How does it work?

Motability is a registered charity which provides mobility solutions for disabled people and their families in the UK.

What the Motability scheme offers.

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. Motability’s worry-free car lease package also includes:

  • Insurance
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Full RAC breakdown assistance
  • Annual car tax
  • FREE replacement tyres
  • FREE windscreen replacementMany adaptations at no extra cost
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

NOMINATE DRIVERS

You don’t even need to be able to drive as you can nominate up to two drivers as part of your lease.

NOMINATE DRIVERS

You don’t even need to be able to drive as you can nominate up to two drivers as part of your lease.

NOMINATE DRIVERS

You don’t even need to be able to drive as you can nominate up to two drivers as part of your lease.

VARIETY OF SCHEMES

Special terms have been arranged with Renault, as well as other motor manufacturers, wheelchair and vehicle adaptation suppliers, banks and insurers, so that today a variety of schemes can be offered to enable disabled people to become more mobile.

MOTABILITY CUSTOMERS

Motability customers agree to pay all, or part of their Mobility Allowance (DLA or WPMS), depending on their choice of vehicle, for the duration of their contract hire or hire purchase agreement.

Who is eligible?

To apply for any of the Motability schemes you must receive either:
 

HRMC OF DLA

Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DLA)


WPMS

War Pensioners' Motability Supplement (WPMS)


DRIVERS, NON DRIVERS, CARERS AND THE FAMILY

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.



How do I place my order?

Once you’ve made your choice, you can arrange a test drive with your preferred Renault dealer. If you require assistance to make driving easier, your Renault Dealer will also be able to help you organise specialist adaptations directly with the adaptation installer so that when you collect your car, it’s perfectly suited to your needs.

 

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED?

When placing your order, you'll need to bring with you the following documentation

  • Your driving licence and/or driving licences for any other named drivers
  • Your letter of award entitlement
  • Proof of address, such as a recent utility bill
     

Contract Hire Finance

Motability Contract Hire Scheme

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME

 

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

 

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME

 

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

 

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME

 

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

 

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME

 

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

 

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME

 

The vast majority of Motability customers choose to obtain and pay for a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

 

Customers pay part, or all, of their disability allowance, plus an Advance Payment where applicable. The Contract Hire agreement includes all maintenance and servicing, comprehensive insurance and full breakdown cover for the vehicle, provided by the RAC.

MOTABILITY CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME DETAILS
LENGTH OF THE AGREEMENT 3 years
VEHICLES AVAILABLE Most Renault models
CAR INSURANCE Comprehensive included
CAR MAINTENANCE All servicing included
MILEAGE ALLOWANCE 60,000 miles over 3 years and 100,000 for five-year Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) agreements.
ADAPTATION To be installed and removed at the end of contract at the customer’s own expense.

Conversions

Customise your vehicle

Renault has been at the forefront of supplying suitable base vehicles into the Motability market for wheelchair accessibility for many years.

Our converter partners are able to offer a great selection of vehicles to meet the specific needs of the wheelchair user, so whether you are a Motability customer or looking to outright purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle, then we can introduce you to our converter partners who are experts in this field.

Our converter partners will be delighted to advise you on the most suitable Renault product and accessible solution for your needs. You have the comfort of knowing that these converters have been working in partnership with Renault to ensure that their conversion meets the highest possible standards.

General Information

Please read these notes in conjunction with the Motability scheme brochure.

Contract Hire Scheme (Leasing)

The contract hire facilities are provided by Motability Finance Ltd, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB (MFL). To be eligible for the Scheme you must be receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS).

Rental payments under the contract hire agreements are currently equal to, or less than, the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the DLA. Where the rental payment in the tables is stated to be "T/ A" (Total Allowance) or “Total” this means that the four - weekly rental payments will be equal to four times the current weekly Higher Rate Mobility Component of the DLA, as this is varied from time to time by the Department of Social Security (DSS). You should note that the level of the rental payments (and your obligation to make these payments) is unaffected if you cease to be entitled to the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the DLA or the WPMS (although if this happens, MFL is entitled to terminate the contract hire agreement). Rental payments (at the rate set out in the application rental tables) will be payable at four-weekly intervals.

 

Advance Payments

Some vehicles require an advance payment varying from Ł10 to a few thousand pounds (see Current Quarter Pricing).

The advance payment and weekly rental you pay for contract hire cars, is covered by a Price Guarantee. This means that the price you agree to pay on application, once accepted by Motability, is the price that you will pay when you collect your car. The price guarantee is valid for however long it takes for your new car to be delivered. The only time when the price may alter is if the car description is changed subsequent to the initial application. If this is the case, your dealer will discuss the options with you.

 

Insurance

The payment of insurance premiums is covered by MFL. As Motability scheme cars are covered by a "block policy", no claims discounts are not available. Motability scheme cars carry an insurance excess. Irrespective of whether an accident was your fault, you pay the first Ł75 of any insurance claim. A higher excess may apply for some categories of drivers or for certain models (ie Megane Coupe Cabriolet). The excess will be refunded, if an insured third party was at fault.

 

Maintenance and Repairs

The Contract Hire Scheme covers all routine maintenance and servicing costs. Tyres will be replaced free of charge during the course of a contract hire agreement, subject to fair wear and tear. Customers are responsible for arranging servicing and maintenance. The Contract Hire Scheme covers breakdown assistance services for all cars.

 

Excess Mileage

Under the contract hire scheme, charges are made for mileage in excess of 15,000 miles per year, i.e. you are entitled to drive 60,000 miles over the three years and 100,000 for five-year Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) agreements. These charges, currently 5 pence for every extra mile, must be paid annually to MFL's maintenance agent. If you have paid annual charges but at the end of the three years your total mileage is less than 60,000, Motability will refund the excess mileage charges paid. If you are likely to have high mileage, you may wish to consider the hire purchase scheme which has no mileage limits.

 

Adaptations

If you require adaptations, such as steering wheel knobs, wheelchair hoists and hand-controls for brakes and accelerators, they will be at an additional cost, as will their removal at the end of the hire agreement. Adaptations to your Motability vehicle must be carried out by a Motability Accredited Adaptation and Conversion Specialist.

 

Optional Extras

If you want any optional extras, i.e. which are not fitted as standard on the vehicle you have chosen, such as a satellite navigation system, you should arrange for them to be provided by the supplying dealer and pay the dealer directly. Please note that metallic paint is included on all our vehicles purchased through the Motability scheme.

 

Financial Assistance

Motability's charitable fund may be able to help if you are unable to afford the advance payment on some lease vehicles and, in some instances, driving lessons. Grants are directed towards the most cost effective option to meet your basic mobility needs.

 

Applying for the scheme

Once you have chosen a car, the Motability specialist at one our accredited dealers will complete the application form with you and will forward it to Motability on your behalf.

When you apply for the scheme, you will need to supply the dealer with:

  • Your driving licence
  • Your award entitlement notice
  • Driving licences of other named drivers (they will need to sign the application form)
  • Details of any accidents or driving convictions involving you or your named drivers
  • Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) exemption certificate if applicable

Important - Please note that vehicles can only be supplied by a dealer who has been Motability accredited. Please check with your local dealer that they are currently accredited.

 

Other information

Please consult the Motability Scheme Application Brochure for full information relating to the contract hire and hire purchase schemes. This brochure can be obtained from Motability's Customer Services, on 0845 456 4566 between the hours of 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, call 01279 632213 for Minicom. The terms, conditions and prices set out in these lists are correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to adjustment in the event of any changes taking place which affect the cost of the provision of the contract hire. Please check with your accredited dealer for the latest prices.