If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the
Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners' Mobility
Supplement, getting a new car with Stratstone is easier and more
affordable than ever. Through Motability, you simply turn
part or all of that allowance into the car of your choice.
We provide the car and the support you need so you can
enjoy worry-free motoring, including:
- Inclusive Insurance, servicing and
- Full RAC breakdown assistance
- Annual tax disc
- Tyre and windscreen replacement
- 60,000 mileage allowance over 3
- Many adaptations at no extra cost
- You don't have to drive - you can
nominate up to two other drivers and pay a little extra for a
To lease a car from Motability, you must be receiving
- Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of
the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - currently £51.40 per week -
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
(WPMS) - currently £57.40 per week.
If you choose to lease a car through Motability's Contract Hire
scheme you must have at least 12 months' award length
Checking your eligibility
If you would like assistance checking whether you are eligible
for either the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners'
Mobility Supplement, you should contact one of the following
For enquiries about the Disability Living Allowance (DLA),
please contact Pensions, Disability & Carers Service on 08457
123456 or visit the Directgov website.
For enquiries about the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
(WPMS), please contact Service Personnel & Veterans Agency on
0800 169 2277 or visit the Veterans UK website.
If you receive the allowance but do not wish or are unable to
drive, you can nominate up to two drivers. These may be
friends or relatives, and parents or carers can apply on behalf of
a child aged three years or older.
As of 1 January 2012:
- All nominated drivers should live
with, or within five miles of the disabled
customer's address. If your disability-related needs
can only be met by having drivers outside of this range, please
call the Motability Customer Services team on 0845 456
- You'll also need to confirm that all
proposed drivers agree to abide by the rules surrounding the
use of your Motability car, sign the necessary Statement of
Responsibilities and have given their consent for
Motability to check their details against the DVLA driver
licence database. In order to do this your proposed drivers can
come to the dealership when you place your order. Alternatively,
they can complete a Driver Consent Form
which you will need to take with you when you place your
- Proposed drivers must not
have any serious driving convictions, disqualifications,
or endorsements within the last five years. There are also some
restrictions on young drivers.
As of 1 January 2012:
- Only one named driver can be under
the age of 21- this could be the disabled customer or
another driver who lives at the disabled
- Drivers under the age of
25 can only drive cars in the lower ABI insurance groups
of one to 16 and with a brake horsepower rating of 115BHP or
If you have an existing driver on your lease who is affected by
these changes, they can continue to drive until you reach the end
of your current agreement as long as they remain named as a
permitted driver on your Certificate of Motor Insurance.
Motability is a Scheme designed for the benefit of disabled
customers. So, as well as all the benefits on offer as part of our
worry-free package, you'll need to make sure you're happy to lease
a car within the Scheme guidelines.
You will be asked to make sure:
- The car is used by, or for the benefit of, the disabled
person. This does not mean that the disabled person needs
to be in the car for every journey. In practice, this means other
named drivers in the household can use the car for shopping and
other routine activities, as long as the disabled customer will
- Only named drivers listed on your Certificate
of Motor Insurance can drive the car
- That you let Motability know about any changes that may
affect your lease
- The car is not used as a taxi or delivery
vehicle or for any unauthorised business use
- The car is not lent, sub-leased or
At the time of ordering your new car, you, your nominated
drivers and the Stratstone dealer will need to sign a
Statement of Responsibilities to confirm you
understand and agree to abide by these guidelines surrounding the
use of your car.
Our network of dealers are there to get you, and keep you, on
With at least two fully trained Motability specialist on hand at
each motability scheme dealership we can help you make an informed
decision, we can arrange a test drive or ride for you and aid
in a seamless transfer into your new car.
To make the most of your time we recommend that you make an
appointment with the Motability specialist prior to your visit.
Taking a test drive
At Stratstone we like to give you the opportunity to test drive
your chosen car and we understand that a 'quick round the block'
test drive or ride may not be enough, that's why we offer you
a comprehensive test drive so you can be sure about your
Already got a car?
With Stratstone you have the option of trading in your existing
privately-owned car. This means you can to use the value of your
car against any possible advance payment on your new Motability
car, or you can use the money to spend however you wish.
This allows you to keep your existing vehicle until the day you
collect your new Motability car; which means you do not have to
worry about managing without a car, even for a short time. It
also means you don't have the hassle of trying to sell your car
privately and being the UK's largest dealer group means we can
offer you the very best price for your car.
Adaptations are devices that can be fitted to your vehicle so
that driving is safer and more comfortable, and getting in and out
of the car is made easier. There are a number of adaptations
available, many for no extra cost, that could improve your motoring
experience, including adaptations to help with:
- Speed and steering
- Signalling and safety
- Seating and access
If you think you may benefit from an adaptation in your new car,
Stratstone can arrange for you to meet with their local Adaptation
Specialist at a convenient time and date to suit you.