Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Mobility Devices And Vehicles

By Dons Medical Equipment |

Don's Medical - Month 5 - # 2 - Blog Banner.jpg

Mobility devices don’t just help people with disabilities get around. They open up a whole new world of possibilities, help individuals regain independence and have been proven to boost morale significantly. However, buying mobility equipment can be a little tricky as you need to consider factors such as comfort and the device’s integration with things like vehicles and lifts.

As experts in mobility equipment sales and service, we want to help you ensure you enjoy a pleasant purchasing experience and the benefits of using a mobility device. To help you do so, Don’s Medical Equipment has listed some of the most common mistakes people with disabilities make when buying a vehicle.

1. Purchasing new mobile devices that don’t support their needs
A mistake we see people make far too often is going out to the car dealer and purchasing a new vehicle over the weekend and finding out later that it cannot handle their mobility devices. It is not wise to buy a car without checking with a professional to verify if it is able to support your needs, as, with specific makes and models, installation of equipment is not advisable or not feasible.

2. Taking advice from the wrong people
We have also come across people taking the advice of the vehicle salesperson regarding functionality of their mobility device. The salesperson just wants to make a sale and dishonestly tells them that the vehicle is able to handle their current devices. After the purchase is complete, it is hard to get the dealership to change it to a different vehicle. Some dealerships will not take vehicles back after they have been signed for it and driven off of the lot.

3. Attempting mobility device repairs on your own
Another common mistake people make is thinking they can fix their broken mobility equipment themselves. They seem to forget modern mobility devices are highly complex and require in-depth technical knowledge to repair and maintain. Attempting DIY mobility device repair and maintenance can be dangerous, detrimental to your health and cost more money in the long run.

4. Not testing the mobility device
An avoidable misstep some people make is buying their relatives or loved ones a new mobility device and finding out later that the relative doesn’t like it or has a hard time using it. This is not the time for a surprise, and it’s best to bring your loved one to the store so that they can see the equipment and try it out.

5. Buying medical mobility devices from unreputed distributors
Finally, don’t buy mobility devices from unreputed distributors as this can lead to problems in the future. As mobility devices get more and more advanced, service and maintenance from certified and competent technicians become increasingly vital to the long-term operation of your equipment. Purchasing your mobility device from dealers who do not hold themselves accountable can lead to uncalled-for expenses and stress.

To help you steer clear of these errors and take advantage of the best mobility devices, reach out to Don’s Medical Equipment. We are a veteran-owned business that has been in operation for thirty-plus years. As factory-authorized technicians in Temple, Texas, we will help you repair and buy wheelchairs, power chairs, lift chairs, and mobility scooters across Temple, Waco, Bryan-College Station, Georgetown, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lampasas, and Kempner, Texas. We have been in this business for more than two and a half decades and pride ourselves on ensuring that we meet our clients’ needs.

To learn more about how we can help you, please click here. If you have any questions about mobility devices, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.