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Important things to consider - cars and WAVs

We're here to help you choose the right car for your needs and budget. Here are some guides to some of the most important considerations when leasing a car through the Motability Scheme.

Payment and cost for cars


Find out how your allowance can be used to lease a car on the Motability Scheme. You can top up your allowance by paying a one-off sum known as an Advance Payment.

Choosing a suitable car for you

Motability Car Scheme 3_choosing a suitable car

When choosing a car, there is a lot to consider. Taking time to work out how you will use your car, the types of journeys you regularly make plus considering the things that are important to you in a car can help you choose a vehicle which will best meet your needs.

Taking a test drive

Test drive freeze frame

A test drive is important to help you choose the right vehicle. Even if you are not going to be driving yourself, you need to make sure the car is comfortable and suits your needs.

Car Scheme video series

Motability Car Scheme 1_why I chose Motability

New to the Scheme? Follow the journeys of four customers who have leased a car with us as they share their experiences of the Motability Scheme.

Useful checklists


There is a lot to think about when choosing a new car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV). Use our checklists to help you make the right decision.