Struggling to find the wheelchair accessible vehicle to suit your needs? Which brand should you go for? We have created this guide to help you navigate the world of wheelchair vehicles and give you an understanding of what exactly a WAV (Wheelchair adapted vehicle) is. We will answer – how you can decide on the features you want the car to have, the top car brands for WAVs and talk through some of the wheelchair accessible vehicles on offer here at WAVS GB. We appreciate the stress and planning that goes into picking the correct vehicle for your needs and we are here to help.
If you want to find out more about the service offered here at WAVS GB or check out our most recent wheelchair cars then please get in touch with a member of the team today and we will be happy to help you pick the perfect WAV.
We will update this blog monthly to include helpful information and any new developments here at WAVS GB
Accessibility – All of the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles that are on offer here at WAVS GB are designed for ease and optimum access for the owner and users of the car. Ramps with non-slip flooring are provided with our WAVS and mean that getting in and out of the wheelchair car can be done extremely quickly.
Safety – The WAVS on sale here come with airbags and wheelchair restraints to ensure that passengers are securely placed in the vehicle and that safety is of the utmost importance. Some models come with additional safety features such as ABS and various electrical enhancements
Space – All of the WAVS make the most of the space that is available within the vehicle – each vehicle varies on size but one thing that is certain across all our vehicles is the amount of space that can be felt and experienced within the vehicle
If you have any questions regarding the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle service that is on offer here then please pop into the showroom or get in touch with us today!
A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle sometimes referred to as WAV is a vehicle that has been converted or built to cater for a wheelchair user. Wheelchair adapted vehicles can be split into two main types – a driver adapted WAV or a passenger adapted WAV. As the name suggests a drive adapted wheelchair vehicle is on that has been converted so that the wheelchair user will be able to drive the car. This type of WAV can cost a lot due to the measurements and preparation needed to convert and tailor the car to the wheelchair user. A passenger adapted wheelchair vehicle is a vehicle that has been converted to allow a wheelchair user to travel as a passenger in the car. It is important to decide which type of WAV is suited to you and ensure you pick a vehicle that will perform all of the required tasks you need it to do.
Deciding on a WAV can be very tricky and is like any other car purchase – multiple brands, multiple styles. It can often be confusing but there are some simple questions to ask yourself when deciding on a Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle. First and foremost price is the most important thing to ask yourself. Age, make and model all make a difference on price – here at WAVS we also offer flexible financing deals for your wheelchair adapted vehicle to find out the most recent financing deals get in touch with us today! Second to price, you must think about how many other seats you would like in the car maybe you need enough room for one wheelchair user or alternatively, you may wish to have space for other passengers all of these things must be considered when buying the WAV.
Here at WAVS GB we stock a variety of different wheelchair accessible vehicles and a variety of brands. The main brands that we stock are, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall and Volkswagen – all of these brands offer great quality wheelchair adapted vehicles and will cater to your needs. The brands do differ and it often comes down to personal preference on the aesthetics of the car, mileage and size. Volkswagen for instance, offer some of the bigger WAV’s on the market such as the transporter which is not too far off being a minibus.]
We appreciate that not everyone is in a position to buy a new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and understand that not everyone is aware of their current health condition. Health conditions dictate a variety of things and driving is no exception. We have created a variety of helpful guides to help our potential, current and future customers understand the implications that their medical condition has on driving, wheelchair vehicles and the service that is the best fit for them. You can browse our medical condition and driving guides by heading to the link provided. Below we will talk about the two main types of service we offer to our customers allowing them to have the flexibility needed and also the peace of mind knowing that they do not need to save up vast amounts of money to afford their new or used Wheelchair Accessible vehicle
Our short-term wheelchair accessible vehicles are perfect for those who would like to have access to a WAV but may be unsure of their medical situation and worried about any changes that may happen in the near future. Short-term hire wheelchair vehicles have a variety of benefits such as instant return no matter where you are in the UK and you will also be able to benefit from our delivery and collection service. However, the main benefit of short-term hire WAVs is in the name; they are for a short time periods which means there is no contract tying you down to anything and also means they are perfect for day trips to and from a variety of tourist destinations or perhaps family occasions.
If you would like to find out a bit more about the Short-Term Mobility Vehicles we have in stock here at WAVs then please head on over to the link provided.
In addition to our short-term hire vehicles, we also offer a variety of longer-term wheelchair accessible vehicles and provides a variety of similar benefits to the short-term WAVS we offer but allows you to commit to longer time periods and also means that we are able to offer you a better price because of this. With our longer-term wheelchair accessible vehicles, we are able to provide you with maintenance and breakdown cover which means that you do not have to worry about this as an additional cost and keeps your costs in a manageable and central fee. Another great benefit of hiring over a long period of time is that long hires allow you to change to a different vehicle if you become bored or your medical condition/needs change.
You can find out more about the Long-Term Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles we stock by heading over to the link provided. Alternatively, if you have any questions that you would like to ask a member of the WAVs team then please get in touch with a member of our team today and we will be happy to help answer questions that you may have.
Here at WAVS GB we have 35 years of experience in the Wheelchair Car industry – we are one of the leading suppliers of Wheelchair Accessible vehicles and cover a variety of areas across the UK – The main areas that we serve are South West of England, Midlands, Gloucester and Wales. We provide a variety of key features that keep our customers happy and pleased with the service we provide. They are”
National Coverage – No matter where you are in the UK we can help you and any wheelchair vehicle needs you may have.
Free Home Demonstration – If you are unable to travel to the store we can provide a free home demonstration of the WAV’s that are on offer here.
Attractive Trade-In-Deals – If you currently have a WAV and are looking to upgrade we offer a variety of attractive trade-in-deals that can be tailored to your needs.
A final key point about our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle service is that prior to delivery all of the WAV’s receive a 200 point inspection and have a new MOT
If you have any questions regarding the wheelchair accessible vehicle service we offer or would like to find out some more information about our financing deals, part exchange deals or any other WAV related questions then please do head to our dealership in Bath or get in touch with a member of the team today!
We look forward to hearing from you!