After weeks of conducting your research, going for a test drive, and speaking with service professionals, you finally made a decision regarding a new eco-friendly vehicle.
Money is discussed and agreed upon, papers are signed, and the keys are handed over.
You’re done, right?
Not if the vehicle you just bought is unequipped for accessibility access.
One major task completed, one more to go.
Automobile Rebate Programs for Accessibility
For those unaware of where to begin, consider this: did you know that many automobile manufacturers offer mobility programs established to provide cash reimbursements for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle purchase or lease? It’s true!
But first, what is adaptive and mobility equipment?
Adaptive devices are those that assist with daily living and whose design assists the user with being more independent. Driving is an important part of our daily activities. Adaptive equipment for the vehicle assists in making the driver more independent. Adapting a vehicle for accessibility is a permanent change. The following section is a list of the adaptive and mobility equipment sold by Handi-Ramp.
Handi-Ramp Specializes in Custom Van Ramps and Wheelchair Hitch Carriers
Handi-Ramp specializes in the custom van ramps where the ramp is attached at the back or side of the vehicle. We also sell wheelchair hitch carriers that are attached to the back of the vehicle and allow you to transport a scooter. This equipment is eligible for a reimbursement from automobile manufacturers.
- Transit connect (Ford) – back of vehicle
- Sprinter Van Ramps (many makes of vehicles Dodge, Mercedes etc.)
- Wheelchair hitch carriers
Automobile manufacturers who currently offering reimbursement programs:
Acura Customer Service 1-800-382-2238.
Contact Automobility Program Headquarters at (800) 255-9877 or U.S. Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep dealership to find out about the to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the installation of adaptive equipment.
Please contact the Ford Mobility Motoring Customer Care Center at 1-800-952-2248. Financial assistance for installation of adaptive equipment on a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle is offered.
To learn more about a reimbursement of $1,000 on selected vehicles and other security services, please visit our web site or call us toll-free at 1-800-323-9935 (TTY users 1-800-833-9935). Vehicle must be adapted and a claim submitted within 6 months of the vehicle purchase/lease date.
Please complete a form on the Honda website, at your local Honda dealer or via Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009.
Jaguar Mobility Program
For information about the Jaguar Mobility Program call 1-800-207-5517 or TTY 1-800-833-0312.
Please call Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987 or 1-800-443-4999 (TDD). The Lexus Mobility Program applies to all purchased or leased new 2001 and later Lexus vehicles. Leased vehicles require advance written approval from the lessor in order to make adaptive alterations.
Please contact the Toyota Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-331-4331 about the Toyota Mobility Program to install adaptive equipment. A tow package is required to be purchased with this adaptive reimbursement package with these vehicles.
To learn more about the assistive transportation program for the mobility and hearing impaired, you can contact the Mobility by Volvo Center at 1-800-803-5222.
Please contact Volkswagen of America at 1-800-DRIVE VW about a refund of up to $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access or ramp equipment is installed.
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