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“Wheelers is God sent. The vans are very easy to use to transport someone in a wheelchair. Customer service is excellent. The day before my dad passed away we were able to take him for ice cream and created a wonderful memory. If we didn’t have the van this would have never happened. Thank you Wheelers.”
“Great service offered that I didn’t even know existed in San Antonio. We needed to rent a handicapped accessible van for an upcoming event and found Wheelers. The customer service agent I spoke with was friendly and made the process easy. Thankful they offer this service.”
“They delivered our van on time and ready to go. Highly recommend using Wheelers for your next trip.”
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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Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. It is the second-largest state in both area and population. Texas is 268,596 square miles and has a population of more than 29 million people. The state is bordered by Louisiana and Arkansas to the east, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and Mexico to the south. The state has roughly 367 miles of coast along the Gulf of Mexico. The state’s large size and its location at the intersection of different climate zones mean that the state has different weather depending on what location you are in. The mountainous region found in the panhandle experiences colder winters and less annual precipitation. The Gulf Coast region has mild winters and as much as 64 inches of rainfall per year. Generally, most areas of Texas experience consistent summer-high temperatures in the 90°F range. Pre-colonial Texas was home to three major indigenous cultures, the Ancestral Puebloans, the Mound Builders, and the civilizations of Mesoamerica. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive in the region, and since then, Texas has been a part of several nations. Texas has been claimed by Spain, France, Mexico, the independent Republic of Texas, the Confederate States, and the United States.
Because of its large size, Texas is home to America’s largest highway and railway systems. The state has more than 79,000 miles of public highways.
Texas’s Top Wheelchair-friendly Tourist Attractions
The City of San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas. It has been actively eliminating architectural barriers and creating wheelchair accessibility to more than 50 locations throughout the city since the early 1980s. The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and special-case pedestrian zone that follows the San Antonio River through five miles of downtown San Antonio. The parallel, paved pathways on either side of the river offer 15 miles of accessible trail for pedestrians to enjoy. The River Walk is open 24/7 and surrounded by many shops, galleries, and restaurants for pedestrians to enjoy. In addition to permanent businesses, the riverwalk also hosts many parades, artisan shows, and festivals throughout the year.
The Alamo is one of the most famous landmarks in Texas and should be at the top of any history buff’s sightseeing list. The Alamo is a historic Spanish Mission founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in present-day San Antonio. The building was made famous by the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, a pivotal skirmish in the Texas Revolution from Mexico, where Mexican troops laid siege to the building for thirteen days. At the time the Alamo was used as a garrison for Texan troops fighting for independence. About 100 Texans fought off 1,500 Mexican soldiers during the battle. Although they ultimately lost, the defeat inspired many Texans and Tejanos to join the Texian Army and eventually defeat Mexico. Now, The Alamo offers tours, museum exhibits, and living history demonstrations to visitors. The Alamo offers restrooms that are compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act and offers wheelchairs upon request. Although the historic buildings are wheelchair accessible, some of the original flagstone floors are uneven, so visitors are encouraged to use caution.
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The Space Center Houston is a leading science and space exploration learning center and one of Houston’s top attractions. The Space Center Houston offers an educational complex and space museum that houses over 400 space artifacts, exhibits, and experiences. It is home to the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. It is the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. There is plenty of handicapped parking located near the entrance and at a separate lot near a picnic area. Accessible restrooms can be found throughout the facility, and all Space Center Houston theaters, exhibits, and attractions are wheelchair accessible. The Space Center Houston also supplies a limited number of complimentary wheelchairs given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Big Bend National Park is a national park in southwest Texas that includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. The park is 1,252 square miles and offers several campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, scenic drives, and historic sites. The Panther Junction, Chisos Basin, Persimmon Gap, and the Rio Grande visitor centers are all accessible to wheelchair users. These visitor centers feature reserved parking and are accessible by ramp. The restrooms, exhibit area, bookstore, information desk, and drinking fountain are all wheelchair-accessible as well. The Chisos Basin and Rio Grande Village Campgrounds both set aside fully accessible campsites with adjoining accessible restrooms. It is best to call ahead and reserve these sites before visiting. Certain short segments of nature trails are fully accessible to wheelchairs, like the Panther Path, Window View Trail, and the beginning of the Rio Grande Village Nature trail Boardwalk.
Austin, Texas, is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World” and offers many chances for visitors to enjoy great music, from the airport terminal to grocery stores. In addition to the many music venues, the state’s capital offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities and activities for visitors to enjoy. The Texas State Capitol building was– at one time– the seventh-largest building in the world. While that is no longer the case, the beautiful building is still bigger than the nation’s capital and offers free guided tours to visitors. Tours of the capitol building’s facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users; however, motorized mobility scooters are not allowed on the Capitol Grounds. Austin also plays host to many museums. The Bullock Texas State History Museum, Texas Memorial Museum, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and the French Legation Museum are all wheelchair accessible and each offer a unique experience.
About Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals has pioneered the handicap rental van industry. Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals provides access to automobile rentals that are comfortable, safe, and accessible in multiple locations throughout the United States. Wheelers has locations in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. These locations provide pickup services at the Austin Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, George Bush Airport, and the San Antonio Airport. With Wheeler’s vans, customers can become more independent and go wherever they want, whenever they want. Renting is easy, and customers have the flexibility to pick their vehicle make and vehicle model from Wheelers’ available fleet. Wheelers also offer a Rent2Buy program that allows customers to rent a chosen vehicle for a three-day trial period at a special low rate before deciding to purchase the vehicle. To reserve an accessible full-size van or mini-van, all you need is to be at least 23 years of age, hold a valid US driver’s license, proof of insurance, and have a valid credit card. Then, select your pick-up and drop-off locations to finalize your reservation. To book an accessible van for your next vacation, contact us today!