Bringing more freedom, fun and spontaneity into the lives of Australian wheelchair users and their families at a reasonable price
Having seen first hand the struggles faced by people who have mobility issues and their carers, Donna and Jack Reilly knew that they could help these people to enjoy greater freedom and independence, and a richer quality of life.
"For nineteen years, we watched our paraplegic nephew endure all kinds of difficulties, which resulted in him being restricted in areas of his life that we tend to take for granted," Donna said.
"Then, six years ago, my father had a serious stroke which has meant that he has not been able to easily participate in the activities that he once enjoyed so much. Trying to get out and about had become all too hard, and as a result he was spending a great deal of time confined to his home.
"This was certainly not the life he had anticipated prior to his retirement. It was an incredibly difficult turn of events for him and my step mother to deal with."
Jack and Donna saw the opportunity to source and import vehicles, which had been modified by the manufacturer to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. As a qualified motor mechanic, Jack was able to use his experience and expertise to source top quality vehicles from Toyota and Nissan.
"I know that the quality and reputation of these vehicles, which is what gives me absolute confidence to bring them into Australia," Jack said. "After travelling to Japan on a number of occasions to meet our suppliers and gather a team of trusted buyers, I am very excited about the quality of the vehicles we are getting access to. The fact that the cars have been modified in the factory, by the manufacturer is an absolute bonus."
Donna and Jack make sure that each and every car is safe and meets all Australian legal requirements.
An important aspect of the service that Donna and Jack provide, is to liaise with potential customers to determine whether the wheelchair accessibility vehicle will meet their very specific needs. Every disability vehicle is measured, and those measurements are supplied to the buyer so that they know whether their wheelchair or electric scooter will fit into the car. There is no "one size fits all" policy, because every person and situation is different.
In the past, many people have ruled out buying a disability vehicle purely because of cost. "Our vehicles are incredibly budget friendly, because they are second-hand," Donna said. "They are delivered to us in excellent condition and by the time we have detailed them, they are meticulous.
"It is so gratifying to see our customers regain their freedom, and finally be able to enjoy life to the fullest."
Why choose a used vehicle through Nationwide Mobility Vehicles?
- Toyota & Nissan Factory-Fitted Systems To Ensure Quality.
- Every Car Measured For Correct Fit For Passenger.
- Disability Vehicles Available Starting From Just $15,000 or can also be hired.
- Fully Licensed For Use In Australia.
- All cars recently serviced & excellent condition.
- We'll work with you to help you choose most suitable vehicle.
- Vehicles suitable for wheelchairs and electric scooters.
- Wheelchair seat & electric ramp models available.