Since 1977, the Motability charity has been working in partnership with manufacturers to provide the Motability Scheme, a nationwide initiative that gives disabled motorists easier access to a car through a lease arrangement.
The scheme is government approved and funded, and supported by many world-renowned motoring brands. We are proud to support the Motability scheme in Newry, and can offer a range of 3 Manufacturers to choose from.
To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following disability benefits and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.
· Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
· Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
· War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
· Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
If your benefit is not renewed during the lease period on your chosen model, then you will have to return it when your allowance ends. It's also possible to apply on the behalf of a child aged three or older, as long as they are entitled to the Higher Mobility component of the DLA. There are no medical assessments for the scheme, and you can choose a vehicle straight away without being placed on a waiting list.
All vehicles are provided fully taxed and insured.
To guarantee that your Motability Scheme car is perfect for you, the majority of adaptations can be made to the model at no extra charge. You can also name up to two drivers for your chosen car for free – another person nominated can drive the car if you don't want to or are unable to.
Whilst you remain on the scheme, you are guaranteed a brand new car every three years or a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) every five years, full breakdown assistance, and free repairs for your windscreen and tyres.
All this is included:
A new car of your choice every three years
You get a brand new car every three years. We will contact you a few months before your lease expires, and if you decide to continue with Motability, you can choose a car for your next three year contract (provided you are still eligible).
The worry-free package provides similar cover to what you would expect under a fully comprehensive insurance policy. You can still lease a car even if you don’t drive, you simply nominate two drivers who can drive on your behalf. And if you decide to leave Motability at a later stage, you can request a letter confirming your claims history to take to your new insurer.
Servicing and maintenance
All of your regular servicing and maintenance is included and taken care of by your dealer. So you’ll have no unexpected repair bills with your Motability car. We even contact you when it’s time for service.
Full breakdown assistance from RAC
The RAC Motability Assist helpline and roadside staff are specially trained to handle your calls and are available on 0800 73 111 73, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Assistance is provided for recovery, either at the roadside or at home.
Annual car tax
The full cost of annual road fund licence is included within the scheme under the initial provision of a tax exemption certificate.
Replacement tyres fitted by Kwik Fit
For no extra cost Kwik Fit will replace tyres worn or damaged by normal use. They also provide a mobile service so your tyres can be replaced for no extra cost at your home or work.
Window and windscreen repair or replacement
Should anything happen to your windows or windscreen you can get them repaired or replaced at no extra cost.
60,000 mileage allowance over three years
You get 60,000 mileage allowance over three years with cars. However, if the total mileage is higher than the allowance when you return the car, there is a charge of 5p for every additional mile.
Many adaptations at no extra cost
If you need adaptations to make your car easier, safer or simply more comfortable to use, you’ll be pleased to know that many of the most popular ones are now available at no additional cost.
Many cars at no Advance Payment
Motability offers a huge range of cars to choose from, suiting all needs and budgets. Many cars cost no more than your weekly allowance – some even cost less than your allowance, giving you money back to spend as you wish. You can increase your choice of cars even further by topping up your allowance with an upfront payment, or what we call an ‘Advance Payment.’
What to do next
1. Choose your vehicle
When choosing a new vehicle, there is a lot to consider, including cost, suitability and fuel consumption. To make it easier to find a vehicle that meets your needs, please speak to any of our trained specialists who will ‘best match’ your specific requirements to the new car you deserve.
2. Search for the right Manufacturer
Once you’ve worked out what’s important to you in a vehicle, the next step is to visit us; we are bound to have one perfect for you. You can discuss your preferred options with a fully trained Motability specialist at any of our showrooms and arrange a test drive. We will also discuss whether optional extras or adaptations might help make driving easier or more comfortable.
3. Order your vehicle
Once you have decided which vehicle is right for you, your Motability specialist will complete your order with you using our simple online system. We will then send you an acceptance letter containing your Personal Identification Number (keep this safe as you need it to collect your vehicle). Before making your final decision it’s worth discussing with us the expected delivery time for your new car as this can vary from model to model. It could take a few weeks, but please stay in touch with your dealer in case there are delays.
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