SOURCE: MobilityWorks

MobilityWorks

May 19, 2016 09:13 ET

MobilityWorks Announces New Costco Auto Program Offering BraunAbility Wheelchair Van Discounts for Costco Members

MobilityWorks, BraunAbility, and Costco Team up for Special Pricing Discounts on Accessible Vehicles and Other Mobility Products

RICHFIELD, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - MobilityWorks announced today a new auto program partnership with Costco Wholesale Corporation and BraunAbility to provide Costco members an exclusive discount on BraunAbility wheelchair accessible vehicles. Costco members in select markets will receive low, prearranged pricing on new or pre-owned mobility vehicles, as well as discounts on adaptive equipment, lifts, parts and service.*

The mobility program offers a wide range of options including wheelchair vans with side-entry or rear-entry ramps, wheelchair lifts and various adaptive driving components. BraunAbility's wheelchair accessible vehicles include the Ford Explorer MVX, the world's first wheelchair accessible SUV, and popular minivan models, including Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Benefits of the program include prearranged pricing on mobility vehicles, 15 percent off mobility adaptive equipment including installation charges, and 15 percent off mobility component repairs, parts and service. MobilityWorks now has 61 consumer locations in 22 states and is the largest mobility dealer in the United States. In addition to selling new and used modified vans for wheelchair accessibility, MobilityWorks and also rents accessible vans and installs adaptive equipment, such as hand controls and scooter lifts.

For MobilityWorks clients, the program will initially be piloted in the state of California where the company has eight showroom locations, including the major metro areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Members who purchase a new or certified pre-owned vehicle with a new BraunAbility conversion from MobilityWorks will receive a $500 Costco Cash Card upon completing all eligibility requirements.

"We are very excited to be offering these discounts to the Costco membership and fully expect this program to continue and expand across all of our service areas," said Eric Mansfield, Vice President of Operations for MobilityWorks. "This program will also let more people know about the many different solutions that are available to help them travel."

For more information, visit www.mobilityworks.com/costco.

*Available in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, OR, Utah and WA.

About MobilityWorks

MobilityWorks (aka WMK, LLC) is a Richfield, Ohio-based Inc. 500 company that employs specially trained Certified Mobility Consultants to work closely with its clients to understand their specific transportation needs in finding the right vehicle solution. Founded in 1997 with one location, MobilityWorks has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing privately held companies for the past ten years. MobilityWorks Commercial is the largest provider of commercial wheelchair vans in the country. TransitWorks, located in Akron Ohio, is the manufacturing division of WMK, LLC and is Ford Motor Company's largest mobility upfitter. Learn more about MobilityWorks at www.mobilityworks.com.

About the Costco Auto Program

Costco Auto Program is recognized as a leading member-focused auto-buying program in the industry. The service offers prearranged pricing and first-class buying experience on new and select pre-owned vehicles, motorcycles and powersports products, as well as discounts on automobile parts, service and accessories, to U.S. Costco members.

Costco Auto Program is operated by Affinity Auto Program, which has been managing the program since its inception in 1989. Last year alone, Costco members purchased more than 465,000 vehicles through the program. The Costco Auto Program surveys every member who uses the program to ensure the program continues to meet their high expectations; more than 96 percent of members who responded to the survey gave it high marks for value, service and overall experience.

About Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale Corporation currently operates 702 warehouses, including 492 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 90 in Canada, 36 in Mexico, 27 in the United Kingdom, 24 in Japan, 12 in South Korea, 11 in Taiwan, eight in Australia and two in Spain. Costco also operates electronic commerce websites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan.

About BraunAbility

BraunAbility is the world's leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts in the mobility industry. Founded nearly 50 years ago by Ralph Braun, the corporation was built on the age-old adage, "Necessity is the mother of invention." Ralph Braun was a young man who used a wheelchair and had no reliable transportation to and from his place of work. He built his first wheelchair accessible vehicle in 1972, and since then the company has grown into the most trusted and experienced name in the mobility industry, bringing independence to hundreds of thousands of individuals across the world. To learn more, visit www.braunability.com.

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