There are many mobility cars Scotland wide to choose from if you need to buy such a vehicle, no matter whether you are buying through the Motability Scotland Scheme or purchasing the mobility car outright. Below, we are going to take a look at the different factors to consider when acquiring a mobility car.
The first thing you need to do is decide whether you are going to buy a new or used vehicle. This will largely be determined by whether you are eligible for a WAV under the Motability Scheme or not. If not, you may want to consider going down the second-hand route, as this is likely to be a lot more cost effective.
Aside from this, when looking for mobility cars Glasgow wide, it is important to consider both the carer and the wheelchair user. It is important for the wheelchair user to feel comfortable, and the only way to be sure of this is to test the vehicle out. The carer also needs to be happy too. One decision they need to make is whether a ramp or lift is needed. If the carer can push the wheelchair user up the ramp, this will suffice. Otherwise, you will need to look for a WAV with a lift.
The practicality of the vehicle can sometimes be overlooked because we get consumed with ensuring the wheelchair user is comfortable. Both are vital. Think about where you are going to be driving to regularly, and whether the vehicle will be suitable. For instance, consider the parking options and whether a side or back door is better. You should also assess the fuel costs too.
Finally, make sure you take your time when assessing the different mobility cars Scotland wide that are available. This is never a decision you should rush into, no matter how quickly you need the vehicle. You don’t want to end up with a car that is uncomfortable, expensive, and unsuitable.