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What is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme allows disabled people to put money from their UK government-funded mobility allowance towards leasing a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter. At Sandicliffe, we specialise as a Motability car dealer. Since the scheme was set up in 1978, it has helped over 4 million people gain access to a vehicle, and given £19 million of financial support to its customers! The ultimate goal of the Motability Scheme is simple; helping disabled people find an affordable and practical car through no-strings-attached financial support.

Motability Scheme at Sandicliffe

Sandicliffe is a dedicated supporter of the Motability car scheme in the East Midlands, with dealer locations in Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough. We sell a wide range of Motability lease cars, configured for the varied needs of our disabled customers. With the help of our specialist team, extensive stock of vehicles and flexible payment options, you can find the perfect car to get you from A to B in safety, comfort and style.

How does it work?

The combined efforts of the Motability charity and Motability Operations have provided disabled people with a worry-free transport solution across the UK. Motability are responsible for all funds raised for the scheme, while Motability Operations manages and maintains all customer payments for leasing their vehicles. All Motability activity is contracted and follows strict policy guidelines, so you are guaranteed a transparent and honest service. When you lease a motability car, the funds from your mobility allowance are paid straight to Motability Operations. Providing that you are still eligible, you can contract-out a new car every three years, along with a list of additional benefits.

Am I eligible?

If you are disabled and receive an allowance, you may be entitled to exchange that allowance for a vehicle which best suites your needs. To be eligible for the Motability scheme you need to be receiving a disability allowance from the list below: 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) There's no age limit on the scheme and you have to have at least 12 months remaining on your award. If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact a Motability Specialist at your local Sandicliffe branch who will be happy to advise you further.

What are the benefits of joining the Motability Scheme?

  • A brand new car every three years, or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) every five years
  • A fully comprehensive Insurance policy, including two named drivers from RSA Motability (RSAM)
  • Regular service and maintenance at your local Sandicliffe Motability dealer
  • Full breakdown assistance from the RAC
  • Annual vehicle tax
  • Replacement tyres from Kwik Fit
  • Windscreen repair or replacement
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over three years for cars; 100,000 for WAVs
  • Many adaptations at no extra cost

Why Choose Sandicliffe For Motability?

We have more experience than any other dealer in the East Midlands (Motability was established in 1977, we were established in 1948 so were around well before Motability (Who understands your needs better than this?) We have facilities to care for all disability requirements with all the resources you could possibly need to learn about Motability collected over the years We have local designated Motability specialists who are open and obtainable whenever you need them Additional benefits to Motability customers (Offers such as £100 cashback, manufacturer approved service and maintenance) Continued support for vehicles and training/informative days and sessions put on by Sandicliffe specialists We take the time to give test drives and demo’s to make sure you don’t miss a model that would be more beneficial
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