Consumers should be very wary of buying a used converted van online. For one thing, you don’t know if what you’re getting is safe
(PRWEB) January 16, 2013
With dealers pushing new 2013 deals and trying to move current inventory to make way for newer models, it's a great time to make a trade-in or sell your current vehicle. Car owners with modified vehicles may have a harder time trading in a vehicle with ramps or lifts, or even finding a buyer in this niche market.
M.C. Mobility Systems, an Ohio-based wheelchair van dealership, is hosting a trade-in event to provide an easy way to sell a used wheelchair van. On January 14, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., all four Ohio M.C. Mobility Systems dealerships will be hosting a trade-in event for disabled consumers looking to buy or sell a wheelchair accessible van. This event is, in part, an effort to educate consumers about how the trade-in process is different for people with disabilities.
“When consumers have something to sell the first place they go is the web,” says general manager, Dennis Charvat. “The problem is that unlike regular cars where you can check Kelly Blue book to get a fair market value, there is no guide for fair market value on wheelchair vans. If you list on eBay or Craigslist, there is no way to know if you are really getting what the vehicle is worth.”
Buyers should also beware of buying used wheelchair vans online.
“Consumers should be very wary of buying a used converted van online. For one thing, you don’t know if what you’re getting is safe,” explains Charvat. “For another, manufacturer authorized dealers will typically not service a van that wasn’t purchased from a dealer inside the network. It’s just too much liability, and we’ve seen too many horror stories.”
To provide a safe way to sell or trade-in a wheelchair accessible van, while still meeting the needs of online consumers, M.C. Mobility has built an easy-to-use sell or trade-in event registration form on their website to qualify vehicles before the event.
“Not only can you quickly provide all the information we need to determine what your wheelchair van is worth, but we will also provide free CarFax reports to anyone registering for the January 14th event,” says Charvat. “It’s the easiest way to get an estimate on your used wheelchair vehicle, and you can get an accident history at the same time.”
Disabled vehicle owners can get cash for their used wheelchair accessible vehicle or they can trade-in a used handicap accessible vehicle for a newer model during the January event, or anytime throughout 2013.
“This is a great time of year to buy, because we’re trying to make way for newer inventory,” says Charvat. “But even if a customer is not in the market for a new wheelchair van, many customers and their families just no longer need a modified vehicle. That’s when cash is a great option.”
About M.C. Mobility Systems, Inc.
Established in 1985 by Mark DiRosa and Carmen Paterniti, M.C. Mobility Systems offers wheelchair vans and other mobility equipment, with stores in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. M.C. Mobility’s mission is to offer persons with disabilities the most innovative products available and to empower them to make informed disability product purchase decisions.