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How the Motability Scheme works

Exchange your qualifying mobility allowance for a brand-new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), scooter or powered wheelchair, so you can enjoy more freedom and independence.

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Which type of vehicle suits me best?

Different vehicles suit different people, so we’ll help you decide between our vehicle types and any adaptations. We’ll help you make sure you’re making the right choice for you.

See what’s available

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How do I pay?

We’ll take your payments straight from your allowance provider, to make paying simple. So you know – you might need to top this up with an Advance Payment.

Learn about payments

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How do I apply and order?

You can start applying online if it’s a car or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Once you’ve had a test drive and you’ve found a vehicle you like, visit a Motability Scheme dealer and they’ll order it for you.

See more about ordering

How do I get my vehicle?

You’ll pick it up from your local dealer, if it’s a car. If it’s a different vehicle, they’ll deliver it to your home. Once you’re happy with it, you can start enjoying your vehicle.

How delivery works

What you’ll get in our worry‑free package

Insurance cover

Insurance cover

We’ll arrange your insurance. You can add up to three named drivers and can change these at any time.

Servicing

Servicing and MOT

We’ll cover your regular services and routine repairs, to keep your vehicle running perfectly.

Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover

We’ll give you breakdown cover so you can travel with peace of mind. If you get a car or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, you’ll get RAC cover.

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Support with your electric car

We’ll arrange and cover the standard cost of a home chargepoint and its installation, or give you access to the bp pulse network of over 9,000 public chargepoints.

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Not sure which vehicle type is right for you?

We can help you decide – it’ll only take a couple of minutes.

Find what suits you
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96% of customers were satisfied with the Scheme

Source: Customer satisfaction survey, May 2022

The Scheme is run by Motability Operations Ltd, and overseen by Motability – a registered charity.

Have a question?

Am I eligible to join the Motability Scheme?

You need at least 12 months remaining on your disability allowance to lease a vehicle through the Scheme.

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How do I apply to the Motability Scheme to lease a vehicle?

If you are eligible for the Scheme, all you need to do is contact your local Motability dealer to make an appointment and arrange test drives.

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Can someone else drive for me?

Our worry-free package includes insurance for up to three named drivers – these can be yourself, friends, family or carers. 

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Can I extend my car lease?

It may be possible to arrange an extension to your current car lease.

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