The Motability Scheme was set-up in 1977 and, over the subsequent 40 years, has helped more than four million disabled people to become more mobile and achieve greater independence.
What type of vehicle does my Motability allowance entitle me to?
In exchange for your mobility allowance, you can lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
Is there an age limit?
If you are over 65, you can still join the Motability Scheme; the usual rules apply. Remember, even if you don’t wish to or can’t drive, you may nominate up to two people to do so on your behalf.
What’s the best way to find a suitable Motability car?
At Gates Ford, we will go through a Motability Suitability Questionnaire with you. Taking into account your circumstances and requirements, we can match you with your ideal Motability car.
If adaptations are made to my vehicle, how much do they cost?
Many of the most widely requested adaptations are supplied free of charge but for full details please refer to Motability Scheme’s adaptation price list.
What is covered by RSA Motability insurance?
And what – or who – isn’t covered?
When will I receive my vehicle?
It will depend on the model that you’ve ordered. We will provide you with an estimated delivery time, which we are usually always able to stick to, unless events beyond our control dictate otherwise.
Do I need to collect it?
Yes, unless you have an appointee, who is typically a family member assigned by Veterans UK or the Department for Work and Pensions. Otherwise, you will need to be there because you’ll be entering into a legal agreement. You will also need to enter your PIN, which is provided with your customer acceptance letter and which only you and/or your appointee should know.
What happens when the lease ends?
You will have three options. You can:
Get in touch
Hopefully we have answered most, if not all, of your questions about the Motability Scheme. However, if you do require further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest Gates Ford dealership. The easiest way to do so is by completing our online contact form, which you can do so any time you wish.