5 Tips for Renting a Wheelchair Van

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When renting a wheelchair van for yourself or a loved one you need to be sure it's going to fit your needs! Be sure you follow these 5 tips for renting a wheelchair van.

1. Will The Vehicle Fit My Wheelchair?

The first thing you need to consider when renting a wheelchair accessible van is if your wheelchair will fit into the car you're renting. Check the dimensions of your wheelchair and let the company you're renting from know the dimensions. They should be able to tell you if your chair is going to easily fit, and if not they should give you recommendations for what's going to fit best for you.

2. Get Your Car Delivered

Don't feel like just because you're renting a wheelchair van that you have to bend over backward to get your rental. Especially if you've just had a long flight and are at the airport, make the company deliver your rental to you. 

If the company your renting from isn't willing to drop the car off to you no matter where you are then you should consider working with another company.

3. Schedule in Advance

Waiting until the last minute to get your rental vehicle can leave you with little to no options that work for you. As soon as you know you're going to be traveling get your vehicle scheduled. 

You also want to be sure to schedule in advance so that you can get your car delivered exactly where you need it.

4. Check Your Insurance

Don't overpay for insurance! Check with your car insurance provider to see if they cover rental cars. In some cases, your current car insurance already covers you with rental cars. It's important to always drive with insurance, but if you're already covered then there's no reason for you to waste money on buying additional insurance.

5. Try Before You Buy

Sometimes you're renting a car just to try it before you buy it. If this is what you're going to do then be sure you're renting from a company that also sells the modified vehicles. This way if you really fall in love with the car you're driving you can get the exact same kind without worrying about minor differences.

It's fun trying out new cars, and when you're looking for the right wheelchair accessible vehicle for you it's important that you get a car that's going to fit all of your needs.

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