What is the Motability Scheme?
The Motability Scheme is the UK's leading car scheme for people with disabilities. Operated by the Motability charity, the scheme enables people with disabilities to exchange their mobility allowance to lease a new car. It is an affordably convenient way for you to live a more mobile and independent life.
Your car can also be fitted with adaptations, according to your tailored requirements, to aid you when it comes to accessing, driving or storing mobility aids in your car. Plus, you may also nominate up to two named drivers for your vehicle.
Insurance, servicing and maintenance are pre-arranged and included in the price you pay. Cars in the Motability Scheme are covered by RSA insurance, RAC breakdown assistance, Kwik Fit tyres, and Motability's award-winning UK-based customer services team; providing you with complete peace of mind and a stress-free leasing experience.
If you are new to the Motability Scheme or renewing at the end of your existing lease, you are eligible for a £750 New Vehicle Payment. To find out more about this payment and learn more about the Motability Scheme, read our frequently asked questions.
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How does the Motability Scheme work?
Getting a brand-new vehicle through the Motability Scheme is simple and straightforward. There are three simple steps to getting on the road with Motability:
- Find the right car for you by browsing our latest Motability offers.
- Find your local Stratstone retailer. All our dealers are Motability accredited and have trained Motability Specialists on hand to assist with a test drive.
- Place your order. Our Associates will take care of everything for you, helping you with the paperwork and making sure you get the right car for you. An application has to be placed with Motability, and when it is approved, we can order your new car.
A Motability lease is for a three year duration. At the end of the term, simply drop your car off at the retailer and order a new one through the Motability Scheme.
Are you eligible for the Motability Scheme?
Checking your eligibility for a Motability vehicle is simple and easy.
As long as you currently receive one of the below mobility allowances and have at least 12 months award length remaining, you can join the Motability Scheme:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
- Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
What is included in the Motability Scheme?
The Motability Scheme offers worry-free motoring via an all-inclusive package.
The following benefits are included with a Motability lease:
- Maintenance and repairs
- Road tax
- Breakdown cover
- Windscreen cover
- BP Chargemaster Wallbox (with full electric vehicles)
With all of this included, you can enjoy a brand-new car every three years with a substantial mileage allowance of up to 60,000 miles over the term of your lease.
Frequently Asked Questions
The disabled customer does not need to be present in their car at all times and the vehicle can be driven by the additional drivers who have been stipulated in the agreement. However, the car must only be used for the benefit of the disabled customer.
For more information on the Motability vehicles, offers available and the terms and conditions of the scheme, please contact us.
Motability have introduced New Vehicle Payment to help Motability customers afford a new car as costs are on the rise. You will receive a payment of £750 when you acquire your Motability vehicle if:
- You are new to the Motability Scheme
- You are renewing at the end of your existing vehicle lease
If you are eligible, you can choose to use your NVP to offset the AP (Advance Payment) or pay the full AP as normal and receive the NVP via your preferred payment method at handover.
Order your Motability car through Stratstone
At Stratstone, we strive to make all of our retailers disability-friendly, with wheelchair access to all our retailers and disabled parking spaces available.
Once you are at your chosen retailer, our trained Motability Specialists will talk you through all of your options and guide you through the necessary application paperwork before assisting you in ordering your new Motability car.