Wheelchair Accessible Van FAQs

Adaptive Vans Wheelchair Vans Frequently Asked Questions

No. We are registered with NHTSA as an approved “modifier”, so our conversions do not void factory warranty. Think of your conversion van as your same vehicle, with an upgrade.

Absolutely not. In fact a wheelchair converted van holds it’s value far better than a stock one, due to it’s special functionality.

No. Most other conversions are jacked up with raised suspension and the steering column lengthened, so they can feel unstable at speed. Ours can actually handle better because of lowered center of gravity. Plus we do not raise front suspension, just heavier duty springs on the rear.

There is NO sales tax if you are not a Georgia resident. If you are, we only collect for material costs while the labor portion is NOT taxable because Georgia law does not charge sales tax on labor.

Yes. In fact you can write off the entire expense of your conversion in one year as a medical expense.

There are several ways to finance a wheelchair van. Please read the “How Do You Finance a Wheelchair” article.

Yes. Our floor pan is far stronger than the original and over the years we have had numerous customers that have faired far better in crashes in one of our converted vans than they would have in an OEM van.

No. They all require that you send the van through one of their “authorized” dealers which will also add $5,000-$9,000 mark-up to your conversion price.

We have many mobility shops around the country that we have good relationships with (see Service Locations on our website). Call our warranty and parts dept FIRST and we will direct you to the closest service center and send them whatever parts might be necessary.

By starting with your or another pre-owned van and having Adaptive convert it at our factory direct price, you will certainly lose a lot less than you would on a “New” Handicap van from another of the large manufacturers. Your selling price will be far more reasonable than comparable vans from other companies.

Yes. We are not owned by a private equity firm nor a multinational giant. We are a family owned business, currently with three generations working here. All committed to being a blessing to people who need a safe, reasonably priced alternative to the overpriced wheelchair vans offered by most companies today.

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Where Does Our Inventory Come From? A.K.A. "Donor-Vans"

The majority of the vans we source for both our (Mobility Dealer re-sellers) and retail consumers arrive from the large rental car companies such as: Enterprise, Avis, and Budget. When rental vehicles reach pre-determined mileage limits (which vary between rental car companies) they are de-fleeted or removed from inventory, safety inspected, then offered up for sale at public dealer auctions. This is where having long term relationships in place with the Rental-Car Fleet Managers truly pay’s dividends. This relationship also allows us “first-pick” of only the best examples available on the market at that precise moment. In fact, we purchase these (pick of the litter vans) several at a time.  In doing so, it reduces our costs by avoiding additional auction and transportation fees, that would otherwise be passed onto you. By avoiding the fiercely competitive used-car market auctions, we’re able to purchase vehicles at a fair price. Unlike the retail automotive giants such as; Carmax, Drivetime, and Carvana. Which end-up paying a premium price for blemished vehicles, simply based upon market pressures to stock available inventory.

In Bob the Builder’s “Market Watch” Adaptive Vans CEO Bob “The Builder” Boston will show you what the current and available used market van prices are. Including special purchases of new vans from various automotive sources if we feel they warrant our attention.

We will then easily categorize them by each manufacturer:

Dodge Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica

This information will then be updated as wholesale market conditions change in real time. With this inside information, you’ll clearly see what you will and should pay for a van PRIOR to the conversion based upon our pass-through, insider-wholesale pricing.

So, take it from me “Bob the Builder”; Don’t overpay for a wheelchair accessible conversion because the competition refuses to provide transparent pricing. Factory direct savings means you pay a fair, non-inflated, transparent, wholesale price for the van AND the best possible conversion price available on the market now.

Give us a call today and allow my experienced Sales Team the opportunity to serve your Family through every step of the process. Because we’re not satisfied until your new accessible van is built, delivered and parked in your driveway!

Just thought you should know!

-Bob the Builder

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