Should I Buy From a Mobility Dealer or Online?

Finding a source to purchase a wheelchair-accessible vehicle was a daunting task in the past. A place that had mobility vehicles, wheelchair ramps, and any other accessory was a rare sight indeed. This is something that has been left in the past, however; as the advent of the internet and the growth of the market have made it a problem no more. A new choice now has arisen, is it better to buy from a dealer in person, or should I buy online? With the gap between the two closing, it can be a difficult choice. BraunAbility is here to help by explaining some of the options available between buying at the mobility dealership and buying online.

Maintenance

Maintenance is an inevitability with any vehicle, and the specialized parts of any wheelchair-accessible vehicles can make finding a location for service and repairs difficult. This is not an issue with our BraunAbility dealers. All of our dealers have received specialized training in repairing and servicing wheelchair-accessible vehicles, wheelchair ramps and lifts, and any other accessory, no matter the model. A relationship with a mobility dealer can be the first step to maintaining a properly functioning vehicle.

A wheelchair-accessible vehicle is a specialty vehicle and is not like the neighbor’s sedan. Purchasing online can make finding a repair and maintenance location a less straightforward process. A purchase from a dealer is a promise for maintenance at the same location.

No two people or wheelchairs are the same, and with that no two vehicles are the same. With the hundreds of options available for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, they can be made to fit any variety of needs. How do I know what options I want, what height I need my vehicle to be, or what preferences I have? Online shopping limits the buyer to taking the word of the seller at face value, but at the dealership, all of these options can be tried out firsthand. It is important that an investment as big as a mobility vehicle is perfect for you, so it is a good idea to try out what fits your style best.

Your BraunAbility dealer will also work closely with you to help determine how you can qualify for the maximum amount of available manufacturer rebates as well as state & federal tax deductions. Both are excellent ways to save money, but the rules & requirements can be difficult to navigate if you dont have experience applying for them. Our dealers have helped many customers receive these incentives, and they know exactly which steps you need to take to ensure the best chance of receiving them as well. That level of service is hard to match online.

The internet is a fantastic research tool and can help you decide what vehicle is perfect for you, but no one vehicle is a one-size-fits-all match. It is important to visit the dealer and try a mobility vehicle or ramp out personally to make sure it is the perfect one for you. It is your life, your money, and you should get a vehicle that comes with great service, guaranteed maintenance, and fits like a glove.


Micah Christensen is a freelance writer for BraunAbility and is enjoying telling the stories of our customers and writing to help them get the most out of their BraunAbility experience.