February 2017

Tips on Dating this Valentine’s Day

young disabled man and girlfriend at a cafe

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and we want to talk about how accessible we think dating can be!

With these easy steps, you can find a date and impress them with a fun-filled night!

Step One: Find a dating website that’s right for you!

– Special Bridge
Dating 4 Disabled
– Disabled Passions
Whispers 4 You

Step Two: Create a profile, and don’t be afraid to be honest about your specific situation!

Step Three: The Date — Choose somewhere that you know is wheelchair accessible!

Ideas:
– Bowling
– Dinner
– Movie
– Visit an Art Gallery/Museum
– Cook together

And remember — don’t try to hide your disability. You have to own it, and be honest about it. But it’s also not who you are, so don’t spend the night focusing on it or only talking about it!

So, what happens when you’ve planned everything and met your match online?

You’ll need date-night transportation! Look up accessible van rentals. If you’re in the Atlanta, GA or Houston, TX areas, AMS Vans has several vans to choose from! Call now to check availability at 877-621-4029! (If that date goes well, we also rent weekly and monthly for more getaways and can even deliver way outside those areas!)

That’s it! You’re set to having the perfect night that’s full of independence and LOVE! 

Happy Valentine’s Day from your AMS Vans family!

Know the Worth of Your Wheelchair

If you want a good thing to last, you have to give it some TLC, right?

You eat clean so that your body stays happy and healthy. You call your best friend every day so that your relationship can stay in tact and flourish. You sit in front of your TV screen mimicking the moves of a hippie yoga instructor that you’ve never met so that you can keep your blood pumping.

So why wouldn’t you take care of your wheelchair?

We’re here to help you with your wheelchair and accessible equipment upkeep! Follow these simple steps, and you’ll keep your wheelchair in shape with ease!

Just like keeping your house clean one room at a time, taking care of your wheelchair takes baby steps!

CtW95U7WAAA2JRd– Clean it! Take time once or twice a week to wipe down your wheelchair, also checking for any tears that you might need to get repaired immediately!

– Another weekly step: check the nuts and bolts. You can use a wrench for this! Tighten any loose ones, and replace anything that is dangerous!

– Just like any other thing on wheels, you should be checking your wheelchair tire pressure frequently! You won’t have a light that will come on when they’re running low like you do in your car, so it’s up to you to make sure that your tires are filled! Then you need to do the little things like cleaning the tread and making sure your wheels don’t need to be replaced! (They will bulge outwards or throw off wheel alignment, and that’s how you’ll know that it’s time to get new ones!)

– Checking out your framework is important, too! Lo14500175_10154008305877104_8184649916152933801_o (1)ok for any cracks or damage or movement barriers!

Taking care of your wheelchair will ensure it a longer lifespan! However, is something does happen to go wrong or it’s time for an upgrade, AMS Vans, Inc. does offer Pride Mobility chairs, Jazzy chairs, and even the Whill with blue tooth and multiple terrain options! It never hurts to check out newer models, and sometimes your wheelchair van requires a certain sized wheelchair!

If you have questions about the chairs and services that AMS Vans, Inc. offers, give us a call at 877-621-4029!

You can also visit www.amsvans.com to view the wheelchairs and scooters that we offer in our inventory!