NMEDA and QAP Accreditation: What it Means for You When Purchasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
With the commitment to provide consumers with the latest and safest methods of transportation, NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program presents a systematic and documented approach to achieve, maintain and ensure quality for adaptive mobility solutions. From ensuring that modifications and mobility equipment installation have met the highest standards in the industry, to providing 24-hour maintenance services, QAP dealers strive to ensure each vehicle conversion completed complies with all of the necessary guidelines. Certification within this program also implies that a particular dealership meets all QAP requirements, including having certified welders perform structural modifications to vehicles, maintaining accurate records of all adaptive work and undergo audits at least once a year.
What does this mean for you as an interested buyer? Whether you are purchasing your very first adaptive vehicle or you’re a repeat customer, selecting a QAP Accredited Dealer means you are guaranteed expert attention. Not only does maintaining a standard for accessible vehicles ensure that each and every conversion done results in a reliable, comfortable and safe mode of transportation, but these dealers can also provide valuable information on funding options, recommendations for rehabilitation specialists and more for individuals or families with disabilities. QAP certified dealerships have been thoroughly trained on all types of mobility equipment, and can therefore help you in selecting the options best suited for your needs. Their attention to detail and expertise will help put you in your dream vehicle, regardless of limitations.
If you have been thinking about expanding your horizons and are interested in buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle, start your search at the right place. To find a NMEDA QAP Dealer near you, use our Dealer Locator.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our mobility equipment dealers.