Why hire a WAV? The benefits of hiring a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Why hire a WAV? The benefits of hiring a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

So, you’ve heard that you can hire a WAV and are considering trying it for yourself. Perhaps you are thinking of buying one at some stage, have a trip or event to attend, or something else – whatever the reason, hiring allows you to benefit from the mobility and independence advantages that a WAV brings, without committing to a purchase.

We’ve rounded up some of the benefits of opting to hire that plenty of wheelchair users (including our customers!) love.

The benefits of accessible vehicle hire

Try before you buy

Purchasing a WAV, while it gives you fantastic freedom and independence, can be daunting and is a substantial commitment. Hiring, on the other hand, due to its temporary nature, has great benefits for those who are on the fence. It allows you to see how you feel about using a WAV and make an informed decision, as well as test different models, helping to guide your choice if you do decide to take the plunge.

No maintenance costs

Choosing to hire a wheelchair accessible car rather than purchase one means avoiding the ongoing costs associated with vehicle ownership, such as maintenance and service costs and things like breakdown assistance.


If you simply don’t have the need for a WAV on a more permanent basis, wheelchair accessible vehicle hire is a flexible option that can be tailored to your needs. You can often choose from daily, weekly, monthly or even annual hire, and from either collection or delivery.

Cost effective

Choosing to hire as and when you need access to a WAV is a cost effective way to enjoy the benefits of using one without the larger upfront cost. Buying a new mobility car is a perfect decision for some people, but it is a big ticket purchase, so for others, deciding to put some of that money into a WAV over shorter hire periods works best.

Enjoy events, occasions and holidays

For special occasions like family celebrations or trips, waiting for an accessible taxi or opting to take public transport can be difficult and time consuming. A hire WAV can make these experiences much more enjoyable, allowing you to go at your own pace and take control of your journey.

Adapt to changing needs

If your accessibility needs are in a period of change, purchasing an accessible vehicle that works for right now but may not do in the near future is not likely to be a good option.

Opting to hire means that you can choose the WAV that works best for you at the moment in time that you need it – and if your needs change in the future, you can choose another when you next hire.

Why you might hire a WAV


For those going through the transitional period of recovery or rehabilitation, the flexibility of WAV hire is ideal, allowing you to get where you need to be and keep your independence. Whether you have a number of appointments coming up or you are using a wheelchair temporarily, renting your accessible vehicle allows you to travel in comfort for the duration that you need to.

Holidays and travelling

Travel can become tricky when you have mobility needs, but hiring a WAV is an excellent way to ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as can be. Where particular locations are lacking in accessibility, travelling in your hired WAV enables you to explore in comfort and freedom – without worrying about what might be off limits.

Special occasions

Similarly, hiring a WAV is a popular choice for those who have a family event or special occasion coming up and need transportation that is flexible and comfortable. Whether it’s a wedding or a big birthday, there’s no reason for anyone to miss out due to mobility needs.

Just because

There’s no need to have an occasion or reason at all – you may just feel like having the control and flexibility that a mobility car can bring from time to time.

Find out more about hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle

From flexibility to finances, there are numerous benefits to WAV hire.

At Ransome Mobility Solutions, we’ve been helping people get where they need to be with our hire services for a long time; we offer full RAC breakdown cover included in your hire, flexible terms and a range of contract lengths to choose from.

Plus, having specialised in wheelchair accessible vehicles for over 30 years, you can be sure that our friendly team are best placed to offer genuinely expert advice.

Get in touch to see how we can help you or find out more about our range of wheelchair accessible vehicles for hire today.

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