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Getting Your WAV Serviced

Getting your WAV serviced is a key part of vehicle maintenance that helps to keep everything running as it should be – keeping you safe and saving you money! Whether you’ve bought your WAV privately or through the Motability Scheme, you’ll want to get it regularly serviced to keep it in tip top condition. Here’s […]

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Taking a WAV Abroad

An incredible part of having access to a vehicle that will accommodate a wheelchair is the freedom to go and travel practically wherever you like – and this includes exciting adventures abroad! Travelling abroad while disabled can be daunting. Being disabled does give you certain exemptions and entitlements much like you would find here in […]

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WAVs for People With Large Families

Wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) can enable wheelchair users and the loved ones in their households to enjoy the freedom that many non-disabled people take for granted. Having access to a personal vehicle adapted to accommodate a wheelchair can make a really huge difference in people’s lives, making everyday activities far easier and more accessible. Not […]

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What to do if your WAV breaks down

Breaking down mid travel can be a nightmare for any road user but there’s the added worry of being stranded as a disabled person. Fortunately, there are breakdown providers that offer specialist policies for wheelchair users so you can rest assured that you’ll be helped as quickly as possible, and your accessibility needs will be […]

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Vehicle adaptations from Cartwright Mobility

Everything to know about hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)

Got an event or holiday approaching and need to travel with a passenger who uses a wheelchair? Or maybe you’re a wheelchair user looking to borrow a vehicle that can accommodate your access needs? Hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is a great option for weekends away, making trips to visit friends and family, and […]

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How a WAV Can Improve Your Mental Health

It’s easy to underestimate the value of the independence granted by just being able to hop in the car and take a trip whenever you like. Yet it’s even easier to underestimate the impact that this kind of freedom can have on our mental health. Having access to a vehicle of their own is something […]

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The benefits of ride-upfront WAVs

Ride up front wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) allow wheelchair users to sit ‘shotgun’ in the front passenger seat alongside the driver, while sitting in their wheelchair. The vehicle is adapted with a ramp or lift to load the wheelchair and a space beside the driver, fitted with straps, so that the wheelchair can be easily […]

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Our Top 10 WAV Travel Tips

For disabled people, such as those who use mobility aids like wheelchairs, travel can take some extra planning to ensure that they get to where they need to go, have a successful trip, and can travel in safety and comfort. While travelling with a disability, or with a disabled person, can pose its extra challenges, […]

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Testing out vehicle adaptations for disabled people at a Driving Assessment Centre

Can people in wheelchairs drive cars and can they travel as a passenger? Yes! – People with all sorts of physical disabilities can drive vehicles, including many who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs. Of course, people use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons; many people who use wheelchairs are not totally unable to walk […]

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Car insurance and car tax exemption for disabled people

Have you purchased your Motability vehicle and are wondering what the next steps will be to get on the road? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about ensuring your vehicle is road safe including tax exemption and tax reduction, as well as insuring your vehicle. Who can drive a Motability car? […]

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Going to university as a disabled student

Accessibility at university is a big concern for disabled students who are about to embark on the next stage in their academic journey. As with navigating many other public spaces, there’s always the worry that your new university won’t be able to meet your accessibility needs and you won’t be able to share the same […]

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Everything you need to know about using a Blue Badge

What is a Blue Badge? A Blue Badge is a certificate that you can display in your vehicle’s window to show that you’re entitled to park in disabled parking spaces and other places non-disabled people are otherwise not allowed to park. Blue Badges are an absolute necessity for disabled drivers and passengers who benefit from […]

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