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We hope to see You at our Expo!

Its almost Expo time! That’s right Kersey Mobility’s annual Expo is less than two weeks away!  We hope that you and the family can make it down for a fun filled day.  We will be offering a FREE BBQ and Valet Parking.  Raffles, drawings, coupons and of course…

We also will be having our 1 day Sale!

Prices will be marked down on New and Used Vehicles, Adaptive Equipment & More! 

Be sure to stop by all our fantastic Vendors too! 

We hope to see you here at Kersey Mobility on August 13th from 10-3!

 

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2016 Expo

Please join us for our 2016 Expo!

Be sure to enter our drawing for a FREE 5 YEAR Mobility Plan a $799.00 Value!

Free BBQ, valet parking and more!

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Now offering Mobility Roadside Assistance!

We are the first authorized dealer in the Pacific North West! 

Don’t let this be you, broken down on the side of the road.
Join today and YOU and your vehicle will be picked-up anytime you get stuck.

The Mobility Roadside Assistance gives you peace of mind.
Here are just some of the benefits: 

  • Towing Assistance
  • Passenger Transport
  • Wheelchair or Scooter Assistance
  • Battery Assistance
  • Lock Out Assistance
  • Emergency Fuel
  • Lift Service
  • Wheelchair or Scooter Assistance
  •  24 hours a day | 7 days a week | 365 days a year

Call us or come by for more information!

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Kersey Mobility Annual Ability Expo

Please join us for our 12th Annual Northwest Ability Expo on Saturday August 13th!

Come and check out new mobility equipment, take advantage of the great deals on vans, and enjoy a free lunch!  It will be held at Kersey Mobility, 6015 160th Ave E in Sumner.

Hope to see you there!

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ABC MEDICAL WAS AT KERSEY MOBILITY’S ANNUAL NORTHWEST ABILITY EXPO 2015

On Saturday, August 1st, ABC Advocate Meg Paulsen attended another local event in Sumner, WA: Kersey Mobility’s Annual NorthWest Ability Expo. Read Meg’s blog on her experience:

Kersey Mobility’s Northwest Ability Expo was held on Saturday, August 1st in Sumner, WA on Kersey Mobility adaptive equipment premises. There were approximately 200 attendees with ranging ages and disabilities. Other than ABC Medical, there were twenty four vendors, including several of our community partners such as the Seattle Adaptive Sports, Ms. Wheelchair Washington and Bellevue Healthcare.

There were definitely a lot more people than I had anticipated to see. It was great to see so many familiar faces of our wheelchair using community. Vendor mix was also great. Overall, a great networking opportunity. I was at the ABC Medical table and offered information and samples to attendees on many occasions. It truly was an exciting event. I left feeling really good about the contacts I made there. There were several people who were just starting the process of finding urological supplies, so I was there to provide them with necessary information at the right time.

I already look forward to attending Kersey Mobility’s expo next year! Thank you for the opportunity ABC Medical!

Paulsen, Meg. ‘ABC MEDICAL WAS AT KERSEY MOBILITY’S ANNUAL NORTHWEST ABILITY EXPO 2015′. ABC Medical Blog 2015. Web. 11 Aug. 2015.

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How Mobility Lifts Work

When searching for a used wheelchair vehicle or a new one that you plan to install mobility equipment on, it is important to understand how mobility lifts work. Lifts can be either hydraulic-powered or electric-powered. Both have various pros and cons, but most opt to go with hydraulic-powered lifts, as these tend to be more reliable. Aside from this there are two main types of lifts. The first type of lift is the platform lift. The other main type of lift is the arm lift.

Platform mobility lifts are designed so that an individual in a wheelchair can be wheeled onto a platform and the platform can be raised to place the wheelchair in the vehicle. The wheelchair is secured by a guardrail once it is on the platform lift to prevent the chair from rolling off of the side of the platform. These lifts enable the individual to still remain seated in the wheelchair while being placed inside the wheelchair van. Platform lifts are installed on the side of the vehicle or at the back of the vehicle. Platform lifts installed on the side of the vehicle often require larger parking spaces, but allow for more room inside the vehicle. Lifts installed at the back of the vehicle allow vehicles to park in smaller spaces, but due to the equipment being located at the back of the vehicle, storage space is in short supply.

Arm lifts are the second major category of mobility lifts. The primary use of this type of lift is to put the wheelchair in the vehicle for storage while not being used. Arm lifts can be installed on many different types of vehicles including smaller cars, vans, and SUVs. The lift is typically installed on the trunk of the vehicle. The arm portion of the lift comes out and is connected to the wheelchair. The lift picks up the wheelchair and places it inside the vehicle. These are either run by electric motor or by hand.

While these are the two main types of mobility lifts, there are variations of both types within the larger groups. Keep in mind that not every type of lift will work with your vehicle. Assess your own personal needs to help you find which lift would be the most beneficial. Keep in mind the amount of space the lift will require when installed and how that will affect seating space.

Kersey Mobility is one of the leading lift sellers in Western Washington State. They have a great selection of lifts and their knowledgeable staff is sure to help you get to the right lift for your vehicle and pocket book. They professional install the lifts, so it’s done right the first time. The Kersey Mobility staff is dedicated to give you the highest quality of service so you feel relaxed and comfortable. They encourage you to check out their inventory online or stop by their stores if you live in Washington State. Otherwise you can call (877) 507-7491 and speak to one of their knowledgeable staff members.

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Rent or Buy an Accessible Van

An accessible van can change the life of any disabled person. It allows that person to get from place to place and even to have the ability to control his or her life. Imagine being unable to go to the store when you want to. Imagine having to rely on someone else to take you to the doctor’s appointment you need to be at. It can be frustrating. However, with the help of a van, you can gain back a lot of that control. If you are a caregiver, the use of this type of van can change your life, too. Kersey Mobility has both options for you to choose from.

Benefits of Renting

For those considering an accessible van, consider the benefits of renting one. Many dealerships allow you to buy or rent these vehicles.

  • Rent when you only need to use the vehicle locally for a limited amount of time.
  • Renting makes the most sense when the individual is likely to overcome his or her physical limitations. You may not need to have a van long term.
  • For longer distances, if you plan to travel just once or twice, renting does make sense. It can be less expensive than buying outright.

Renting is less expensive for those who do not plan to use the accessible van frequently. It can be somewhat limiting in that you can only rent the features and tools available to you from the dealership.

Benefits of Buying

On the other hand, buying an accessible van can also be very effective. It is the best way to provide continuous service to those who are disabled.

  • If you are permanently disabled, or will be for the long term, buying will be less expensive.
  • For those that plan to use the vehicle frequently, even for long distances, buying makes sense.
  • You will pay less for these over the long term if you need regular service from them.

Take the time to consider all of the options in the vehicles available to you. The right van is out there, even just for rental needs. However, buying your own vehicle also is a good way to save money for those who need continuous, long term service. Consider your current circumstances. Will buying offer the best benefit to you over the long term. If so, you will find numerous makes and models on the market that are both affordable and customizable to your specific needs. Stop by one of their stores in Washington State, and one of their experienced staffers will be happy to help you make this tough decision. Whatever you decide, the staff at Kersey Mobility will be there every step of the way, so you know you’ll get exactly what you need.

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How to Shop for a Wheelchair Accessible Van

Have you decided that you are ready to purchase your own wheelchair accessible van? These vehicles will provide you with a great deal of mobility that you cannot enjoy when you have to ask others to provide you with transportation. However, if you have never purchased a mobility vehicle before, you may not have any idea how to go about shopping for them. Here is what you will need to do so that you can purchase the right van.

Start with finding the right wheelchair accessible van dealership. Kersey Mobility provides you with a large inventory of new and used van options so that you can easily find the right vehicle. Additionally, the staff at Kersey Mobility will be completely professional and knowledgeable so that you can get the answers you need to all of your questions before you purchase your vehicle.

Next, you will need to determine which type of van you want. When you look for a wheelchair accessible van, you will need to choose between new and used handicap vans. Used vans offer lower prices and new vans provide complete customization. In addition, you will need to choose between a full sized van or a minivan. Picking the right type of van will need to be based on your preferences.

Finally, you will need to choose mobility accessories. When you choose your wheelchair accessible van, you will need to choose mobility options to customize the vehicle to your needs. These options can include scooter or wheelchair lifts, ramps, tie-downs or even hand controls. You will need to choose the right accessories for your van based on what you need from them,

As you can see, shopping for your new wheelchair accessible van can be managed through a step-by-step process. If you follow these steps, it will be much easier for you to shop for the best vehicle to suit your own mobility needs.

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Handicap Vans for Rental

Did you know that you can rent handicap vans for the needs you have whenever you need to? Perhaps you do not need to have a vehicle on hand all the time to meet mobility needs. You may not even have a long-term disability to manage. If you just need a rental every now and then, there may be no reason to buy a new vehicle. However, you still should choose a vehicle that can accommodate your loved one’s physical needs, no matter what those needs may be.

At Kersey Mobility, you can get the handicap van rentals you need. Here are some of the things you can count on obtaining through this company’s services.The company offers a large selection of handicap vans, adaptive driving vehicles, mobility vehicles and many other products. You’ll find lifts and ramp options available.Each of the vehicles receives regular inspection to ensure it is the safest it can be for you, no matter when you need it.

You can choose between a long-term or short-term rentals, depending on what your needs are at the time. This is a great way to save money too. You can count on the quality being the very best, no matter which make or model of vehicle you choose to rent.The company wants to ensure you are comfortable and able to be as mobile as you want to be. If you are not sure of what you need, they can help you.

Wheelchair vans are available for rent from Kersey Mobility on a regular basis. Look at the options available now. You may find exactly what you are looking for at the price that is right for your budget. Get mobile and get the help you need to be mobile.

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Wheelchair Van Services You Can Count On

When you need service for your wheelchair van, chances are good you’ll find a variety of companies to choose from for those needs. However, you should take steps to find a trusted provider who can meet all of your needs and get your repair done on time, in budget and with the care you need. Take a look at the services that one trusted provider, Kersey Mobility, has to offer to you. You’ll be impressed by the many options Kersey has to select from.

  • The company does sell used and new wheelchair van products and vans themselves.
  • It can help you to find the right wheelchair lifts for your van, or install the one you have. It also offers repair services for lifts.
  • The company also offers the same features for scooters, and other types of seating options or chair needs that you may have.
  • The company will help you with things like hand controls and other driving aids. They can help you to find the right adaptive driving devices, offer recommendations, install and later repair these if necessary.
  • The company also offers help for switch extensions, push button shifting, EZ-Locks, tie downs and grab handles, just to name a few of the options you can turn to them for.

Let’s not forget that Kersey Mobility also makes sure that your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs are met. Do you need to buy a new wheelchair van? They can help you to determine what the right features and specs are while also offering you guidance on paying for those vans. Take the time to find out what your options are. Then, invest with confidence knowing that you are working with one of the most trusted providers in mobility vans, including the handicap van you need.

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