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. In this post, we’re going to help you take the steps that you need to in order to ensure that your handicap van is ready for winter roads.
1. Schedule routine repairs
If your mobility van is in need of any repairs, especially to its brakes, it’s now or never! There’s no worse time than winter to break down on the side of the road due to a forgotten or delayed repair.
2. Refill your wiper fluid
When it comes to visibility, snow is only half of the problem. Road salt, combined with melting snow can create a grimy, impenetrable haze on your vehicle’s windshield. Refill – or better yet, replace – your washer fluid to ensure you have a clear, unobstructed view of the roads.
3. Inspect your tires
Obviously, well-maintained tires are going to offer better grip on icy roads. Take a close look at your tire’s treads, checking for wear and damage, to ensure that your handicap van is able to rise to the challenge of navigating difficult roads.
At Clock Mobility, we offer a range of popular minivans, all converted to solve the problems faced by people with mobility issues. From rear entry to side entry wheelchair vans, our catalog is certain to contain the vehicle that you need. If you’ve been searching for a way to hit the roads and maintain your independence, contact us today to learn more about our vans.