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How to Make Sure Your Wheelchair Van Is Ready For Snowy Roads

Wheelchair Van

Tags: Handicap vans, wheelchair vans

2/10/2016

With winter in full swing, now's the time to make sure that your wheelchair van is in peak condition. From lowered visibility to decreased brake efficiency, snowy conditions bring with them a host of complications. More than anything, though, ice-covered roads are unforgiving and every year more than 35,000 people are injured while driving in snowy and icy conditions. To keep your family safe, there are a number of precautions that you should take before committing to a drive in these hazardous conditions.

3 Tips to Follow When Driving Your Wheelchair Van This Winter

Driving in the snow

Tags: Winter Driving

1/26/2016

Winter is a tough time for drivers, especially here in Michigan. With the icy road conditions and unpredictable weather patterns, it can be hard to know when it’s safe to hit the roads. In most cases, though, it helps to be prepared. When you’re considering going out in your handicap van, it’s important to keep a few things in mind: safety first and always have a backup plan. In this post, we’re going to provide you with three helpful tips that will ensure that you stay safe while driving your wheelchair van this winter.

Three Tips to Follow When Shopping for a Wheelchair Van

Wheelchair Van

Tags: Wheelchair Van

1/4/2016

If you’re in the market for a wheelchair van, you’ve likely been overwhelmed by the number of options and features available. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that will be driven every day or one that will only see occasional use, it’s still essential that you approach your purchase in an organized way. Not only will this ensure that you get the right handicap van for your needs, it can save you both time and money. Today, we’re going to give you three easy tips to keep in mind when purchasing your wheelchair van.

How to Determine Whether You Should Rent or Buy Your Wheelchair Van

Wheelchair Van

Tags: Wheelchair Van

12/15/2015

Purchasing or renting a handicap van is a big decision. Depending on your situation, finances and personal preferences, there are benefits to both options. In order to determine the best route for you, it’s best to ask a few questions that will help you make the most reasoned, well-informed decision. In this post, we’re going to go over a number of these questions and, hopefully, help you arrive at the solution that will work best for you in the long run.

The ‘Pure Michigan’ Road Trip in Your Wheelchair Accessible Van

South Haven

Tags: Pure Michigan, Road Trip, Wheelchair Accessible Van

9/8/2015

If you’ve been considering taking a trip in your mobility van, you might be interested in Randal Olson’s “Pure Michigan” road trip. Starting in Kalamazoo, you can make the optimized 2,098-mile loop with just 40 hours on the road, leaving plenty of time to take in the sights. Of course, you can always take an abridged version, as well, to soak in the beautiful fall colors before winter hits. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the nearby stops on Olson’s trip to learn how your wheelchair accessible van can help you have an enjoyable – and memorable – summer vacation.

Accessible Vans and Your Dream Vacation

Tags: Accessible van, dream vacation

10/9/2014

Most people dream of relaxing by taking a luxurious vacation… for those with mobility issues, however, that dream can be a little more complicated. Finding comfortable transportation to the airport or – even more difficult – across the country can prove to be a challenging task. One of the ways that Clock Mobility Vans aims to simplify this endeavor is by making it possible for anyone, regardless of physical limitations, to get where they want to go.

Hand Controls

hand controls

Tags: Hand controls, mobility, modified steering control

7/6/2013

As many people who use wheelchairs are now finding out, the world has changed thanks to a growing technology that allows access to vehicles to those who were previously restricted. The mobility that these adaptive vans create is essential for independence and ease in traveling. There are several types of modifications that are typically made to these kinds of vans, each for a specific purpose that addresses the individual needs of the clients. For example, there are amazingly effective hand controls that allow a driver to operate a vehicle without the use of foot pedals.

Find the Right Driver’s Seat to Make You More Mobile

Tags: driver's seat, mobile, mobility

1/7/2013

You want to get around town. For that matter, you need to get around town. You need to go to the store, see friends, be mobile. If you use a wheelchair or scooter, however, you may think getting around is too much of a hassle to impose on yourself or your friends and family.

Handicap Vans

Handicap Vans

Tags: Handicap vans, wheelchair vans

10/5/2012

One of the most important aspects of mobility in the United States involves the usage of automobiles to perform everyday tasks and to get to important events. Many traditional vehicles do not have handicap accessible features, so those in wheelchairs are simply unable to finished requirements without assistance from others. Handicap vans are one way that those in wheelchairs or other types of handicaps are able to gain mobility and self reliance. There are many companies throughout the United States that are able to customize certain models of vans in order to make them fully accessible and functional to the people that must have these features.

Universal Design and Clock’s Mobility Vans

Tags: clock mobility vans, Universal design

8/4/2012

Universal design, also called inclusive design, is a philosophy that encourages the production of buildings, vehicles and products that are accessible to all people. Whether a user is elderly, not disabled or is currently suffering from a disability, proponents of universal design believe that a fundamental goal of any design process should be broad, inherent accessibility.

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