WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair

Arrange a demonstration

The supplier will let you test drive the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) and they’ll show you how all the features work, like ramps, lifts and tie-downs.

We’ll help you make the right choice

There’s nothing like having a demonstration to see how one Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle compares to another. The supplier will bring a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle to your home, with no pressure to lease or choose that vehicle.

Have someone with you

Make sure the driver and anyone you regularly travel with is with you at your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle demonstration. If you have a carer, they need to be happy helping you into the vehicle, securing your wheelchair and driving.

Have your equipment ready

If you normally travel with luggage or equipment, have it with you at your demonstration so you can check you have enough space. Practise using the tie-downs to secure your wheelchair in place as some people can find this tricky.

Take a test drive

Visit places you regularly go and drive on roads that you usually drive on, to see if the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle suits your daily life. Park at car parks you regularly visit, and check there's enough space for the ramp, and to get in and out.

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“Take your time and make sure you’re happy.”

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Practise using its features

Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier will demonstrate how all the features work. Practise with these yourself to check you're comfortable and confident with using them.

Think about the future

Consider whether your needs might change during your lease and whether you might need a bigger wheelchair at some point. As this might impact the size of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle you need, or the how many seats you have for passengers.

Make the most of your test drives

Take your time and try everything out, and ask questions. It’s all about finding the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that works best for you. Here are a few things to think about.


Things to check inside the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

  • Make sure you can get in and out easily
  • Check there’s enough space to move your wheelchair into position
  • Make sure there’s enough space for your mobility equipment
  • Check there are enough seats for the people you usually travel with
  • Check you’re comfortable with the air conditioning and the heater, especially in a larger Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
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Things to check on the road

  • Make sure you or your carer are comfortable using the lift or ramp
  • Check you’re happy with how you drive the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, like whether you prefer manual or automatic
  • Think about whether there are lots of speed bumps on your usual routes
  • Check whether there are height restrictions on the roads you normally drive on
  • When you park, check if there’s enough room for the ramp to extend and for you to get out

Speak to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier

You can start applying online, from the comfort of your home. Then speak to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier and they’ll arrange a home demonstration for you.

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What you’ll get in our worry‑free package

Insurance cover

Insurance cover

We’ll arrange this for you. You can add up to three named drivers and can change these at any time.


Servicing and MOT

We’ll cover your regular services and routine repairs, to keep your vehicle running perfectly.

Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover

We’ll give you RAC cover, so you can travel with peace of mind.


Continued support

Call your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier and they’ll be happy to help.

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