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Testimonial | Review - Handicap Van Buyers Debra O Is Happy with Her Dependable Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Purchased from AMS Vans

We are so excited to be getting the new van updated with the EZ-Lock.

Today is the day!!

I also wanted to finally get back to you and tell you how our Dodge Caravan from AMS Vans saved the lives of my 2 daughters, my sister and my brother’s fiance.

We purchased a Dodge Caravan Conversion Van for Michelle in 2008. AMS Vans was the choice for us even though they were 2 states away. We drove our Dodge Caravan home and my daughter was the happiest person around! We loved the van, the people at AMS Vans and the independence Michelle gained. I even came out ahead….less bending and struggling!

In September of 2010, Michelle took her sister to Disney (Florida) for a Birthday Surprise. Along with Michelle and Nicole were my sister Lisa and my sister-in-law to-be, Dawn. All traveling for birthday fun and also to assist with Michelle’s needs.

Upon heading back home, less than an hour or so into the trip, the girls were plowed into by a huge dually truck, pulling a trailer. Our van was at a standstill when it was hit, as another accident had occurred up ahead. The force of the 55 mph the dually truck was traveling, knocked our van into other vehicles, knocked the door off, busted the windows, and was in such beat-up shape, no door would open. Thankfully the passenger door was knocked off in the accident, as it allowed Nicole and Dawn to exit the van and figure out how to attempt to get Michelle and Lisa out. Michelle was pulled out through the two front seats and Lisa was extracted by the ‘jaws of life’ when the fire/emergency personnel arrived.

All my family in the van survived, and if you look at the pictures, you will certainly understand why I honestly believe, without a doubt, that if it were not for God, Angels and the excellent conversion work by AMS Vans, my family may not all be here today.

Not only is the work excellent, but the helpfulness and concern of the employees is also very strong, personal and sincere. When I got that frantic call about the accident, I immediately called insurance, then I made a frantic call to Jill at AMS Vans, grasping for help…. I needed a way to get the wheelchair and my family home, as our 2008 Dodge was totaled. Jill’s reaction was that of concern and help! She immediately told me she would keep my family in her prayers and then put me in touch with the person who could arrange a rental van from AMS Vans. I needed this transaction to be a smooth and easy one, as the rest of the trip and whole accident process would be rough and emotional. Thank you AMS Vans for a smooth and easy rental transaction! When I got to Florida to pick up my family and the damaged wheelchair, I realized that I would need the rental van for an extended period of time. I had access to the rental van from AMS Vans, for five weeks, while we got our thoughts together and decisions made.

Without the rental conversion van, my family would have been immobile. Not only was Michelle needing to get from point “A” to point “B”, but my sister who suffered 2 broken legs was also confined to a wheelchair. The rental van was my way of getting Michelle around and getting my sister to doctor appts, therapy, church, and just ‘out’ on occasion to keep her spirits up.

When we returned the rental, we were also picking up our new Town & Country AMS Van. We were moving ahead. As we were getting settled in the new van, and looking it over, I realized that I would be hauling 2 wheelchairs for quite a while, sometimes both at the same time…… I would need an extra seat belt. There was not a hesitation, just a quick response to assist my family on their road to recovery. We drove away with our van and the 2 seat belts we would need. What a wonderful experience again!!!

Today, we are back to ‘finish’ the conversion. Michelle’s wheelchair was also totaled in the accident. After gathering all our information for insurance and getting to a wheelchair clinic, Michelle finally received her new power chair in May. We will be leaving Georgia today with the EZ-Lock portion completed! YES!!!

My heartfelt thank you to all those at AMS Vans; Jill, Chris and the whole crew. All have helped give my family and my sister some independence during the emotional and physical healing process. In addition, I thank them for the continued smile they have put on Michelle’s face - all PRICELESS!!!!

You ask WHY we drive from North Carolina to Georgia for the conversion van???? I think you know. We look at it as a visit to our AMS Van family!

My heart will be forever thankful for the caring people, and the caring work that goes into vans that they convert. To this day, my dad and I still believe that it was the personal attention, quality of work, the care of the technicians and the reinforced conversion that saved the lives of all 4 members of our family!

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Wheelchair Accessible Vans

Considering shopping with AMS Vans? Check out just a few of our weekly special deals on New/Used and Used/Used Vans!

2016 Used 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Van

USED Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
NEW AMS Edge Conversion

$29,995 $30,495


  • Stock #: 179734
  • Mileage: 46,927 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Rear Entry Short
  • Features: 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, ADA Compliant
2012 Used 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L Wheelchair Van

USED Chrysler Town & Country Touring L
USED VMI Northstar Conversion

$39,999 $41,999


  • Stock #: 323208
  • Mileage: 22,717 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry In-Floor Pwr
  • Features: N/A
2015 Used 2015 Ram ProMaster 1500 136 WB Wheelchair Van

USED Ram ProMaster 1500 136 WB
USED Tempest X Conversion

$65,499 $66,999


  • Stock #: 520753X
  • Mileage: 11,877 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Lift Pwr
  • Features: N/A

Vehicle Exterior


Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers

Keys

  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior


Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)

Sunroof

  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment


Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood


Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics

Battery

  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure

Wheels

  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


Engine

  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock

Brakes

  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test

Transmission

  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly

Steering/Suspension

  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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