Though you have to select a Qualified Vehicle Modifier and/or adaptive equipment dealer in your area, it isn't a decision you have to make alone. Discuss your options with your Ford Dealer, and read the following information to help you choose the providers best equipped to meet your specific needs.
Choosing a company to provide your vehicle modification is an important decision. Be sure to ask about credentials, experience, warranty coverage and service after the sale. To help you make your choice, reference the list of Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM) near you in your state's Mobility Resource Guide.
QVM is Ford Motor Company's quality recognition given to aftermarket adaptive equipment installers that meet manufacturing guidelines and best practices.
To qualify, a modifier must pass annual Ford evaluations on engineering, the manufacturing process and quality control — meeting the following standards:
Major structural vehicle modifications to accommodate the installation of a wheelchair lift or ramp MUST be completed by a Ford-authorized Qualified Vehicle Modifier to be eligible for reimbursement.
Choosing an adaptive equipment provider is an important decision that should not be made without adequate information. Be sure to ask about credentials, experience, warranty coverage and service after the sale. Your Ford Dealer can help. Feel free to discuss your options with your Ford Dealer before you make your decision. Reference your state's Mobility Resource Guide to find adaptive equipment providers near you.
Ford recommends you choose an adaptive equipment dealer that has been accredited by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).
NMEDA is a non-profit organization composed of dealers, automotive manufacturers, rehabilitation professionals and mobility equipment providers that encourage professionalism and work to establish national guidelines, standards and best practices for the vehicle accessibility industry.
NMEDA's Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment industry. As such, the companies involved have been certified to comply with NMEDA quality control processes, have the proper insurance and have obtained the applicable training from the adaptive equipment manufacturers they represent.