Sunday, February 13, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

NMEDA is a non-profit trade association that helps educate consumers on buying products from a certified NMEDA dealer. What products are those? Mobility options for people who have a disability. NMEDA does not sell anything, rather it is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people.   NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people. 

It is always important to remember that no two people with disability are exactly the same.  You must beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs.  After a personalized "in-person" evaluation, you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs.  If you need additional training or product refinements, your NMEDA dealer is there to help you!


The NMEDA has Dealers but they also have a Quality Assurance Program. The Quality Assurance Program or QAP holds those dealers to a higher documented standard.  They are required to have all of these things

  • Maintain Product and Completed Operations and Garage Keepers insurance for liability purposes.
  • Have certified welders if they perform structural modifications to vehicles.
  • Have technicians certified for the equipment they sell, install and service.
  • Maintain records of all adaptive work.
  • Undergo an inspection/audit process at least annually by an independent auditing firm to ensure compliance to the NMEDA Guidelines, certain aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and “Make Inoperative” mandates.
  • Abide by the Mediation Committee’s decisions when a complaint is lodged by a consumer, a Dealer, or any other person or entity.
  • Provide 24 hour service to their customers.
  • Meet shop facility and equipment requirements.
  • Have four-corner scales.

That gives a consumer serious peace of mind when purchasing a mobility vehicle. The NMEDA can help caregivers save their backs and they can give back independence to the elderly or  disabled by letting them have options for getting back on the road.   


For all my local readers, there is a NMEDA dealer 7 minutes from Avon!  Also, there is near Greenwood too!  If you are looking for a dealer, check out this link!  How close is the closest dealer to your house?



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