Mobility Equipment Archives - NMEDA

Troubleshooting Wheelchair and Scooter Problems

Equipment failure is never a good thing but for someone who is dependent on mobility equipment to get around it can be catastrophic. Here are a few troubleshooting examples to help you avoid a repair bill from a technician or mechanic. Mobility…
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Tips on Properly Anchoring Wheelchairs in Mobility Vehicles

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Vehicles that are not accessible are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a belt restraint system to protect the upper and lower torso, and air bags to protect you in the event of a crash. This “cone…
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Finding the NMEDA Dealer Who’s Right for You

When you are in the market for a handicap accessible vehicle, the mobility dealership you choose can make the transaction easy going or a challenge. Considering the level of investment buying a car can be, choosing the most qualified dealer…
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Car Insurance for Mobility Vehicles and Drivers with Disabilities

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For drivers with disabilities, a handicap accessible vehicle can transform day-to-day life with added independence. To keep the freedom of the open road rolling strong, there are a few critical steps to take: finding and purchasing the right…
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Tips on Preparing an Accessible Vehicle for Trade-In or Sale

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If you’re trying to sell your wheelchair accessible vehicle by yourself, you should know the average mobility vehicle could take a few months to sell. The number of people with mobility challenges in one local area who are in the market to…
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Safety Tips on 4-Point Tiedown Wheelchair Securement

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  For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures a wheelchair with four straps attached to the wheelchair at four separate securement…
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Accessible Parking Spots: Are They All the Same?

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From the grocery store to work, school and everywhere in between, accessible parking spots are something we see each and every day. But how closely have you looked at them? If you are a wheelchair accessible vehicle driver, maybe you have looked…
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In-Floor vs Fold-Out Ramps in Mobility Vehicles

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Perhaps the most important part of choosing a new (or used) wheelchair accessible vehicle is determining how you, or your passengers with disabilities, will enter and exit the vehicle. Wheelchair ramps are great, affordable, and flexible options…
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What Hand Controls are Best For You?

Hand controls allow people with physical disabilities the ability to drive accessible vehicles independently using alternative methods. If you want to drive safely, hand controls may be an option for many people. Hand controls allow the driver…
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Wheelchair and Scooter Carriers

Benefits of Wheelchair and Scooter Carriers Increased freedom and mobility are two of the main reasons to purchase an accessible or customized vehicle. These benefits are even more pronounced when the liberating features of a converted vehicle…