If you’re trying to stay safe and healthy by limiting social interaction, there are many wheelchair van maintenance tasks that can be performed in your home driveway Watch this short video, from our partners at BraunAbility, as they take you through a few simple steps that you can take to keep you safe.
If you have a true mechanical problem and/or your check-engine light is on, you should make a mobility service appointment immediately with your local United Access dealership.
Maintaining a clean exterior is a good way to protect the paint on your wheelchair accessible vehicle. This can be easily taken care of at a drive-through car wash; just be sure to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after using the keypad.
If you haven’t washed the car since winter, spend a little extra for an undercarriage spray to remove salt and road grime. You should do this once a season.
Touchless car washes are safer on the finish, but they often don’t clean as well. Experts advise that modern paint can withstand scrub brushes, but be wary of brushes or cloths that are dirty.
Hand-washing your vehicle is the safest choice but often not the most practical. If you are going to hand wash your wheelchair accessible van, try using a dedicated car wash soap,sponge or mitt. Wash your vehicle in the shade, one section at a time, starting with the top surfaces and working down. Be sure to use a separate sponge for the wheels and tires to avoid transferring sand, brake dust, and other debris that can mar the finish.
If you feel concerned and you want to reschedule your service appointments, please let us know. In the meantime, if you still want or need to have your wheelchair accessible vehicle or mobility equipment serviced, we are here for you anyway you need us.
Your safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We want you to know that United Access is here for you whenever you need us.