Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
The Motability Scheme enables anyone in receipt of a higher rate mobility allowance (such as the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance) to use their mobility allowance to lease a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV).
The Scheme provides flexible and hassle-free access to a brand-new, reliable WAV of your choice – giving you greater freedom, every day.
Want to find out more?
If you’d like to know more about leasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle through the Motability Scheme, request a free information pack or find out more below.
How the Scheme works?
With the Motability Scheme you can exchange your higher rate mobility allowance to lease the WAV of your choice.
We arrange for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to transfer your mobility allowance to us to pay the weekly rental. You can apply as long as you have at least 12 months’ award remaining on your allowance. You’ll need to pay an advance payment at the start of your lease to make up any difference between allowance payments and what the lease costs.
Simple, all-inclusive leasing
We offer a five-year lease for WAVs and take care of running costs such as insurance for up to two named drivers (this doesn’t have to be you), servicing, maintenance, breakdown cover and tyre and windscreen repair and replacement. All you need to do is add fuel and go.
And for complete peace of mind, for our WAV customers we offer:
- A dedicated WAV supplier who acts as first point of contact for any issues with your WAV
- Every 12 months your WAV supplier will carry out a health check on the conversion elements of your WAV at your home
- Any critical repairs that prevent you from using your WAV will be attended to within 72 hours
- Where possible your WAV supplier will try to complete any repairs at your home
- If your vehicle is out of action for more than 48 hours, we aim to provide a converted alternative to bridge the gap until yours is repaired
What's different about a WAV?
WAVs are very different from standard cars and each of these differences can impact whether a WAV will suit your needs. Learn about what makes a WAV different to a car or an adaptation, how they're constructed and cost considerations.
How to join
If you're ready to take the next step and would like to join the 600,000 customers already enjoying the benefits of a worry-free lease package through the Motability Scheme, find out the simple next steps to getting on the road.
Explore the full range of WAVs available
If you have decided that a WAV is the right choice for you then our search tool will help you find vehicles that are exactly what you're looking for.
Ready to take the next step?
Have a question about WAVs? Ready for a demonstration? Here's how to get in touch with your local WAV supplier.
Don't just take our word for it...
Our customers talk about why they joined the Motability Scheme, the support they receive throughout the lease, the difference the Scheme makes to their lives, and much more.
There are a range of mobility options available through the Motability Scheme. If you are able to transfer out of a wheelchair without too much trouble or discomfort, you may find that a standard car fitted with adaptations suits you better than a WAV.
You can choose from over 400 adaptations which are designed to make your driving or travelling experience as comfortable as possible. In particular, transfer plates, swivel seats, or person hoists may provide the help you need to access the car and store your wheelchair. Adaptations have the added advantage of allowing you to travel in the original car seats, including in the front passenger seat which can be a big advantage if you regularly travel as a couple.