PRLog - March 13, 2012 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Did you know that when you buy or lease a new car that most auto manufacturers will help pay for a disabled driver to get a wheelchair lift, scooter lift, van conversion, hand controls, tie downs, and other adaptive equipment? The reimbursement amount is different with every auto manufacturer and you have to have the claim submitted within a certain amount of months of vehicle purchase to be reimbursed. But the money is there for you. ScooterLink.com can show you how to take advantage of these programs.
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Here's how it works. Let's say you purchase a Ford Explorer and you decide you want to bring your power wheelchair or scooter with you on your travels. With Ford you have up to six months from the time of vehicle purchase to submit your claim and they will pay up to $1,200 for your wheelchair lift or scooter lift. Once you purchase your wheelchair lift from ScooterLink.com they will send out a technician to install your lift any where in the continental United States. They will then give you the paid invoice to submit to your auto dealer for reimbursement. It's as easy as that. There may be some paperwork you need to fill out at the dealer but that will depend on each individual auto dealer. ScooterLink.com's customer service agents will help you along the way and provide any information the auto dealer needs from them.
ScooterLink.com installs lifts and works with auto makers nationwide. Their customer service agents are extremely knowledgeable on which wheelchair lift will work with your vehicle and model of power wheelchair or mobility scooter. All you need to do is give them a call. They make it that easy. ScooterLink.com's toll free number is (888) 910-0444.
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More information on the individual Manufacturer's Reimbursement Programs
Here are a few of the automakers that will help pay for wheelchair lifts etc:
GM, Saturn, Ford and Chrysler, Toyota and Lexus.
Through the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, customers can receive up to $1,000 reimbursement PLUS two extra years of standard OnStar service (a retail value of about $400 or more) at no additional cost when they buy or lease an eligible new GM vehicle and adapt it with eligible mobility equipment modifications (e.g., hand controls, scooter hoist, wheelchair lift). OnStar is the world's most comprehensive in-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system and is available on more than 50 GM vehicles. Features include a Link to Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Automatic Crash Response, and more. Together, GM Mobility and OnStar can help provide greater mobility and a heightened sense of confidence. All GM brands (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn) are included in the program. Limit $1,000 total reimbursement per eligible vehicle. To qualify for the Reimbursement Program, vehicle must be adapted and a claim submitted within 12 months of the date of vehicle purchase/lease. To learn more, call the GM Mobility Assistance Center toll-free at 1-800-323-9935 or visit gmmobility.com.
Automobility is about buying or leasing a vehicle that's exactly right for your lifestyle and transportation needs. When you buy or lease a new Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle from a participating dealer, Chrysler provides up to $1,000 cash reimbursement to help cover the cost of installing the adaptive driver or passenger equipment on your new vehicle. Conversions to minivans may be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000, while conversions to all other eligible Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep models qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $750. Dodge Sprinter models qualify for a maximum reimbursement of $500 on rear wheelchair lifts. For more information, contact Automobility Program Headquarters toll free at 800-255-9877 or in Canada call 800-265-6908. You may also visit www.chryslerautomobility.com.
Ford Motor Company
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program provides up to $1,200 toward the cost of adaptive equipment, or up to $200 for after-market alert hearing devices, lumbar support seats or running boards on a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle (when not available from the factory.) Also available is Ford Credit Mobility Financing. Visit your local dealer for compete details.
The Jaguar Mobility Program provides financial reimbursement of up to $1,000 toward the installation of adaptive equipment and $200 toward the installation of an after-market alert hearing device on eligible new and previously untitled vehicles purchased or leased from a U.S. Jaguar dealer during program effective dates. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000. Please see your authorized Jaguar dealer for complete program information.
Lexus will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible retail customer, for the exact cost of purchasing and installing qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities. This offer applies to all purchased or leased new 2001, 2002, and 2003 Lexus vehicles. Leased vehicles require written lessor approval of adaptive equipment installations. All vehicles must be delivered during the program period beginning October 1, 2001 and ending September 30, 2002. Click here for more information.
Customers will be reimbursed by the Saturn Mobility Program for the cost of after-market driver of passenger adaptive aids, including installation, or reinstallation, in an amount up to a maximum of $1000 when such equipment is installed on an eligible Saturn vehicle. For more information, contact the Saturn Mobility Program, toll free at 800-553-6000 (TTY Users: 800-833-6000. In Canada call 800-553-6000.
Assistance Program Guidelines - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will provide a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer, for the exact cost they paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities.*
* Reimbursement will not be made in cases where the equipment and/or installation are being paid for by another source.
Volkswagen will refund $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access equipment is installed. For more information, contact Volkswagen of America, Inc., Mobility Access Program, PO Box 214378, Auburn Hills, MI, 48321-9975 or toll free at 1-800-DRIVE VW. Or visit Volkswagen on the web at www.vw.com
Mobility by Volvo is an extension of the Volvo philosophy that travels from the Volvo Retailer to your driveway. The goal is to assist persons with mobility challenges or hearing impairments so their transportation needs will be met within the extraordinary comfort and safety of a specially adapted Volvo. Customers receive up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the cost of adding adaptive equipment to an eligible new Volvo and up to $200 on an alert hearing device, per vehicle. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000.
Mobility by Volvo Center
P.O. Box 312290
Detroit, MI 48231
Phone: (800) 833-5222
TTY: (800) 833-0312
Fax: (800) 292-7842
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