Sure Deploy VMI Northstar Wheelchair Van Dealer

 
 

508-697-6006  Sales@ai1.com

Automotive Innovations

1000 Main St Bridgewater, 02324

Serving the greater New England Area for over 25 years

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SURE DEPLOY*


VMI introduces a new electronic primary backup system. The SURE DEPLOY* gives the customer a simple way to operate the VMI Northstar In-Floor ramp when the standard electronic control system is not functioning.

As of July 1, 2007 all Chrysler/Dodge minivans with the Northstar in-floor ramp, are being produced with the SURE DEPLOY installed as standard equipment. 


FEATURES INCLUDE:

  1. It bypasses the VMI 5 control system as well as other existing system elements

  2. A backup battery, independent of the vehicle 12V system provides continuous power to the SURE DEPLOY system 

  3. The backup battery is charged from the vehicle electrical system using a built in “smart” charger and charges primarily when the vehicle is running

  4. Eliminates physical exertion required by the customer to operate the manual crank to deploy the Northstar ramp

  5. Operation is controlled by a simple mounted key pad strategically located to be easily accessible from either inside or outside of the vehicle, on the
    C Pillar

  6. Basic protections are built into the controls to prevent inadvertent operation and to prevent children from easily operating the now primary backup system

  7. In a recent product demonstration, 9 out of 10 dealers recommended that VMI offer the SURE DEPLOY as standard equipment.


* Patent Pending


 





VMI Mobility Wheelchair Accessible Vans



Since opening their doors more than 20 years ago, VMI has continued to explore new ways to develop the most reliable, highest quality and the most easily accessible transportation wheelchair vans in the world. VMI's wheelchair accessible minivans begin with the finest vehicles on the market, each transformed to enable their customers to travel with comfort, convenience and peace of mind. Every handicap van withstands an extensive 11-step process, followed by a 200-point inspection and road test. The finished product is covered by VMI's comprehensive warranty and maintains the original 


For more information on VMI Mobility Wheelchair Accessible Vans, contact us today. 



 



VMI Northstar Wheelchair Vans

VMI Northstar Honda Wheelchair Vans

Our Northstar lowered floor wheelchair accessible minivan represents the culmination of our forward thinking philosophy: a power in-floor ramp offers open, unrestricted entry and exit as well as greater interior maneuverability. A one-touch remote allows effortless ramp deployment at your fingertips while our PowerKneel™ gives you a lower ramp angle, making access easier. There are many seating options for both wheelchair users and other passengers, with our removable front seat bases. The SURE DEPLOY™ electronic primary back up system gives the customer a simple way to operate the VMI Northstar in-floor ramp when the standard electronic control system is not functioning, or there is a total loss of power to the vehicle. When properly implemented, innovative thinking is communicated from design to final product with nothing getting lost in translation.

Standard in every Honda Odyssey with the VMI Northstar Minivan Conversion:

  1. Power in-floor ramp with non-skid surface

  2. 11" Lowered Floor

  3. Maximum interior headroom

  4. Power door with easy manual operation

  5. Complete undercoating and rust proofing

  6. Emergency ramp release

  7. The PowerKneel™ System

  8. Removable front seat bases

  9. Manual wheelchair tie-down system

  10. Fully crash tested




 View VMI Northstar on Honda Odyssey Brochure




 



VMI Northstar Wheelchair Vans

VMI Northstar Dodge/Chrysler Wheelchair Vans

Our Northstar side-entry, lowered floor wheelchair accessible minivan represents the culmination of our forward thinking philosophy: a power in-floor ramp offers open, unrestricted entry and exit as well as greater interior maneuverability. A one-touch remote allows effortless ramp deployment at your fingertips while our PowerKneel™ gives you a lower ramp angle, making access easier. When properly implemented, innovative thinking is communicated from design to final product, and nothing gets lost in translation.

Since it was developed in 1993, the Northstar remains the cornerstone of the VMI product line, with over 10,000 Northstar wheelchair minivans in the field.

Chrysler/Dodge with the VMI Northstar Conversion Features:

  1. Center console modifications provide for greater improved front seat maneuverability

  2. SURE DEPLOY™ electronic primary back up system gives the customer a simple way to operate the VMI Northstar in-floor ramp when the standard electronic control system is not functioning, or there is a total loss of power to the vehicle.

  3. Full functionality of the front passenger seat with no obstructions

  4. The Northstar in-floor ramp system gives you open, unrestricted entry and exit through the passenger sliding door

Standard in every Chrysler/Dodge Minivan with the VMI Northstar Conversion:

  1. Power in-floor ramp with non-skid surface

  2. 11" lowered floor

  3. Maximum interior headroom

  4. Power door with easy manual operation

  5. Complete undercoating and rust proofing

  6. Emergency ramp release

  7. The PowerKneel™ System

  8. Removable front seat bases

  9. Manual wheelchair tie-down system

  10. Fully crash tested



 View VMI Northstar on Dodge/Chrysler Brochure














Honda Odyssey Northstar (In-Floor Ramp)


The Honda Odyssey with a VMI handicap van conversion is the industry's best side entry, lowered floor premium wheelchair accessible minivan. The Honda Odyssey has been handed down many awards, including the IntelliChoice "Best Overall Van of the Year". By taking the best-in-class minivan and modifying it with the finest wheelchair accessible conversion available; we are giving you the best of both worlds. The Honda Odyssey packs a 244-hp engine that propels it to the head of the class; and the latest innovative Honda engineering at its core. The VMI conversions have long been viewed as the leader in the side-entry, lowered floor wheelchair accessible van industry for both quality and reliability, and is time tested with over 16 years of service.




Our Mission


Accessible Honda Mobility Vans

Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, Massachusetts is dedicated to providing our customers with the best in mobility equipment. We’re a fully authorized mobility van dealer for Vantage Mobility International, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of accessibility products. We’re also proud members of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Our membership in that organization ensures the highest levels of customer service for our handicap customers in every transaction.

Take one of the most popular minivans on the market and add the VMI Northstar wheelchair accessibility conversion and you have one of the most exciting wheelchair vehicles available. This lowered-floor handicap van combines the excellent handling and luxurious, spacious ride for which the Honda Odyssey is known with an excellent accessible van conversion. You can arrange a test-drive by calling our Bridgewater, MA offices today!


Wheelchair Accessible Honda Van Loans

If you need, these loans can be written with long payoff terms. The terms on your wheelchair accessible van, in fact, can be for as long as 10 years. These loans are designed to be affordable and, to that end, they have still other features built into them. If you want to pay off your financing early, you won’t be charged extra for it. These loans are all written with simple interest. If you want to add a little extra to your monthly payments, you can do so with the assurance that the entire amount will be put toward your principal, not toward interest and fees.

Programs for Wheelchair Van Maintenance

We also have the option of very flexible protection programs for Honda wheelchair vans or other equipment. You can protect the vehicle, the lift, or both. You can also choose from long or short terms and a wide range of deductibles, which offers great peace of mind. You can protect your mobility equipment for anywhere from 1 to 7 years, depending upon your choice. You can also choose a deductible as high as $100 or as low as zero dollars, the choice is up to you. We’re ready and waiting to take any of your questions about mobility equipment or financing. Call us today!



What Should a Wheelchair Van Dealer Offer Customers?


Finding the right wheelchair van is only half of the equation when attempting to solve mobility problems. While a reliable handicap van outfitted with the right mobility equipment will certainly make your life easier and ensure that you can travel where and when you want, working with a reputable dealer offers significant peace of mind and more. What should you look for in a wheelchair van dealer?


Personal Service


Any handicap van dealer that you work with should offer you personal service from the very beginning. When shopping for a wheelchair van, you should have an individual with you who can not only tell you about the van and its features, but show you how the mobility equipment works and how it can benefit you. Personal service should be the hallmark of a good dealership.


Expert Staff


In addition to offering personal service, you should ensure that any handicap van dealership you choose has expert staff to help you make the right decisions on equipment and mobility solutions. For instance, you should have someone able to help you determine what the best seating configuration is for your needs, whether or not you need a transfer seat and how you might benefit with a wheelchair ramp versus a lift.


Ongoing Service


The relationship with your wheelchair van dealer does not end when you drive off the lot with your new van. You should make sure that the dealership is not only capable of selling you a vehicle, but is able to service that van throughout its lifetime, as well. Make sure that the dealership offers standard maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations, but they should also be able to service and maintain your mobility equipment, including lowering systems, ramps, lifts and anything else your van might feature.



Finding the Right Wheelchair Accessible Van Dealer


There’s no question that a wheelchair accessible van can offer you benefits if you are confined to a wheelchair. Modern wheelchair vans are comfortable, safe and offer some of the most innovative mobility equipment in the world. You’ll find that traveling is a cinch, whether you’re going grocery shopping or want to travel across the country. However, to get the handicap van that you need, you’ll need to first find the right dealer. Not all dealers are created equal, so you’ll need to choose carefully.


Selection


Perhaps the most important consideration when choosing a wheelchair accessible van dealer is the selection of vans that they offer. You’ll find that most standard auto dealers don’t really cater to the needs of individuals with physical disabilities and will likely have no stock on hand. It’s better to work with a dealership who only offers wheelchair vans, as this will ensure that you have the widest selection of models from which to choose.


New and Used


You should also make sure that the dealership you choose has both new and used Honda wheelchair accessible van models. New handicap vans are certainly going to be the best option for your needs, but they can be a bit expensive. Used vans can be a very affordable solution for your mobility needs. Of course, you should make sure that the dealer offers used vans that have been fully inspected and reconditioned to ensure safety and longevity.


Financing Options for You


Finally, you need to make sure that the dealership you choose offers special financing options tailored for individuals with physical handicaps. You’ll find that these financing plans differ from standard auto loans, and might be available with terms up to ten years, ensuring that you have an affordable loan payment every month.



What Should You Look for When Buying Handicap Vans?


Honda handicap vans offer incredible freedom and quality of life for those who have physical disabilities. However, they are not all the same. You’ll need to make sure that you are able to get the equipment and mobility features that you need to improve your quality of life and your sense of freedom. What do you need to look for? Here are some of the more important considerations when shopping for a wheelchair van.


Means of Entry


Getting into a handicap van is one of the most important considerations you need to make. There are two primary options on the market – lifts and ramps. Older vans and full-size vans will likely come equipped with a wheelchair lift. While these are fine, they can make things a bit more difficult. A wheelchair ramp is actually a better solution for most individuals with physical handicaps, as it allows you to roll up the ramp and directly into the van without having to get out of your chair on the lift.


Transfer Seats


While many people prefer to ride in their wheelchairs for short trips to the store, long distance travel is a bit different. You won’t really want to be confined to a wheelchair on a long drive, so you need to consider transfer seats. These seats are specially designed to swivel and tilt to allow you to move from your wheelchair to the seat without anyone helping. Transfer seats are great options for those who think they’ll be primarily riding in their wheelchairs, as well, as they ensure that you have another option should the opportunity for longer travel arise.


Help


Perhaps the most important consideration you are going to need to make when shopping for handicap vans is not the van itself, but the dealership you shop with. Mobility Sales can offer you information, demonstrations and the best personal service if you’re in the market for a wheelchair van.



Should You Choose a New or Used Wheelchair Van?


When you start shopping for your next wheelchair van, one of the things that you will find is that you are making quite an investment. Any vehicle is an investment, so you will want to make all of the right choices. After all, it is through this vehicle that you will be gaining freedom and mobility. One of the choices that you will need to make will be deciding between a new and a used wheelchair van. Which would make the most sense for you? What will you be gaining or losing depending on your choice? These are very good questions to ask.


To start with, you will need to consider your budget. A used wheelchair van can be much more cost effective than a new model. That means, if you have a limited budget and cannot necessarily afford a new handicap van, then a used wheelchair van could be the right option for you. If budget is not an issue to you, then you most certainly could choose a new model since you can make it yours completely.


Many people fear that a used vehicle may have problems with it or it may not be reliable. However, when you shop with Mobility Sales, this is not an issue. All of the used model vans that Mobility Sales offers have been carefully inspected for safety. You do not have to worry about whether or not the van you choose will be reliable.


Should you choose a new or a used wheelchair van? Overall, this will be a decision that you have to make on your own. A used vehicle would be more affordable and is completely safe. However, a new vehicle can be designed and tailored to all of your preferences. Mobility Sales can help you choose the right vehicle either way.



Key Items to Consider When Buying Handicap Vans


Mobility is a special consideration for individuals with physical disabilities. When it comes to mobility outside the home, however, these individuals face unique challenges. The best way to ensure that you can get where you want to go without having to rely on others for help is to know what handicap vans offer. These vehicles are specially outfitted for those with physical disabilities and ensure that they are able to travel safely and easily. Of course, you need to make the right choice when buying a mobility van.


Getting In the Van


One of the most difficult things for individuals with physical disabilities to do is to get in and out of a vehicle. When considering handicap accessible vans, make sure that the vehicle offers an easy, efficient way to get in and out. While wheelchair lifts are good options for full-size vans, a ramp is a better choice for minivans. You’ll find both powered and manual ramps available to meet your specific needs, but make sure that any handicap vans you’re considering have a ramp, rather than a lift.


Security on the Road


Another important consideration for those who have to ride in a wheelchair is security. Obviously, it makes more sense for a wheelchair-bound individual to be able to ride in the vehicle while remaining seated in their wheelchair. However, not all handicap vans offer securement systems. Make sure that the mobility van you choose has a wheelchair locking system. There are tie-downs systems available, but there are also locking systems that secure the wheels of the chair to the floor.


You’ll find that Mobility Sales has the best selection of handicap accessible vans, mobility equipment and other necessities. Our staff of fully trained experts can help ensure that you get the best wheelchair van for your specific needs and budget.



Your Next Wheelchair Van is Waiting


If you already have a wheelchair van, then you know that it provides you with a great deal of mobility and freedom. You do not, however, want to wait until that vehicle has stopped running to find your next one. Otherwise, you may be stuck without transportation for a while. If you old handicap van has a lot of miles on it or it is older than you would like, then it is time to start considering a new model. This way, you will always have the reliability that you need from your wheelchair van.


When you start shopping for a new wheelchair van, then one of the best ways to do this is to shop online. You can look at the inventory that Mobility Sales has to offer right from your computer. This way, you can get an idea of which vehicles interest you long before you even have to leave the house. This can make shopping much easier once you get to the dealership.


There are many options that you could choose when you are considering a new wheelchair van. You have the option to pick between minivans and full sized van models. You will also even be able to consider used models that could save you some money. Do not worry about money too much though because you will have the choice to obtain financing on the vehicle that you choose. Just make sure you know what kind of monthly payments you can afford and you should easily be able to find the right wheelchair accessible van.


There is no reason to drive around in an unreliable vehicle when there are handicap vans waiting for you. If you wait until something goes wrong with your wheelchair van, then you could go weeks without a vehicle. Instead, consider getting a new model now.


Can You Benefit from Using a Wheelchair Van?


Mobility is one of the most important concerns for individuals with physical handicaps. Traditionally, those in wheelchairs have enjoyed very little mobility or ease of travel, but that has changed drastically in recent years. The modern wheelchair van can offer you the freedom that you want and help increase your quality of life, as well. How can such a vehicle help you?


Getting Out and About


One problem that individuals with physical handicaps face is the difficulty in getting out of the home. Standard passenger vehicles are simply too difficult to get into alone. Having assistance can help, but this actually puts the other person at risk of injury, and it’s far from dignified. A wheelchair van can ensure that you are able to get out of the house without having to depend on others to help you.


A wheelchair accessible van can provide you with greater mobility and ease of travel through a number of different solutions. For instance, a handicap van with a ramp is easy to just roll into. A van with a wheelchair lift can also be of benefit, but lifts are a bit more cumbersome than ramps and are not advisable for all individuals with physical disabilities.


Comfort and Safety


You will also find that a wheelchair van offers you benefits in other ways. For instance, you’ll be able to ride in comfort with a transfer seat if you like, or you might choose to ride in your wheelchair if the van offers configurable seating. Safety is provided by wheelchair locking systems such as tie-down straps and wheelchair locks.


For those considering a wheelchair van, Mobility Sales can give you the information and options that you need to make an informed choice for your needs. Our expert staff can answer questions and ensure you know exactly what’s available.


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The Right Van At The Right Time


VMI Select Dealers are your local mobility experts, working to give you back your mobility and independence. They are specially trained to assess your different individual needs and have been trusted by thousands of veterans across our great country with their mobility purchases. VMI Select Dealers are available in your home town to help walk you through the process of purchasing a VMI wheelchair accessible van in order to ensure you are getting the best possible savings with all the different veterans benefits available to you.


Why Choose VMI?


As one of the largest companies in the mobility industry, VMI manufactures and distributes a complete line of wheelchair accessible vans and platform lifts. For 25 years, our efforts have produced the most reliable and highest quality accessible transportation in the world. From our patented Northstar in-floor ramp to the reliable Summit fold-out ramp, we have the right handicap products to fit each of your individual needs. Contact AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS 508 697 6006 your preferred dealer today to find out about all of our great products.



Our Commitment to Loyalty


Whenever you buy something you are voting for that product or service with your money, and we will gain your loyalty with high quality handicap products, great customer service, and our familiarity of the mobility industry. We have new and used handicap vehicles for sale, and we are always working to make sure that the used mobility accessible vehicle conversions we sell are among the most reliable in the mobiltiy vehicle industry.


508-697-6006  Sales@ai1.com

Automotive Innovations

1000 Main St Bridgewater, 02324

Serving the greater New England Area for more than 25 years

 

Sure Deploy VMI Mobility Dealer