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Used, New, Hire & Sell

March 5, 2020
Posted by: WAVCompare

Used WAVs

There is a wide selection of WAVs available on the used market – available to buy from private individuals and motor dealers, many of which only specialise in WAVs. You can browse the used section of WAV Compare here and then in the top right hand corner of any WAV listing easily find the seller details, where you can email or call them direct.

You may wonder where the used WAVs come from – the vast majority are ‘ex-Motability‘ where they have been provided by Motability from new and then returned when the lease ends after 5 years. They then become available to buy as trade and available for sale on the used market. In general this is good news, they have only had one owner and will have full service history. As you may know yourself, getting wheelchairs in and out of a car is not always easy, so often you’ll find a few more scratches and bumps on a used WAV.

New WAVs

All used WAVs were once brand new! – so there is a huge range of new WAVs available to buy fully wheelchair accessible direct from the converter. You’ll notice that some of the converters sell the same make and model of vehicles, for example the Fiat Doblo is a popular choice and is sold by a number of converters. The best one for you will depend on your requirements and you can find out more about conversions in the previous section.

Wheelchair users don’t pay VAT:

When you buy a new WAV (or in a fact any motor vehicle), you are registered disabled and a wheelchair user then you may be eligible for VAT relief – where no VAT is charged. There is a more in depth PDF available from HMRC which you can view here .

Adding a WAV listing is easy – you simply create an account and login using a username and password, add the description and upload photos. For multiple dealer listings we can upload for you and offer our unique ‘website match’ where we match your website to the WAVs listed on WAV Compare.

Don't be afraid to ask for a free home demo!

There are not 100’s of specialist WAV dealers across the UK – so often finding one on your doorstep where you can pop along and view a huge selection of WAVs is not possible. You might be lucky – check out our dealer search here, where you can search via your postcode or region.

Most dealers are happy to bring a WAV to your house – where you can have a free home demonstration and see if it’s suitable for you – give them a call and ask.

Motability Scheme

The Motability scheme enables you to lease a car, scooter or wheelchair in exchange for your higher rate mobility allowance and there are a number of WAVs available on the scheme.

A WAV leased via Motability will cost you a minimum of £16,200 over 5 years and you do not own the vehicle. Whilst Motability can be a great scheme – but it’s not always the best option for everyone and it is certainly worth considering all the options and how a used WAV with private finance compares.

Hire a WAV

If you don’t need a WAV long term then hiring a WAV may be a good option – you can hire for 3 days or lease for up to 12 months. It depends on your individual circumstances but it can allow you to ‘try out’ a WAV and see if it’s going to work for you and if you are not sure how long the vehicle will be needed then a rolling WAV hire where you can extend monthly may be ideal.

Hiring a WAV for a few days will cost more than compared to an ordinary non adapted car – this is due to the cost of the vehicle being higher to purchase originally and because of the availability being a lot less. Most towns have numerous places where you can hire a Ford Focus with delivery only being a few miles down the road. With WAV hire there are less than 5 companies in the whole of the UK who hire WAVs on any scale so delivery and collection costs can be an issue, especially for hire of less than 1 week.

To find out costs all you need to do is complete our quick form here .

Sell your WAV

We have 100’s of visitors each and every day – all looking for a WAV. If you have a WAV for sale then we provide the ideal platform to advertise and reach these people.

Adding a WAV listing is easy – you simply create an account and login using a username and password, add the description and upload photos. For multiple dealer listings we can upload for you and offer our unique ‘website match’ where we match your website to the WAVs listed on WAV Compare.

List and sell your WAV today!

Private seller – click here.

Specialist dealer – click here.

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