Our Motability specialists will be happy to discuss your requirements & can even offer a home test drive if you're unable to visit our dealerships. We provide a full range of adaptations and will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf to provide you with a hassle free experience.
As a Colin Appleyard Motability customer, you will benefit from:
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.
Still not sure how it works? below are our FAQ's
Why should I join the Motability Scheme? - You are able to choose the brand new car that suits both your needs and price every three years. All insurance, servicing and breakdown assistance is included in the price. It's easy. It only takes a few simple steps: choose the car that suits you, go to the dealership to test drive/see it in person and then we'll organise everything for you.
How do I pay for a Motability car? - Motability Operations receive payments as a direct transfer from the relevant benefits agency. Some cars have what is referred to as an 'advanced payment'. There are several cars across the Suzuki and Nissan ranges available with Nil Advance, meaning you pay nothing upfront.
Will I get the Advanced Payment back? - No - if you've chosen a car which requires an advanced payment up front, then this is a non-refundable payment.
Do I get to keep the car at the end of the lease period? -
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:
Can I take a test drive in the car I'm interested in? - 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 and ensure there's plenty of space for yourself and any equipment you might have. We will only recommend cars which we feel suit your needs but it's important it's right for you.
Can I part-exchange my privately-owned car? - Yes you can. If the car you've chosen has an advanced payment, you can part-exchange your current car and put the money towards that.
Will it cost extra to adapt the car to suit my disability? - Many adaptations are included in your Motability package, it depends on your individual circumstances. Chat to one of our Motability specialists for more information.
I am under 25. Are there any restrictions to getting a Motability car? - 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).
Can I return my car before the end of my lease period? - Motability cars are leased on a 36 month term and cannot be returned before the end of the agreement. If for any reason your mobility allowance is stopped, you will need to inform Motability Operations.
How does the process work? - Once you've chosen a vehicle and taken it for a test drive, you'll be ready to order your Motability car. To do this you'll need the following documents:
Once your new car is ready to collect, there's just a few things left to do:
- Complete the signed agreement between yourself and Motability Operations
- Pay the advanced payment (if applicable)