Life never stops, and neither should you.
For drivers with disabilities and their caregivers, mobility is key. That's why we're always looking for clever, purposeful solutions to help folks get through their everyday. But our journey is just beginning, with each innovation fueling our desire to make driving more accessible for all. Because everyone deserves to move more confidently, with pride and peace of mind.
Welcome to the Mobility Program.
At General Motors, we know just how important mobility is if you have a disability. That's why we've created the GM Mobility Program. It's designed to help people with disabilities access the resources they need, and get a reimbursement of up to $1,000* towards the cost of adaptive new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac plus a two-year subscription of OnStar Essential Plan, on us, which includes OnStar Safety & Security, Remote Access and access to the OnStar Guardian App.
To help you find the equipment and vehicle that's right for you, we've included the information you'll need and a number of links in the following pages, as well as a helpful overview you can download and keep.
Getting the vehicle you love adaptive with the right equipment can be simple process. To start, we recommend you:
Obtain an evaluation or visit your medical practitioner
First find a driver assessment facility and arrange for a complete evaluation. There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you are not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with the Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program. Your assessment should include suggestions about your driving and a list of vehicle modification recommendations.
If you already know what kind of adaptive equipment you need, you won't need an evaluation. Your equipment installer will only need a physician's authorized form.
Contact the Provincial Ministry of Transportation
In most provinces, people are required to report any changes in their medical status to the Provincial Ministry of Transportation. When you report a change in your medical status, the Ministry may conduct medical review, and may need to alter your driving privileges for your safety. Also keep in mind that failure to report a change in your medical status may put your driver's license in jeopardy altogether.
To be eligible for a GM reimbursement for up to $1,000,* your adaptive equipment must be:
- Permanently installed in an eligible vehicle
- Installed for driver or passenger with a permanent disability
- Vehicle conversion by completed for eligible participants within 12 months of the new vehicle purchase / lease date
- Regular production options and GM accessories are not eligible for reimbursement
The following equipment is eligible for reimbursement
- Automatic Door Opener (when used with lift)
- Assist Handle
- Assist Step
- Transfer Platform
- Wheelchair and/or Scooter Lift
Brake / Accelerator Systems
- Brakes - Reduced Effort
- Brake System - Emergency Backup
- Parking Brake - Push/Pull Control
- Parking Brake - Electric
- Parking Brake - Extension Lever
- Hand Controls
- Servo-Assisted Hand Controls
- Left Foot Accelerator
- Vinyl Seat Cover (Front Seating Area Only)
- Extended Travel Transfer Seat (non-OEM Only)
- Safety Belt Extenders
- Adaptive Steering Devices
- Steering Controls
- Foot-Control Steering
- Horizontal Steering
- Steering Column Extension
- Steering System - Emergency Backup
- Steering System - Reduced and Zero Effort
- Driving Console for Relocations of Secondary Controls
- Elbow Switches
- Gear Selector Lever for Left Hand
- Power Channels / Power Pan
- Turn Signal Lever for Right Hand
- Wheelchair Tie-Down and/or Lockdown System
Other Vehicle Modifications
- Joystick Driving Systems
- Inverter Installation
- Lowered Floor
- Quad Key Holder / Turner
- Raised Roof/Door (when used with a lift)
- Alert systems
Get your driver assessment professional involved in the process. There is a broad range of vehicle and adaptive equipment available, but finding the right match can be challenging. Space limitations, vehicle use and the type of equipment you need are all factors you should consider when you're doing your research. Remember if you need help choosing the right vehicle, get in touch with our Dueck Sales and Leasing Consultant, an adaptive equipment installer or your assessment professional.
GM Mobility Vans - The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana
The full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana mobility vans provide abundant interior spare, cargo capacity, and accessibility that wheelchair and scooter users can appreciate. Express and Savana are practical choices for installing adaptive equipment and mobility accessories like wheel chair lifts, ramps, running boards, and driver aids.
What's more, the Express and Savana mobility vans offers amenities, options, and safety features that help make every outing more comfortable and secure.
Before you choose an adaptive equipment dealer, shop around and ask about their qualifications, warranty, services practices and capabilities. Consider more than just the initial cost, and if you think it's necessary, ask the company for a list of references. If you're not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation.
Get to know NMEDA
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities. To make sure you have the chance to drive or be transported in a vehicle modified with adaptive equipment, they maintain an up-to-date list of dealers and installers across the country.
How can I make sure my vehicle is eligible?
For the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, in effect until January 3, 2023, you must purchase or lease a new 2022 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle.
Can I use the reimbursement with other factory rebate and incentives?
Yes. Speak to your dealer about other offers available to you. I don't see my adaptive equipment on your list.
How do I find out if I can be reimbursed?
Please feel free to contact us at the GM CANADA MOBILITY ASSISTANCE CENTRE: 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) English/French (TTY users, 1-800-263-3830).
How soon after I purchase or lease my new vehicle do I have to complete installation and apply for reimbursement?
To take advantage of the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, you must have the vehicle adapted and submit a claim within of the date of purchase / lease. Other program rules apply.
Where can I find a qualified equipment installer?
If you're not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation are good sources of information. You can also use the NMEDA search tool to find an adaptive equipment dealer near you.
Where I can get a driver evaluation?
There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you're not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with your local Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program at 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483).