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Save Money with Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance

Wheelchair Van Maintenance and Service | Preventive MaintenanceYour safety is our number one priority. The certified mobility service technicians at United Access will work hard to ensure that your wheelchair van or other mobility equipment is safe and running at optimal condition.

All of our locations offer adaptive equipment service, but did you know we also off full-service maintenance on your wheelchair van or accessible vehicle as well? At United Access in Kansas City and United Access in Rochester, we are able to perform most mobility-related installations, maintenance or repairs, along with changes, tire rotations and other general automotive repairs.

Why go through the inconvenience of making two trips – one to have your wheelchair van serviced AND another to service your adaptive equipment? Just call United Access in Kansas City or United Access in Rochester today and we’ll do everything for you with just one stop!

Schedule your appointment today, and we will take care of everything else for you!

 

Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance Packages


Gold Star Auto & Adaptive Equipment Maintenance Package: $139.99*

  • Full Synthetic Oil & Filter Change
  • Top Off all Fluids
  • Clean Battery Terminals & performance test of battery
  • Tire Rotation and full Brake Inspection
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection
  • Mobility Equipment and Conversion Safety Inspection & Service

*Does not apply to UVL lift and in-floor ramp products. Extra fees apply. Additional labor and parts may apply to any additional repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Best In Class Adaptive Equipment Maintenance Package: $79.95*

  • OEM recommended Mobility Equipment and Conversion Safety Inspection & Service, including wheelchair van conversion, manual or electric tie-downs, and mechanical hand controls
  • Performance test of battery, including terminal cleaning
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection

* Does not apply to UVL lift and in-floor ramp products. Extra fees apply. Additional labor and parts may apply to any repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Wheelchair Van Service and Maintenance

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À La Carte Maintenance Options

Best In Class Lube, Oil, Filter Preventive Maintenance: $69.95

  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Top Off all Fluids including windshield washer, transmission/transaxle, power steering, brake, etc.
  • Performance test of battery, including terminal cleaning
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection

*Additional labor and parts may apply to any repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Best In Class Mechanical Hand-Control Preventive Maintenance: $29.95

Best In Class Electric Or Manual Tie-Down Preventive Maintenance: $29.95

Best In Class Occupied Lift Preventive Maintenance (Non-UVL): $69.95

Best In Class Occupied UVL Lift Preventive Maintenance: $149.95

Best In Class Unoccupied Lift Preventive Maintenance: $49.95

Best In Class High-Tech Driving Control Maintenance: $149.95

Call Us Today at 877-501-8267 or Fill Out This Form To Request Your Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance Service Appointment Today. 

Our Continued Commitment to You

For more than 20 years, United Access has been committed to serving our customers, even in the most challenging of times. This COVID crisis can create a lot of anxiety, and one of the things we’re trying to do is to take down that anxiety by making sure you know that across this nation, that we are here for everyone that needs us.

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Our Commitment Continues

COVID-19 has created a storm of uncertainty, and we’ve seen its impact ripple through the communities we serve. As a company committed to helping people save money and live better we are working hard to respond to the many ways our communities need us, from ensuring access to service appointments, to bringing accessible vehicles to your homes to keep you safe, to helping with financing.

Sanitation and Social Distancing

Our teams are working hard to keep our stores safe and sanitized for you. We are cleaning high-traffic, high-touch areas, like waiting areas and entry and exit points, every day. We’re also working to help you maintain proper social distancing.

Practicing Good Hygiene for Health and Safety

We continue to advise employees on best practices for maintaining good health. To help protect yourself, we recommend staying home when you’re sick, including if you’re experiencing fever. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart from anyone else. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and be sure to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Cover your nose and/or mouth when you sneeze or cough, and be sure to cough into your elbow or a tissue. Clean and disinfect frequently touched services daily. Again, we are so appreciative of the work our employees are doing to continue serving customers.

Things are changing each day, and we’re adapting, too

Please keep these things in mind for the best shopping experience:

  • Remember 6-20-100: Keep social distance of at least 6 feet, wash your hands for 20 seconds, and stay home if you have a fever of 100 degrees or more.
  • Keep it small: Go to the store with as few people as possible.
  • Let us come to you: Schedule a Home Demo where available.
  • Be patient: We’re all in this together.

Thank you for continuing to trust in United Access. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this global crisis.

Call us today at 877-501-8267 so we can help you.

Tips for keeping your wheelchair van dependable while keeping yourself safe

Keeping your wheelchair van and mobility equipment dependable, especially for those who work at “essential” businesses and need to commute, is on the top of most people’s lists.

People in many parts of the country have been advised to stay home, and everyone should follow that advice and practice social distancing as much as possible. However, there are many basic care tasks that can be performed in your driveway, safely at home. Watch this short video, from our partners at BraunAbility, as they take you through a few simple steps that you can take to keep you safe. They’ll cover inspecting certain equipment such as:

  • The door track in your wheelchair van
  • The wheelchair ramp hinges
  • The door rollers in your wheelchair van
  • The battery
  • Tire pressure and wear
  • Tie-Down tracks

If you have a true mechanical problem and/or your check-engine light is on, you should make an appointment immediately with your local United Access dealership.

Wash Your Car

Maintaining a clean exterior is a good way to protect the paint on your wheelchair accessible vehicle. This can be easily taken care of at a drive-through car wash; just be sure to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after using the keypad.

If you haven’t washed the car since winter, spend a little extra for an undercarriage spray to remove salt and road grime. You should do this once a season.

Touchless car washes are safer on the finish, but they often don’t clean as well. Experts advise that modern paint can withstand scrub brushes, but be wary of brushes or cloths that are dirty.

Hand-washing your vehicle is the safest choice, but often not the most practical. If you are going to hand wash your wheelchair van, try using a dedicated car wash soap and sponge or mitt. Wash your vehicle in the shade, one section at a time, starting with the top surfaces and working down. Be sure to use a separate sponge for the wheels and tires to avoid transferring sand, brake dust, and other debris that can mar the finish.

Here When You Need Us

If you feel concerned and you want to reschedule your service appointments, please let us know. In the meantime, if you still want or need to have your wheelchair accessible vehicle or mobility equipment serviced, we are here for you anyway you need us.

  1. You come to usSchedule an appointment and come in to your local United Access
  2. Pick up and Drop off: We will come to you. There are certain circumstances when a United Access service technician will come to your home, pick up your vehicle, drive it to United Access to perform the service and then drop it back off to your house. You never have to leave home. Best of all, we are waiving pick up and drop off fees to you during this time of crisis.
  3. We come to you: There are certain circumstances where we may be able to perform specific services at your home. Please call us at 877-501-8267 or email us to find out more.

Your safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We want you to know that United Access is here for you whenever you need us.

Mobility Means Everything to the Callaway Family

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Taking your child to doctor appointments shouldn’t be a challenge, but for families with children with disabilities, it can be that and much more; it can actually be life-threatening. Thankfully, there are organizations like Chive Charities who assist families when trying to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Today is a special day. The Callaway family will be driving home in their new, safe, and reliable wheelchair accessible transportation from United Access (1389 N Cedarbrook Ave, Springfield, MO 65802). The Callaway Family will be leaving in their new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan with CompanionVan side entry, making everyone’s life a little easier. Thanks to Chive Charities and their generous donors for helping to make this happen.

About the Callaway Family

“We were given a grim diagnosis from the start,” said Mrs. Callaway. “We were told he would never make it to birth and if he did, to cherish the short time we would have with him. The hospital had us fill out a death and funeral care plan before we were to deliver him.”

Raylan is truly a miracle. Raylan was diagnosed with Alobar Holoprosencephaly (HPE) at 20 weeks gestation. HPE is a rare brain malformation affecting 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 live births. Current studies indicate that only three percent of all fetuses diagnosed with HPE survive birth, and only one percent survive longer than 6-months. Raylan is beating the odds as he is now 7 years old!

Raylan was born by C-section due to his head being so large. He had hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain.  He was 11lbs 11oz and most all that was in his head. The day after he was born, the family asked the doctor if there was anything that could be done to help Raylan be more comfortable. The doctor wasn’t optimistic and told Raylan’s parents that he couldn’t feel anything and to just let nature take its course. Thankfully that is not where his story ended. “We had an amazing nurse who stayed in the room with us after that doctor left,” said Mrs. Callaway.

She asked us what we wanted for Raylan. We told her that he was fighting to live and we were going to fight for him.

This nurse went above and beyond to help this family. She called in an amazing neurosurgeon, even though he was on vacation, he came to meet Raylan straight from the airport. “This new doctor came in the room, picked up our son, and gave us the most optimistic news we had heard since hearing of his diagnosis.” After an examination, this new doctor believed that Raylan could live as long as 18 to 24 months but that would require putting in a VP shunt in Raylan to drain the extra fluid from his head. The surgery went well and the Callaways were able to bring their son home. Not long after being home, they noticed that Raylan was extremely irritable and were struggling to feed him. The shunt was infected and this required another surgery and six weeks in the hospital. The first two years of Raylan’s life were tumultuous and even the neurosurgeon who gave the family their most optimistic life expectancy is amazed on how well he is doing.

Raylan has Cerebral Palsy with spasticitydiabetes insipidus, ventricular shunt for hydrocephalus, and feeding tube all due to having HPE. He is nonverbal but communicates with his facial expressions.  He has no head, neck, or trunk control and relies on his family for total care. Raylan is in a wheelchair. Through the last couple of years, he has had to have hip surgery due to his spasticity pulling his legs out of his hip joints. “Raylan’s spasticity is one of our biggest struggles,” said Mrs. Callaway. “Raylan gets over stimulated easily causing his muscles to get tight. When this happens his whole body gets red and splotchy. He begins shaking all over, screaming, he gets sweaty and his blood pressure spikes.” This condition is called storming.

Despite all this Raylan is a happy guy with a contagious smile. He loves his sisters and he loves being the center of attention.

Raylan has three amazing sisters – Mackenzie is 18, Miya is 14, and Madi is 11. They are great with their little brother and include him in everything they do. Mr. Callaway works as a Sheriff Deputy for Webster County while also owning and operating a small excavating business, Callaway Excavating. Mrs. Callaway stays home to care for Raylan. Going from therapy appointments to doctor appointments and overall daily care, it’s a full-time job.

Receiving an accessible vehicle is such a blessing for our family,” said Mrs. Callaway. “I currently drive a Suburban, but it is almost impossible for me to go anywhere alone with Raylan. Raylan’s wheelchair weighs 72 pounds. It is a struggle to lift it in and out of the back of the Suburban by myself. Raylan is also getting bigger. I have to transfer him to his car seat, which he is also starting to outgrow. It has gotten to where I would rather stay home than get him out.  A handicap accessible vehicle means he could stay in his wheelchair and we wouldn’t have to lift it, and him, in and out of the back of the Suburban.” This grant would make our life so much easier to go places and make the going more enjoyable.

For more information about Chive Charities, visit chivecharities.org. For more information about United Access, visit www.unitedaccess.com.