If mobility becomes a problem, you might find that travelling in cars and getting in and out of them troubles you. If this happens to you, there are two main options. Firstly, you can have your current car upgraded with Motability adaptations to make driving more comfortable. If that doesn’t appeal to you, the Motability scheme lets you choose a new car that should suit you better.
How does the Motability Scheme work?
Through the Motability Scheme, you can use your disability allowance to help you buy a new car. The vast majority of those who are eligible choose Contract Hire. This entitles you to certain benefits including insurance and personal accident cover, servicing and maintenance costs, full RAC breakdown assistance, free replacement tyres from Kwik-Fit and free window and windscreen replacement. With Contract Hire, you can buy a new car every three years. The alternative option is Hire Purchase. This is the better option if you would prefer to buy your own car outright. You can negotiate the car’s purchase price with your Motability dealer and order any necessary adaptations to the car, but you must sort out your own insurance, breakdown cover, servicing and repairs, as well as your car tax disc.
Who is eligible for the Motability Scheme?
For the Motability Scheme, you need to be receiving one of the following:
- The Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
- The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
For more detailed information contact either:
Tel: 0127 963 5999
Fax: 0127 963 2000
Customer Helpline: 0845 456 4566
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12 City Forum
250 City Road
Tel: 0207 250 3222
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Minicom: 0207 250 4119