hires of the wheelchair accessible vehicle or to buy the Vehicles out right. Each method suits different people for different reasons.

You should consider hiring a vehicle if…

  • You do not want long-term commitment
  • The future is uncertain
  • You would prefer monthly payments
  • You do not want the hassle of selling the car

With multiple sclerosis we know that the condition changes from person to person so long-term hiring may be for you or it may be something you want to stay clear of. If that is the case you can opt to buy the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle which you should consider doing if the following applies to you…

  • You have money saved away
  • You won’t need to sell the car within 24 months
  • You want ownership of the car
  • The wheelchair user has a positive prognosis

Something that we are also extremely pleased to offer here at WAVS GB is our service that allows you to return your Wheelchair Car or we can come and pick up the car once you have notified the team here at WAVS that you no longer have use for the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Both of these methods are great but we also offer different ways to try the vehicle before buying which will be explained now.

Hire a wheelchair vehicle before you buy

Multiple Sclerosis severely changes a person’s life and our aim is to make sure that buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle through WAVS GB will be as stress-free and as easy as possible. Something that we think is of great use to our customers is our try before you buy service. The way this works is simple – you hire the vehicle that you think is right for you based on the help from our team for as long as you want. Once you have decided the vehicle is right for you we will give you 50% of the money you have spent on rental.(Subject to terms and conditions) If the vehicle is not right for you then you can hand it back to us as you are not obliged to buy.

Click through to our current stock of cars and see which car is a good fit for you.

Our all-in-one service

If you are concerned about paying a one-off fee or are not sure how long you will need a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for then we have the solution for you. We offer a Wheelchair Vehicle for £490 a month which includes the car, insurance, roadside cover and tyres. Meaning that you don’t have to worry about any additional costs associated with the vehicle as it is all covered by us.

Useful Resources

There are a variety of useful charities and organisations out there that can help you understand how MS and Driving works – we have identified two which provide great information and answer some questions you may have.

The MS Society is a great place to browse articles from other MS users and ask any questions you may have on the forums. If you are worried about how your driving licence will work after being diagnosed with MS or how the insurance works then head on over to the Driving and DVLA Section of the MS Societies website for information regarding this.

In addition to the MS Society there is also the MS Trust who have a variety of helpful and informative posts on their site aimed at helping people understand the condition and the effects it may have on them.

If you have any questions about MS and driving then please get in touch with a member of the WAVS GB team today and we will be happy to help answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively, you can head on down to our showroom and we can talk through the different options available and help tailor the cars that we offer to your needs.