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All You Need To Know About Mobility Cars

For people with disabilities, driving with any of the mobility cars available in the market today can be the ultimate liberating experience. Designed specifically to aid them in taking control of their disabilities, this vehicle give them more mobility and freedom to enjoy what used to hinder their actions. They can now shop for their own groceries or go on a short driving trip at the part instead of being holed up at home. A great improvement from mobility scooters, driving a mobility car allows them more safety and security while in transit. Keep in mind though that these cars cannot accommodate all physical challenges but can be designed in such a way that it answers specific needs of a driver. In the UK and other countries abroad, this type of car is often obtained through “motability” arrangement.

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How Does It Work

For people with physical disability like multiple sclerosis, polio and among others, mobility cars are convenient means for them to get from one place to another especially in cases when long walks can either be debilitating or risky to their health. Once a physical disablement is thereby given to a disabled person who has a driver’s license, he or she can apply for one. In the UK, requirements to avail of one are the following:

  • Medical Assessment. They must be assessed by a certified physician and given full medical abstract for use in the application. It must be stated that the patient requires transport and can operate such safely.
  • License. Unless on a lease agreement, subject driver must have a full driving license.
  • Zero Traffic Record. Person buying or leasing one must have zero driving disqualifications and convictions or any record for that matter.
  • Certifications. In the UK, requirements also include HRMC or Higher Rate Mobility Component or a WPMS (War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement).

Mobility Cars Leasing Scheme

Most common scheme in mobility cars is to lease this particular car from a reliable dealership. Like UK’s motability scheme, this usually depends on subsequent mileage limit. There are also certain pre-termed conditions when leasing a mobility car such as:

  • Use of Car. It must only used by or for the benefit of the person on contract. He can be the driver or the passenger but the central revolves around the disabled person enjoying the benefit.
  • Registered Drivers. You can register household members who can drive the car if the disabled person cannot drive. However, driving activities using the car must be for the benefit of the disabled person and appointed driver must also bear no disqualifications and convictions in road traffic safety within the last five years or so.

Benefits of Mobility Cars

Mobility cars do not really differ from other car models out there in terms of appearance. These cars, however, are retrofitted with necessary mechanisms that can assist the disabled driver of his needs. From mechanical hand controls to steering aids, wheel chair and permanent swivel seats, left-foot accelerators, ancillaries remote control, pedal mechanism modifications, electronic accelerators, person hoists, stowage for wheelchairs, pedal guards, and electric handbrakes. Not only will mobility cars bring in more comfort, convenience and ease of access to a disabled driver or passenger, it also gives them a chance to enjoy life like normal people do amidst their frailties. Motability leasing schemes, on the other hand, allow more affordable options for these type of transportation arrangement. Not only is the disabled client protected with preventive maintenance, they are also given free training course to adjust safely to their vehicle.

Tips in Choosing

There are a lot of considerations to take when you decide to buy or lease any of the mobility cars on the market. From wheelchair space, seat height, legroom, grab handles, and other adaptive aids, choosing one must be carefully assessed to ensure safety on the road and comfort to the disabled driver. There are independent sites which offer car measurement guides for those who plan to buy one. These guides provide accurate measurements as well as insights on adaptive mobility equipment which you might rely on. From air conditioning to steering and speed adaptations, gear box, storage space, chair swiveling mechanism, and so on, taking a car for a spin before buying would definitely make a wise investment.

Dealership on Leasing Agreement

When deciding to lease mobility cars, you might want to check out “motability” websites to help steer you to an accredited one nearest your area. The UK has thousands of motability-approved dealerships making it easier to find one. Carefully choose at least two or three dealers and do comprehensive analysis on what each can offer. If you must, look for a dealer that can provide you with transportation to-and-fro its showroom. Client-centric ones often offer the best deals in the market. Choose a car brand not for its aesthetic appearance but rather on its adaptability mechanism to satisfy your needs.

Indeed, mobility cars are important in this day and age to disabled individuals who wish to enjoy life on the road. This gives them the joy of exercising their independence amidst the disability they have to contend with day after day. Whether you buy or lease, choosing the best one that justifies your needs must be carefully planned.

Mobility Cars For Sale

If you or one of your family members is a wheelchair user, then you will be fully aware (hopefully) of Mobility cars and the essential use of them. There are companies that can help you with the purchase of a mobility car but a lot of the time it’s a big headache and there are a lot of hidden costs.

If you take a look below you will see a selection of current mobility cars for sale and hopefully there will be one you like.

A vehicle that is wheelchair accessible is a car that has been converted in order to accommodate your wheelchair. What this enables is that you can travel either as a driver or as the passenger while still sitting in your wheelchair which makes things a lot easier as you no longer have to worry about popping out to the shops and more importantly you are not bound to relying on friends and family to take you places.

Some of the features that you should look out for on a mobility car.

  • Built in ramp or a lift for the bigger cars
  • Access from the side or the back of the car
  • A lowered floor to maximise the headroom and the car
  • Also look for some wheelchair anchor points as this will be helpful.

There are different sizes or mobility car so I will quickly go through them now and I have also put them into three size groups just to make it a little easier for you.

Large Mobility Cars

if you normally carry passengers and will need a number of seats or your wheelchair is or a size then a large mobility car is going to be very important for you. You will also need to consider whether or not you need to carry a lot of equipment with you.

Medium Sized Mobility Cars

This is the size mobility car that most people are happy with and that demographic are people who carry four or more people and have an amount of equipment but not huge amounts.

Small Mobility Cars

These mobility cars tend to have a ramp and can usually have up to four passengers

Rally Cars For Sale

In the UK, many people enjoy all kinds of motor sport and rallying is one of them very popular motor sports.

Getting into rallying is very easy to do and one of the main aspects of getting into rallying is finding that perfect rally car. Before we get into a looking for rally cars for sale. There are probably a few questions that you need to ask before you start trawling the internet for rally cars for sale.

So you want to be a rally driver you want to be like the late, great Colin McRae it will take time and dedication and a fair amount of money. Having said that, rally driving is one of the cheapest sports to get involved with and also extremely exciting.

One thing I would recommend that when you consider getting into rally driving and that his to have some car handling experience. I’m not talking about just driving cars generally on the road, but I would actually suggest that at the very least you’re getting some track days under your hat even if it is at your local go-kart track as this will benefit you immensely. I would also suggest that you start with a slower car at first, and after that when you can drive a slow car fast and when you learn to carry speed through all the corners, you can take the next step up to a faster more powerful car. This will make you a considerably better rally driver, and I have seen it before when some chap has spent £30K on a brand-new rally car and thinks that they can drive and writes the car off on the first stage of his rally driving career. As I said before getting into rally driving it takes complete dedication and time, but if you do it right, then you will be successful.

One of the biggest questions I get asked about rally driving is whether you should start in an all wheel drive (AWD), front wheel drive (FWD) or rear wheel drive (RWD) vehicle. A lot of people think that having an all wheel drive turbo car will make it competitive. However, this is not the case and depending on your driving style and your experience I would always suggest starting out in a two wheel drive car. A lot of people started rally driving in front wheel drive low powered cars. Once again, learn to drive a slow car fast and smooth, and this will make you a very competitive rally driver.

When looking at rally cars for sale I should point out that buying a turbo all wheel drive vehicle will go through brakes and tyres like they are going out of fashion, and this will add to your expense, and so I would always recommend a two wheel drive vehicle over a four-wheel-drive. Furthermore, something else to consider is that when a turbo blows up, it can lead to destroying a perfectly good engine and also the turbo is extremely costly to just replace and that does not even include the labour charges if you can’t do it yourself.

I hope you’ve found this article to be of some use and as a guideline when you’re looking for rally cars for sale.

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