Use your mobility allowance to lease a brand new car

How it works

The Motability Scheme is a unique, all-inclusive package, which allows you to exchange your mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair. All the running costs are included in the price, so in case of a car, you just pay for fuel and off you go.

At typical lease lasts for three years and relevant payments are simply deducted from your mobility allowance every four weeks and paid directly to Motability by the Department for Work and Pensions.

You don't even have to drive. Not all customers choose to drive themselves, so Motability include insurance for up to two named drivers.

At the end of your lease you just hand your car back. If like most customers you choose to stay with Motability, you can select a new car and take another lease.

The Motability Scheme aims to provide the simplest and most affordable way to run car.

Step 1

See what's available and pick your favourites

You'll find a full list of over 2,000 cars available on the Scheme on our website motability.co.uk

There are choices from all the major manufacturers, ranging from small low-emission hatchbacks, to larger vehicles for bigger families. Our easy online 'Car Search' will help you find the types of cars you are particularly interested in.

There are three pricing options to choose from:

- Cars that cost less than your mobility allowance, meaning you keep any money left over;

- Cars that cost the same as your allowance;

- Cars that cost your allowance plus an Advance Payment , a one-off upfront payment.


Today, more than 630,000 customers and their families put their trust in the Motability Scheme and the freedom it brings.

Step 2

Speak to a specialist and find the right car

A dealerships have dedicated Motability specialist, trained to help you every step of the way.

The specialist will be happy to talk you through your options and answer any queries. We recommend you arrange an appointment to test drive any cars you're considering to check which one is the perfect fit for you.


Step 3

Place an order and enjoy your new car

The dealer you choose will complete your order for you at the dealership.

You will be guided through a couple of simple forms and arrange a suitable delivery date for your new car. And that's it - you can enjoy your car with the peace of mind that everything's included. We'll be in touch when it's time to pick your next car in three years' time.

Now that you've got a good idea of how the Scheme works, here's a little more information to make sure it's right for you

Adaptations for driving, stowage and access

You could also consider having adaptations fitted to make driving more comfortable if you need them. Here are just a few  examples of adaptations you could ask about:

If you have limited motability or control in your legs

Ask about: electronic accelerators, left foot accelerators, mechanical hand controls, steering aids, pedal guards.

If you have limited upper body strength

Ask about: steering aids, remote control devices, electronic accelerators.


If your wheelchair or scooter is too heavy to lift into your car

Ask about: car boot hoist and rooftop stowage boxes.


If you find it difficult to transfer from your wheelchair into your car

Ask about: persons hoists, swivel seats, transfer plates

Visit www.motability.co.uk/adaptationfilms and watch popular adaptations in action.

To check if you could qualify to join the scheme, visit website www.motability.co.uk/eligibility to read more and use our quick eligibility checker tool.

You are eligible to apply for the Motability Scheme if you receive any of the allowances below and have at least 12 months remaining on your award. You can also lease through the Scheme if you are a parent or guardian of a child aged three or over, who receives the allowance.

- Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DLA)

- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC of PIP)

- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Visit www.motability.co.uk/cars or call our team 0800 093 1000

It's not just cars, we also lease Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV), scooters and powered wheelchairs.

For more information visit www.motability.co.uk/wavs

or www.motability.co.uk/scooters

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