to $1,000 rebate is available to help pay for the cost
of wheelchair loading ramps and carriers from these
excellent mobility programs
wheelchair and scooter lifts and ramps are eligible
for reimbursement under the terms of the various mobility
programs offered by GM, Saturn, Ford, Chrysler and Volkswagen.
These programs were established to provide cash payments
to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive
equipment in any new vehicle, whether it is purchased
outright or leased. Customers have received rebates
for multifold wheelchair ramps being used to load wheelchairs
into vans as well as the permanently mounted van ramps.
Call the numbers listed below and find out if you are
eligible for any of these programs.
Mobility Assistance Center
General Motors, GM Dealers nationwide,
and the divisions of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile,
Buick, Cadillac, and GMC decided in 1991 to launch the
Mobility Program. Through the GM Mobility Program, a
customer will be reimbursed for an amount matching the
cost of after-market driver or passenger adaptive aids,
including installation, or reinstallation, up to a maximum
of $1,000 when such equipment is installed on an eligible
GM vehicle. For more information, contact the GM Mobility
Assistance Center, toll free at 800-323-9935 (TTY Users:
800-833-9935). In Canada call 800-263-3777 or 905-644-6624.
Visit GM Mobility Program on the web at www.gm.com/automotive/vehicle_shopping/gm_mobility/.
Customers will be reimbursed by the
Saturn Mobility Program for the cost of after-market
driver of passenger adaptive aids, including installation,
or reinstallation, in an amount up to a maximum of $1000
when such equipment is installed on an eligible Saturn
vehicle. For more information, contact the Saturn Mobility
Program, toll free at 800-553-6000 (TTY Users: 800-833-6000).
In Canada call 800-553-6000.
Mobility Motoring Program
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program
provides the customer with a check, directly from a
Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer, for up to $1000 toward
the exact cost of the installation of adaptive equipment
when purchasing or leasing any eligible new Ford or
Lincoln-Mercury vehicle. For more information, contact
the Ford Mobility Motoring Program toll free at 800-952-2248
(TTY Users: 800-833-0312). In Canada call 800-565-8985.
Visit the Ford Motor Company Mobility Motoring progam
on the web at www.mobilitymotoringprogram.com
Chrysler Automobility Program
When the customer buys or leases
any new Chrysler Corporation vehicle, Chrysler Corporation
will provide cash reimbursement to help cover the cost
of installing adaptive driver or passenger equipment
on a vehicle. Conversions to full-size Van Ramps and
Ram Wagons and minivans may be reimbursed up to $1000
while all other Chrysler Corporation cars, and trucks
qualify for a maximum of $750. For more information,
contact the Chrysler Automobility Program toll free
at 800-255-9877 (TTY Users: 800-922-3826). In Canada
call 800-265-6908 or 313-916-9448. www.automobility.daimlerchrysler.com/
Mobility Access Program
Volkswagen will refund $1000 on
the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if
vehicle access or ramp equipment is installed. For more
information, contact Volkswagen of America, Inc., Mobility
Access Program, PO Box 214378, Auburn Hills, MI, 48321-9975
or toll free at 800-DRIVE VW. Or visit Volkswagen on
the web at www.vw.com/access.