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  1. Man packing boot

    A guide to car boot space: How much do you really need?

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    It might not seem as important as other aspects of shopping for a new car, but working out how much boot space you need is vital.

    • date:9 Apr 2017
  2. Lady smelling flowers

    Gardening: A fantastic hobby for everyone

    By Laura Marcus

    With Spring well on the way now, gardening can be a fun and easily accessible hobby for people with limited mobility. With a Motability Scheme vehicle, you have a great opportunity to pursue gardening as a hobby and meet people with similar interests, enjoying the outdoors.

    • date:8 Apr 2017
  3. Sightseeing

    Make the most of the May bank holidays

    Bookended by bank holidays, May is the perfect month to get out and about with your Motability Scheme car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Take advantage of the two long weekends to explore the UK’s waterways, get up close to wildlife, delve into history, visit some family-friendly highlights or sit back and enjoy a train ride to remember.

    • date:7 Apr 2017
  4. Family trip to museum

    20 fun family things to do this Easter

    Days out with the family, especially over the busy Easter period, can have extra challenges if you have a disability. But plenty of inclusive options are out there, from fun days out and educational experiences to family attractions, many of which have good facilities and wheelchairs available to hire. Here’s our pick of some of the best days out you can have this Easter.

    • date:5 Apr 2017
  5. Man driving car with passenger

    Everything you need to know about PIP

    By Clare Bettelley

    Whether you’ve just been awarded PIP for the first time, or if you are awaiting a reassessment, our helpful summary tells you what PIP could mean for you.

    • date:4 Apr 2017
  6. Mature man driving car with teenage son

    Can I drive with autism?

    By Laura Marcus

    The diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is not necessarily a barrier to holding a driving licence. If you qualify for the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you can use this award to lease a Motability Scheme car. Here is some information on driving with autism and how the Motability Scheme can help you.

    • date:2 Apr 2017
  7. Mother and child in car

    Latest prices for Motability Scheme customers

    Our range of over 2,000 vehicles available through the Motability Scheme has now been updated.

    Every three months, we renegotiate our prices with manufacturers so that we can offer you a choice of vehicles that are both affordable and suitable for your needs. And with such a wide variety available, we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that’s right for you.

    • date:1 Apr 2017
  8. Julie and her autistic son Joe

    How the Motability Scheme can help if you care for someone with autism

    By Laura Marcus

    For a carer, parent or family member of someone with autism, travelling via public transport or running an older, less reliable car can sometimes be challenging. The Motability Scheme is designed to help, as an easy route to using a brand new car.

    • date:28 Mar 2017
  9. Lady-with-walking-stick-approaching-car

    9 Special ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to get planning a special something for your mum on 26 March 2017. Whether you’re after a relaxed Sunday stroll or something a little more fast-paced, there are plenty of accessible days out to be had using your Motability Scheme car or scooter this Mothering Sunday.

    • date:23 Mar 2017
  10. Driving while holding a mobile phone

    Fines for drivers using mobile phones down 86% in 5 years

    By Martin Saarinen from Auto Express

    The number of fines issued for drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel has plummeted by 86 per cent in the last five years. Figures from the Home Office show just 16,900 motorists in England and Wales were handed a fixed penalty notice for using a mobile phone behind the wheel last year, compared with 123,000 in 2011.

    • date:16 Mar 2017