When your vehicle has been converted to handicap accessible, it has become an important “lifeline” that gives you independence as well as the desired transportation. Therefore, it is crucial that you maintain it on a regular basis. You want it to be there and be ready to go each time you need it.
Following are some tips that will help you with the scheduling of the maintenance:
1. You will save money, time, and aggravation if you have your vehicle serviced by professionals at the scheduled times. That will allow problems to be found and corrected at their early stages before they become obstacles to your having the availability and the proper performance of your vehicle.
2. You want to know that you are being kept safe as you travel to destinations, whether local or further away. You don’t want to experience a major breakdown, which would be difficult to handle if you are a person with a disability or limited mobility. If the breakdown is due to neglect, it could not only cost a lot of money to fix, but it would also put your vehicle out of working condition for quite some time and not be available when you need it perhaps for medical and other important appointments.
3. You don’t want diminished performance just because your vehicle is getting older. Maintenance is even more important at that stage and can keep your vehicle going for a much longer time and continue to increase its lifespan.
4. Listen for any abnormal noises so that you can report any grinding, rattling, sputtering, clicking, or anything else unusual so that your mechanic can try to diagnose what is causing it and how to fix it.
5. Keep up with tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks, making sure that all lights and wiring are properly working, tire pressure, alignment, air conditioner, heater, along with any other appropriate and necessary inspections.
6. To keep the warranties intact, have your qualified mobility professional inspect and service your vehicle for any damage, wear, lubrication and other needs including the power doors, lifts, etc.
Taking care of your specially-equipped handicap vehicle should be among your primary concerns. Regular attention by professionals is the answer that will give you peace of mind. Consider the maintenance to be an investment in sought-after freedom by being sure that your vehicle is kept in good operating shape and performing reliably.