On-site demonstrations are welcome but by appointment only to ensure Covid safe procedures and PPE is in place and prepared for customers and staff safety.
Free UK Home Demonstration
If you would like a free* demonstration of one of our wheelchair vehicles, please contact us and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment. We’ve put together a checklist below of some of the things you should consider before and during a vehicle demonstration, to help you decide whether a particular WAV is right for you.
*UK Mainland Only
When choosing your next vehicle, you should think about any changes over the next few years which could affect the suitability of the vehicle and consider your ongoing needs and requirements.
It goes without saying, but it’s essential that the wheelchair user is present at the demonstration itself. You’ll want to assess the suitability of the restraints, the comfort of the ride and the entry height – and of course make sure it meets your needs and preferences.
It’s also a good idea to have as many people present as possible who will be using the vehicle to get a feel for the vehicle’s functionality, space and convenience.
What do I need to know before my WAV demo?
Wheelchair size Including:
Wheelchair weight can have an effect on the type of wheelchair restraints you will require, which may also impact the type of WAV that will be suitable. Do not worry, our sales team will do all of these calculations for you once we have established your requirements.
Things to Consider
If you have any further questions about your upcoming WAV demonstration or just want to find out a bit more, feel free to contact our team on: 0345 608 8020
- Is there enough space to get in and out easily?
- Is there enough space to comfortably manoeuvre your wheelchair into position?
- Are you likely to change your wheelchair in the next few years?
- Is there sufficient headroom clearance at the point of entry?
- Are you comfortable with the position of your wheelchair in the vehicle?
- Is there enough storage space for any equipment you usually travel with?
- Are there enough seats for the people you usually travel with?
- Can your family and/or carer comfortably operate the lift or ramp?
- Are they comfortable with and able to use the wheelchair tie downs?
- Are they comfortable that they will be able to operate the lift/ramp and wheelchair tiedowns repeatedly and on a daily basis without difficulty?
- Do you need any extra features, such as an electric winch, to help you up the ramp and into the vehicle?
- Are you comfortable in your wheelchair when the vehicle is in motion?
- Does your height when seated in your wheelchair affect what you can see and does this affect your comfort when travelling in the vehicle?
- On regular journeys do you encounter speed bumps, if so, is there enough ground clearance?
- Is the driver comfortable and confident driving the vehicle?
Does the driver have clear visibility?
Where You Usually Park
- Are there size or height restrictions?
- Is there space to park the vehicle at home?
- Do you have enough room behind the WAV for access via the ramp or lift?