How Motability Works

Providing mobility solutions for disabled people

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Who Are Motability?

Motability is a registered charity which provides mobility solutions for disabled people and their families in the UK. It was set up on the initiative of the Government in 1977, to provide vehicles and powered wheelchairs to disabled people.

 

How Does The Motability Scheme Work?

The Motability Scheme offers disabled people who receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) a brand new car every 3 years.

 

Who can join?

The Eligibility Checker tool on the link below will help you to find out if you may be eligible to apply to join the Scheme -
https://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/who-can-join/

 

Do I Have To Have a Driving Licence?

Our vehicles can be adapted and tailored to the driving needs of a disabled person. However, you don’t have to be a driver to qualify for one of the Motability schemes. Non drivers who receive the mobility allowance can obtain a vehicle as a passenger and propose up to two other people as permitted drivers (such as family or carers). Applications can also be made on behalf of a child, aged three and over, in receipt of the allowance.

 

What is Included in the Scheme?

Motability’s worry-free car lease package includes:

  • Insurance
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Full RAC breakdown assistance
  • Annual car tax
  • FREE replacement tyres
  • FREE windscreen replacement
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease
 

Can I Convert the Vehicle to Suit My Needs?

There are many adaptions available, some at no extra cost, and in most cases the original car’s controls and features can still be used, so your nominated drivers can still drive. However, it’s important to bear in mind that most driving controls require an automatic gearbox. Driving controls help with speed control, steering and signalling. When you make an appointment to see one of our specialists, they will be able to help you through every option available.

 

How Do I Order a Vehicle?

Ordering a vehicle couldn't be simpler, simply browse the latest offers across the range to see what vehicle suits your budget or alternatively you can arrange an appointment with one of our experienced motability specialists who will be able to help you through the entire process and make sure you receive the vehicle that suits your individual needs.

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Platinum Motor Group, Unit 12 Meridian Motor Park, North Bradley, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0BJ

Platinum Motor Group is a trading name of Renrod Limited. Registered Office, Platinum Motor Group, Unit 12 Meridian Business Park, North Bradley, Trowbridge. BA14 0BJ. Registered in England No. 1210595. VAT Registration No. 821 9379 14. Renrod Ltd t/a Platinum Motor Group is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN: 609091. We are a Credit Broker not a Lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice. Our approach is to introduce you first to the relevant manufacturer supporting finance company. If they are unable to make you a finance offer, we will inform you and request your permission to submit a proposal to another of our lenders. Please ask for a list of our funding partners. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions and our manufacturer supporting finance companies also provide funding for our vehicle stock and financial support for our training and marketing. However, any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. Renrod Ltd t/a Platinum Motor Group is an Appointed Representative of AutoProtect (MBI) Limited for General Insurance distribution purposes which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for Insurance Distribution (Firm Reference Number 312413). You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the www.fca.org.uk