Approved Used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: how to ensure value for money and aftercare

Sirus Automotive explain the advantages of purchasing an Approved Used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) and how to ensure you get the best service and aftersales support. 

Before purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV), ask your supplier specific questions about the car’s condition. Doing so ensures your second-hand car has been through specific checks before it’s delivered, which means you will receive the correct aftersales support and service.  

Sirus Automotive’s promise

We recommend Sirus Automotive as a reliable dealer if you want to buy a used WAV. Sirus is an approved RAC dealer, meaning all their Approved Used WAVs go through a rigorous RAC-approved 82-point checklist before being released for sale.

The company will carry out a vehicle history check to determine the number of previous owners and any past issues with the vehicle, including any prior accidents. All of their Approved Used WAVs include a 12-month MOT Certificate and can be available in just 1-2 weeks, depending on the adaptations required.

Incentives

If you’re still unsure, Sirus Automotive also has a range of incentives that can make purchasing a vehicle from them more appealing. 

You will receive up to £500 towards your first year’s insurance from specialist WAV insurance provider, Fish Insurance (*available on selected WAVs), if you buy from Sirus.

In addition, you will get a 2-3-year RAC Warranty* and one year free RAC breakdown Cover (roadside, recovery, at home) that offers peace of mind when you’re out and about. However, if you get into an accident, Sirus offers RAC Accident Care for the duration of your breakdown cover.

Red wheelchair adapted car with the back door open. There is a ramp leading up to inside the car and you can see inside the car. Inside the car there is space for a wheelchair where a seat would be.

Available Approved Used WAV

Upfront Passenger 

Designed so you can travel upfront as a passenger from the comfort of your wheelchair. Ideal for on-street parking with space for five people as standard and side entry.

Drive From Wheelchair 

Enables you to drive from the comfort of your wheelchair and eliminates the need for strenuous transfers. The fully automated rear access control system ensures you don’t need assistance.

Internal Transfer 

The Internal Transfer is designed so that you can transfer from your wheelchair to a standard driver’s seat. The fully automated rear access control system ensures you don’t need assistance.

Picture of a wheelchair adapted van taken from the back. The boot is open and the whole inside of the car can be seen. There are no seats in the back except two facing each other which can be moved for passengers to sit on. There is no drivers seat but there are rails to lock a wheelchair safely in place instead.

Example Vehicles

Ford Drive From Wheelchair / Upfront Passenger 

Drive from your wheelchair with the upfront passenger conversion that’s designed to give you total flexibility. Or travel upfront as a passenger, with the option to switch places at any time.

Dacia Jogger Rear Seated Passenger 

A unique rear wheelchair passenger conversion based on the highly acclaimed family car, the Dacia Jogger, with space for six people (five plus wheelchair).

Kia Soul Rear Seated Passenger 

A unique rear wheelchair passenger conversion based on the highly acclaimed family car, the Kia Soul. It’s an ideal seating configuration for a family as the wheelchair user sits alongside the other rear passenger.

Check out Sirus’ Approved Used stock here and book a free home demonstration today.

For more information about Sirus Automotive’s used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, call their sales office on 0121 505 7777 or email sales@sirusautomotive.co.uk

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