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New England Wheelchair Van Collision Repair

Wheelchair Van Collision Repair at VMi New England Mobility Center, Bridgewater, MA

We can and will repair, service, preform preventative maintenance and help you with collision damage even if you bought your van elsewhere.

  • No Hassle Insurance Claim Handling
  • Direct Repair For Major Insurance Companies
  • State of the Art Collision Repair Facility
  • Baked on Finish
  • Expert Color Matching
  • Unibody & Frame Straightening
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Car Rental Available
  • Licensed Vehicle Estimator

Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs in MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and ME

For more than 30 years, the crew at VMi New England Mobility Collision Center has been offering auto body repairs that has developed strong relationships with our clients. As a locally owned facility, we provide you with affordable options. We also believe in fast, punctual service, so we don’t leave you waiting forever when you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

We’re quick to respond to your inquiries, and we can often offer same-day service from certified expert technicians. We handle foreign and domestic wheelchair van repair, and some of our services include:

  • Auto glass replacement
  • Auto body and dent repair
  • Towing service

When it’s in New England and mobility van auto body repairs that you need, The Mobility Center in Bridgewater, MA is one of the top shops to call. We’re here Monday – Friday and we’ll work by appointment on the weekends. Contact us today to request your sound estimate 508-697-6006.

Full Service Automotive Shop

The VMi New England Mobility Center’s Team in Bridgewater, MA offers a in-house body shop in addition to a auto service department that is staffed with the most qualified technicians ready to answer your questions and address your handicap van auto repair needs. Our auto body service and car repair experts have the experience to get your wheelchair accessible van back on the road in top condition. You can come from and where in New England to have one of our specialists repair your adapted vehicles, wheelchair vehicles, used adapted vehicles, or used conversion vans, conversion van or handicapped vehicle. Call anytime to schedule an appointment, or contact our van service department if you have any additional questions.

At the VMi New England Mobility Center we provide wheelchair accessible van body repair service for all make & model vans & mobility equipment. We service and repair most all brand mobility vehicles including BraunAbility and VMI van’s We perform body shop service, rust prevention, rust repair and warranty work on all the vehicles & products we sell. We repair wheelchair lifts in vans & buses for both private and commercial customers

Wheelchair Van Body Shop
With our in house down draft spray booth we can assist you with Autobody repair as well as work with insurance companies to be sure you get the proper support in repairing damaged wheelchahir accessible vehicles .

Full Service Automotive Shop
Our team of technicians also perform Full Service Auto repair so we can offer 1 stop shopping. Instead of using 2 different mechanics for the repair of one vehicle, let our trained service team handle all of your mechanical needs

Large Selection Of Wheelchair Van Parts In-Stock
We offer a large selection of parts for wheelchair lifts and wheelchair vans including: BraunAbility, VMI, Vision & more. Our expert staff in our service department are standing by to fix your mobility van. Whether you need a single part or would like to keep your entire fleet going, we have the name brand parts available. If we don’t have the exact part your looking for, we can get almost anything within a day. Give us a call today for all your wheelchair van needs.

New Wheelchair Lifts for vehicles in New England

New Wheelchair Lifts

mobility lift dealer, MA, RI, CT, VT, NH AND MAINE

For VMi New England Mobility Center and Automotive Innovations in Massachusetts is a well known Vantage Mobility International mobility lift dealer. Customers are able to select with assurance knowing they will obtain the most effective handicap products and services due to this fact. By offering the best assistive driving products on the market, their mission is to help disabled people in improving their lifestyle. For platform lift varieties, VMi New England Mobility Center and Automotive Innovations has Ricon Reliant, Clearway, Klearvue, Uni-Lite, and Slide Away for sale.

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New Accessible Vehicles from VMi New England Bridgewater, MA

New Accessible Vehicles

NewToyota Sienna Wheelchair Van

New Toyota Wheelchair Accessible Van

VMi New England Mobility Center and Automotive Innovations provides brand new Vantage Mobility International handicap vans for all of New England including around the Boston, Massachusetts area. Drop-cut floors, power handicapped ramps, and quick release seats are variations on these brand new handicap minivans (Summit and Northstar). Their new full sized handicapped vans can be manufactured with removable seating, many platform lift choices, drop-cut floors, raised van tops, and raised doors. Brand new Vantage Mobility International wheelchair accessible vans which are offered by VMi New England Mobility Center and Automotive Innovations in Boston are filled with important features like value, safety, and convenience.

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Wheelchair Van Repair Maintenance and Body Work

Winter Driving

Adaptive Equipment Installation, Repairs and Maintenance Inspections

Service Inspection for Wheelchair Accessible Minivans —

  • Check overall operating condition (abnormal noises, binding, grinding)
  • Clean and lube ramp hinges
  • Check tightness of ramp motor bolts /hinge bolts / rivets
  • Lubricate ramp pivot pin and bushings
  • Inspect and lubricate ramp drive arm
  • Operate ramp to ensure proper stow deploy switch adjustment
  • Verify manual operation of ramp
  • Clean door track & floor
  • Ensure drain holes are free of debris (lubricate all door hinges and locks)
  • Check door alignment and insure correct operation
  • Check sliding door harness for damage and proper operation
  • Inspect door operation cables
  • Inspect door full open switch
  • Test battery
  • Check kneel system operation, lubricate kneel chain & rollers
  • Verify operation of conversion with all switches and remotes
  • Check and adjust air tire pressure as posted on “b” pillar
  • Vacuum floor / clean ramp
  • Inspect and test transfer or jump-seat operation
  • Check all wiring for proper routing and condition
  • All interior and external lighting (including third brake light)

Scheduled Maintenance for Accessible Vans—Preventive maintenance plays a crucial part in the continued trouble-free operation of your adaptive equipment. All maintenance checks and repairs need to be pre-scheduled in advance. A scheduled check-up should be completed every six months. Most appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Please call us at 508-697-6006 to schedule your next service appointment.

While You Wait—Our entire staff wants you to feel at ease while we complete the maintenance and servicing of your vehicle. We provide comfortable reception areas with coffee and cable TV while you wait. For installations or repairs that may take longer then usual, we can have someone take you to a local restaurant or other destination until your automobile or van is ready.

 

Commercial Customers —VMi New England also provides maintenance, body work, automotive painting and repair services to commercial customers with ambulettes, paratransit buses, transport vans, and other wheelchair accessible vehicles equipped with Braun, Ricon, VMI and Maxon wheelchair lifts.

 

wheelchair van longevity vmi new england preventative maintenance program

Most every wheelchair van looks great on the showroom floor – when it’s shiny and new.

But, how will it hold up and perform after it’s out of the showroom?

2013 Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar wheelchair van longevity vmi new england preventative maintenance program

Over the past 27+ years we’ve put together a very comprehensive preventative maintenance program to address most if not all the things that can affect a wheelchair van’s reliability, durability, safety, and performance. Our goal is to make sure that you get the most you can out of your wheelchair accessible vehicle so that it will satisfy your needs for years to come.

The preventative maintenance program covers braking systems, exhaust systems, fuel systems, sliding door systems, suspension systems, electrical systems, and most important vehicle underbody.

wheelchair van longevity preventative maintenance program

Heres a van that rusted out due to no maintenance years before it should had

Most of the preventative maintenance program deals with the parts and pieces of a handicapped van that you’ll never see on the showroom floor. For more than 27 years we have been putting wheelchair vans up on hoists, removing body panels & interior panels, and our engineers have taking a hard look at what makes these handicap vans last. How were they put together? How were the wires, brake lines, and fuel lines routed and connected? How well was the fuel tank protected in the event of a collision? These are all important areas of our preventative maintenance program that you don’t want to wait until your handicap vehicle is broken down along side of a road in the middle of nowhere to take a look at.

Our engineers found some very interesting things that you should know about today, well before your van is rusting out or broken down on the side of the road. These are things that certainly help keep you safe and on the road, but when not addressed will cost you a lot of time and trouble years after your purchase, not to mention that they might also affect the vehicle performance and safety. Come to VMi New England and find out more!

We will take care of you and your van even if you bought it from someone else yesterday.

BraunAbility, Vantage Mobility, Eldorado, Amerivan, IMS, Tuscany

Our program can even help if you purchase a grey market converted van online.

Our preventative maintenance program can even help if you have a FMI Freedom Motors, AMS or Rollex wheelchair van.

As you learn more about mobility vans, we hope that you’ll also see that one company, Vmi New England, does it right — from top to bottom, front to back, even though maintenance does add cost to the vehicle. We think that our customers financial resources are well spent to ensure there van is going to last! Almost everyone has financial limitations and while most of us struggle to afford a vehicle alongside all of our other household expenses, you do want your new van to last more than 3 years before rusting and falling apart! At the New England Mobility Center, driven by Jim Sanders’s passion to always offer the best, longest-lasting handicapped vehicles for our customers, just doesn’t cut corners.

We invite you to come down and take a first hand look at how and why our passion sets us above any used car dealer or chain store version of a wheelchair van dealer. Come see a  complete line of side-entry and rear-entry vans for the handicapped, please visit our website: newenglandwheelchairvan.com.

State of the art Auto Body Repairs for Wheelchair Vans in New England

State of the art Auto Body Repairs for Wheelchair Vans in New England

Expert MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and Maine wheelchair van pait work

Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs

State of the art Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs

Our certified team of body and paint specialists will bring your wheelchair van or mobility vehicle back to its pre-accident condition using the most sophisticated technology and the finest in factory finish paints.

For more than 30 years, the crew at VMi New England Mobility Center has been servicing and repairing mobility vans including auto body collision work. As a locally owned facility, we provide you with affordable options. We also believe in fast, punctual service, so we don’t leave you waiting forever when you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

We’re quick to respond to your inquiries, and we can often offer same-day service from certified expert technicians. We handle foreign and domestic wheelchair van repair, and some of our services include:

  • Auto glass replacement
  • Auto body and dent repair
  • Towing service

 

Our goal at VMi New England Mobility Collision Center is to make it the most advanced facility for our customers as well as our employees. Downdraft spraybooths and individual prep stations allow our factory trained ASE certified autobody technicians to give your vehicle the attention it deserves in a clean and pleasant environment. If the damage to your vehicle is severe, At Our Mobility Collision Center we have the best frame racks available, which pull and stretch your vehicle back to factory specifications!

When it’s in New England and mobility van auto body repairs that you need, The Mobility Collision Center in Bridgewater, MA is one of the top shops to call. We’re here Monday – Friday and we’ll work by appointment on the weekends. Contact us today to request your sound estimate 508-697-6006.

Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs in MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and ME

Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs in MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and ME

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For more than 30 years, the crew at VMi New England Mobility Center has been offering auto body  collision repairs that has developed strong relationships with our clients. As a locally owned facility, we provide you with affordable options. We also believe in fast, punctual service, so we don’t leave you waiting forever when you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

We’re quick to respond to your inquiries, and we can often offer same-day service from certified expert technicians. We handle foreign and domestic wheelchair van repair, and some of our services include:

  • Auto glass replacement
  • Auto body and dent repair
  • Towing service

When it’s in New England and mobility van auto body repairs that you need, The Mobility Center in Bridgewater, MA is one of the top shops to call. We’re here Monday – Friday and we’ll work by appointment on the weekends. Contact us today to request your sound estimate 508-697-6006.

New England Wheelchair Van Collision Repair

Wheelchair Van Collision Repair at VMi New England Mobility Center, Bridgewater, MA

We can and will repair, service, preform preventative maintenance and help you with collision damage even if you bought your van elsewhere.

 

New England Wheelchair Van Collision Repair

  • No Hassle Insurance Claim Handling
  • Direct Repair For Major Insurance Companies
  • State of the Art Collision Repair Facility
  • Baked on Finish
  • Expert Color Matching
  • Unibody & Frame Straightening
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Car Rental Available
  • Licensed Vehicle Estimator

 

Wheelchair Van Auto Body Repairs in MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and ME

For more than 30 years, the crew at VMi New England Mobility Collision Center has been offering auto body repairs that has developed strong relationships with our clients. As a locally owned facility, we provide you with affordable options. We also believe in fast, punctual service, so we don’t leave you waiting forever when you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

We’re quick to respond to your inquiries, and we can often offer same-day service from certified expert technicians. We handle foreign and domestic wheelchair van repair, and some of our services include:

  • Auto glass replacement
  • Auto body and dent repair
  • Towing service

When it’s in New England and mobility van auto body repairs that you need, The Mobility Center in Bridgewater, MA is one of the top shops to call. We’re here Monday – Friday and we’ll work by appointment on the weekends. Contact us today to request your sound estimate 508-697-6006.

What To Do If You Get Into An Accident in my wheelchair van?

An accident can be distressing, but knowing what to do in advance can help you deal with the unexpected.

what to do if you get into an accident in my wheelchair van

Following a loss:

  • Stay at the scene in a safe place to gather information
  • Exchange information
  • Contact the police, or dial 911 if needed
  • Do not: advise your coverage limits or admit fault

Information to gather following a loss:

PHOTOS

  • Wheelchair van Damage (vehicles and/or property)
  • Mobility Van Accident scene (road conditions/skid marks/debris in roadway/vehicle positions)
  • Accident scene location identifiers (intersection/address/exit number)
  • Identification (clear photos of insurance cards, license plates, etc.)

DOCUMENT

  • Names, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of all occupants, including the number of occupants in the other car(s)
  • Names, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of all potential witnesses
  • Location (intersection/address/exit number)
  • Company name, policy number and phone number for other insurance companies
  • If emergency services respond: police department, police report number, phone number, officer name, badge number, ambulance company, fire department

Report the accident

Feel free to contact the mobility center in Bridgewater, MA with any question’s about insurance or body work for your wheelchair van. We offer full body shop repairs to all make and model wheelchair vans. We have equipment like frame machines and are equipped with a down draft spray booth.

 

Wheelchair Van Service, Body and Accident Repair in New England

wheelchair van service body work and accident repair

The VMi New England Mobility Center’s Team in Bridgewater, MA offers a in-house body shop in addition to a auto service department that is staffed with the most qualified technicians ready to answer your questions and address your handicap van auto repair needs. Our auto body service and car repair experts have the experience to get your wheelchair accessible van back on the road in top condition. You can come from and where in New England to have one of our specialists repair your adapted vehicles, wheelchair vehicles, used adapted vehicles, or used conversion vans, conversion van or handicapped vehicle.  Call anytime to schedule an appointment, or contact our van service department if you have any additional questions.

At the VMi New England Mobility Center we provide wheelchair accessible van body repair service for all make & model vans & mobility equipment. We service and repair most all brand mobility vehicles including BraunAbility and VMI van’s We perform body shop service, rust prevention, rust repair and warranty work on all the vehicles & products we sell. We repair wheelchair lifts in vans & buses for both private and commercial customers

Wheelchair Van Body Shop

With our in house down draft spray booth we can assist you with Autobody repair as well as work with insurance companies to be sure you get the proper support in repairing damaged wheelchahir accessible vehicles .

Full Service Automotive Shop

Our team of technicians also perform Full Service Auto repair so we can offer 1 stop shopping. Instead of using 2 different mechanics for the repair of one vehicle, let our trained service team handle all  of your mechanical needs

Large Selection Of Wheelchair Van Parts In-Stock

We offer a large selection of parts for wheelchair lifts and wheelchair vans including: BraunAbility, VMI, Vision & more. Our expert staff in our service department are standing by to fix your mobility van. Whether you need a single part or would like to keep your entire fleet going, we have the name brand parts available. If we don’t have the exact part your looking for, we can get almost anything within a day. Give us a call today for all your wheelchair van needs.

 

 

How Dodge Wheelchair Van Insurance Really Works

If your ever in a accident in your wheelchair van and have insurance questions or need your to have repairs made contact the experts at the Mobility Center in Bridgewater, MA with your questions 508-697-6006

2013 Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar wheelchair van body work and repairs

Whether you’re covering your old Caravan or your new Sprinter, you pay for insurance on your wheelchair van. Have you ever wondered why your rates look the way they do? Here’s a look at how Dodge wheelchair van insurance really works–and the three factors determining the price of your policy.

One: You

You have a significant impact on the price of your wheelchair van insurance. That’s because the insurance company looks at you quite closely in order to determine how risky they think you are. They use demographic information and relevant history to determine who much to charge you.

The insurance company knows that certain features are indicative of a higher likelihood of claims and they set prices accordingly.

US law prohibits insurers from discriminating against wheelchair drivers or anyone else with a disability. However, that doesn’t mean that the companies can’t consider one’s disability when making a pricing decision. They can and they do.

Two: Your Vehicle

Insurance companies also base policy pricing on the vehicle under considerations. That happens on multiple levels. Initially, they consider the value of the vehicle and the likely cost to repair or replace and/or the likely amount of damage it will cause to other vehicles in an accident. Additionally, they look at the likelihood of the particular vehicle under consideration being involved in an accident in the first place. Finally, they consider the safety of the vehicle.

If you have a full-sized Dodge wheelchair van, you’ll probably pay less than you will for a Grand Caravan. That’s because the Sprinter is less likely to be involved in accidents. The insurance companies study a massive supply of data to reach these conclusions; they’re not guesswork.

Unfortunately, that research reveals that drivers of wheelchair vans are at least slightly more likely to be involved in accidents than are other drivers. As such, owners of modified vehicles tend to pay more in premiums. Much of that is because repairing and replacing a modified wheelchair van can be a specialized and costly proposition.

Three: Your Coverage

The nature of your insurance coverage will have the greatest impact on your premium rates. If you’re only carrying minimum liability coverage in order to “stay legal” on a used Caravan, you’re going to pay considerably less than someone who has a comprehensive policy on a brand new Grand Caravan.

There are many different kinds of coverage ranging from that basic property liability coverage (which will pay for damages to the other party’s vehicle in an accident) to comprehensive coverage that will take care of damage to your vehicle from virtually any source. The levels of coverage, policy limits and deductible amounts will radically influence what you pay to keep your Dodge wheelchair van covered.

Obviously, price-consciousness can only go so far. You need to be certain that you do have adequate coverage for your Dodge wheelchair van and, in almost all cases, for your mobility aids and additions to the van.

Purchasing insurance for your Dodge is always a balancing act. You want to get the coverage you need without paying more than what you must. Understanding the factors that influence your rates may help you to do that.

Feel free to contact the mobility center in Bridgewater, MA with any question’s about insurance or body work for your wheelchair van. We offer full body shop repairs to all make and model wheelchair vans. We have equipment like frame machines and are equipped with a down draft spray booth