To join the Motability Scheme, you must be in receipt of one of the following allowances and will need to have at least 12 months remaining on your allowance when you apply:
There are no restrictions to the number of Motability Scheme cars within a household, as long as all individual applicants are in receipt of a qualifying mobility allowance (as above) and meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are eligible to join the scheme, then you will pay for it with your weekly mobility allowance. If you choose a car which costs more than your weekly allowance, then you will need to make a single payment up front, known as an 'advanced payment'. The Suzuki range has cars from every model available from Nil Advance, meaning you pay nothing upfront. The Nissan range also has many models available from Nil Advance.
If you've chosen a car which requires an advanced payment up front, then this is a non-refundable payment - not a deposit.
No. As you are on a leasing scheme, the car remains the property of Motability Operations. At the end of your agreement you will have 3 options:
Of course, and we strongly recommend it. Even if you are not the driver, we recommend you try getting in and out of the car, ensure there's plenty of space for yourself and any equipment you might have and test the seating as well.
Yes you can. If the car you've chosen has an advanced payment, you can part-exchange your current car to pay for it.
Many adaptations are included in your Motability package. Chat to one of our Motability specialists for more information.
Drivers under 25 are restricted to cars with an ABI Insurance Group of 16 or lower, and with a power output of no more than 115bhp (this does not apply to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles).
Motability cars are leased on a 36 month term and cannot be returned before the end of the agreement.