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Pick-up Locations in New York
Wheelers has one location in New York City to meet the needs of the community. Not seeing the location you need? Please fill out our contact form and let us know the city you would like to rent from. We will contact you shortly and do our best to fulfill your needs!
“Wheelers made our trip. I’ve traveled a lot with my disabled daughter and since we’ve been using Wheelers my stress level has decreased dramatically. I would definitely recommend this company.”
“So easy to use. The people on the phone were so informative and professional. The vehicle was exactly what we needed. I would recommend this company to anyone who has a special needs child or others that needs to rent a wheelchair van.”
“Wheelers was wonderful. Great customer service! I will definitely be using them for future trips!”
Frequently Asked Questions
What You'll Need
To rent a wheelchair van, you will need:
- To be at least 23 years of age
- Hold a valid US driver’s license
- Be able to meet and provide proof of our required minimum coverage levels of collision and comprehensive auto insurance
- Have a valid credit card
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RENT A WHEELERS VAN
It’s so easy. You can follow the website to get a quote and to make your reservation online, or you can give us a call at 800-456-1371 or 623-776-8830 and make your reservation for any of our locations nationwide. If you have a question or two and want to just get a quick answer, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s your daily mileage policy?
150 free miles per day is included in your rental. Any overage is at .35 cents per extra mile or .50 cents a mile if going out of state or more than 250 miles away from your rental location. With a max of 2000 miles a month.
Do you deliver?
Yes, Wheelers delivers to most major airports and local locations of your choice. All Wheelers deliveries are done by a third party and are subject to additional fees and availability.
How Long Can I rent?
We rent by the day, week, weekend, and month. A minimum of one day may be required at select locations. The longer you rent the cheaper the base rate (restrictions apply). All reservations that include a holiday require a 3-day minimum rental.
What types of vans are available?
We supply Dodge Grand Caravans and MV-1s at most locations across the country – availability will determine which van is assigned to you. Should you have a preference, please call Wheelers at least a week before your rental to ensure we can accommodate your request.
Do you have insurance? Can I purchase Insurance?
All renters are required to have full coverage insurance that covers rental vehicles. We do offer liability waivers for additional coverage; however, we do not offer these waivers in the following states:
California, Massachusetts, New York, Nevada, Texas.
All international customers are required to purchase both waivers.
Will an electric scooter fit in the vans?
Most standard electric scooters fit in both our MV-1 and Dodge models. However, it is the responsibility of the renter to ensure the van meets the requirements of their equipment. Dimensions of our vehicles can be provided upon request.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel your reservation at any time.
Local Pick Up: When cancelling a local pick up reservation cancelling with more than 2 days prior to the start date all fees will be returned. Cancelling 2 days or less than the start date no refund is provided, but a credit* of rental fees minus $100.
Delivery Reservations: Cancelling more than 3 days prior to the start date of your reservation will result in a full refund of the rental fees. Cancelling 3 days or less will result in a credit* of rental fees minus a $100 fee.
Any Reservation that includes a Major Holiday is noncancellable and no credit will be provided for the reservation in its entirety.
*Credits are good up to 1 year from reservation start date at any corporate location.
How can I pay?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex. Payment is due at time of booking.
Can I take my Van One-Way?
Yes, Wheelers does allow one-way travel. However, minimums apply and a return fee may be applied. Please contact our office for further details.
Can I take my van outside of the U.S.?
At this time under NO circumstances are our vans allowed to leave the U.S. By doing so it may result in loss of deposit and other fees.
How much does it cost to rent a van?
Wheelers rates vary based on location and time of year. However, our rates include daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Needing it only for a weekend? No problem! We have weekend rates to suit your needs too! We also price match guarantee! Make sure you get the best rate possible! Call our associates to hear all of the current promotions and pricing or simply click here to request a quote.
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About New York
New York is one of the most populous states in the United States, with a population of over 19 million people. The state is home to a diverse range of people and cultures, and it has a rich history dating back to the early days of European settlement. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States and is known for its diversity, both in terms of culture and geography. The state is also home to Niagara Falls, one of the most famous natural landmarks in the United States. With a strong economy, and major industries in finance, healthcare, media, and technology, New York makes a great place to live, work, and visit.
New York is a hub for travel from almost every part of the globe. The state has a developed transportation infrastructure including several airports and an extensive public transportation system that includes both, buses and trains. Despite having public transportation options, it can still be difficult to find accessible accommodations throughout the city so an accessible van is still the best option for wheelchair users to get around.
New York’s Top Wheelchair-Friendly Tourist Attractions
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of the top wheelchair-accessible tourist destinations in New York City. The main entrance to the building at 20 West 34th Street is wheelchair-accessible, as are the restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory. Ramps are implemented throughout the building to make both manual and motorized wheelchair use easier. The 86th Floor Observatory has lowered viewing walls and binoculars to accommodate wheelchair users. As a result, wheelchair users can enjoy all the same features of the Empire State Building as other visitors like a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The Empire State Building’s accessibility features make it a great and welcoming tourist destination for everyone.
Ellis Island & The Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are two of America’s most iconic tourist destinations. The only way to reach both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is a ferry, which is wheelchair accessible You will find priority seating near the enclosed main deck cabin. It is important to use the bathroom before the ferry crossing, as the restrooms on the ferries are not wheelchair accessible.
On Ellis Island, the entire museum is wheelchair accessible with either a wheelchair ramp or wheelchair-accessible elevator to each floor. Here you can learn about the historical immigration center, view historic photographs and see genuine luggage, and more.
Your ferry ticket will also include a trip to Liberty Island, home of one of the most famous landmarks in the world, The Statue of Liberty. Wheelchair access to the Statue of Liberty is available from where the main pedestal elevator stops to the top of the pedestal. From there, handicap-accessible walkways lead to several lookout points with stunning views of New York City.
Times Square is one of the most wheelchair-accessible tourist destinations in the world. It has wide sidewalks and a wheelchair-accessible subway station. This landmark is also home to several wheelchair-accessible attractions, such as the many street performers, Radio City Music Hall, and the New York Stock Exchange. In addition, many wheelchair-accessible tours are available, which provide visitors with an opportunity to see all that Times Square has to offer.
While Times Square has been wheelchair-accessible for many years, its history dates back much further. Originally named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly constructed Times Building. The area quickly became a popular gathering place for New Yorkers, and it soon became known for its vibrant nightlife and colorful signage. Today, Times Square is one of the most iconic destinations in New York City, and its wheelchair-accessible features make it an enjoyable and convenient destination for all visitors.
Broadway is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it is also wheelchair-accessible. With a rich history dating back to the early days of American theater, Broadway has long been a destination for those seeking to enjoy the very best in live entertainment.
As a result of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) which became law in 1990, many changes were made to Broadway theaters to make them more accessible for wheelchair users. Ramps and elevators were installed, wheelchair-accessible seating was made available, and restrooms were updated to accommodate those with a disability. wheelchair access is an important consideration for many theatergoers, and due to these changes, there are now several wheelchair-accessible Broadway shows available, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the magic of live theater.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is wheelchair-accessible throughout, with universally accessible bathrooms, entrances, and exhibits. Founded in 1869, the museum has a long and rich history of exploration, discovery, and research. Spanning 28 acres of land in New York City’s iconic Central Park, the museum is home to over 32 million specimens, ranging from ancient fossils to modern dioramas. The museum’s vast collections represent the natural history of the planet, from its earliest origins to the present day. In addition to its world-class exhibitions, the museum also houses a planetarium, a research library, and an IMAX theater. With its commitment to educating the public about the natural world, the American Museum of Natural History continues to be a leading force in scientific discovery.
About Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals is pioneering the rental van industry by offering vehicles that are comfortable, safe, and accessible for people with disabilities. Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals has locations throughout the United States, including pick-up and drop-off locations in New York, making it easy for people to rent a van in their local area or vacation destination.
Wheelers also offer a Rent2Buy program that allows customers to rent a vehicle for a three-day trial period at a special low rate before deciding to purchase it. To reserve an accessible van, all you need is to be at least 23 years of age and hold a valid credit card. Then, select your pick-up and drop-off locations to finalize your reservation.
Whether it is a short trip to a doctor’s appointment or an extended rental for a vacation, Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals is the perfect choice for anyone looking to rent an accessible van for independent transportation.