Determining Your Needs
Before visiting your participating dealership, visit your local assessment center (call our hotline at (800) 255-9877 to locate a center near you) for a professional driving evaluation and prescription for adaptive equipment. Also check with your state driverâ€™s licensing agency for any special local requirements for driving with adaptive equipment. If you or your loved one can easily navigate in a wheelchair, a basic two-door vehicle with room behind the seats (to store a collapsible wheelchair) and power seats (to enable easier entry and exit) may work very well.
You are not necessarily restricted to a minivan or truck â€” many modifications can be made to other Chrysler Group vehicles.Visit NMEDA for more information
Finding an Upfitter
Upfitters (vehicle modifiers or adaptive equipment installers) ensure your new vehicle is adjusted in a way that suits your needs in a manner that is compliant with federal and state guidelines. Shop around and should you require recommendations, call our hotline toll-free at (800) 255-9877 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit NMEDA for more information about finding a qualified vehicle upfitter.
Q. Does factory-installed optional equipment qualify for this program?
A. No. Factory optional equipment is not reimbursable under the Automobility Program.
Q. Do I need a prescription or note from my doctor?
A. Maybe. For running boards, alerting devices and other similar type adaptations, youâ€™ll need to provide a prescription or medical documentation on physicianâ€™s letterhead. However, for many adaptations, such as driving devices and wheelchair or scooter hoists, you are not required to provide a medical note or prescription from a doctor.
Q. Does the equipment have to be installed by a Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge or Ram Dealership or FIAT® Studio?
A. No. Any qualified adaptive equipment dealer selected by the customer may install equipment. Chrysler Group LLC recommends major structural modifications be completed by a factory-approved conversion company recognized as a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.