You can exchange all or part of your government-funded mobility allowance to lease a car of your choice. We offer a selection of over 3,000 cars from the most popular manufacturers. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a car to suit your budget.
Above all, we want to make leasing a brand new car affordable. There are three pricing options to choose from:
Transferring your allowance to Motability Operations is simple to arrange and can be done through your dealer. Your allowance is paid directly to us by the Department for Work and Pensions or Veterans UK, and you cannot alter the amount of the weekly payments.
All new WAVs come with an Advance Payment to cover the cost of the five-year lease. The Advance Payment varies across the range of WAVs from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. If you’re looking for a more affordable way to lease a WAV then a Nearly New WAV might be for you. Nearly New WAVs have a lower Advance Payment than the equivalent new WAV and are sometimes available at no Advance Payment. Speak to your Motability Specialist for more information.
Our price lists are updated every three months, so you can be assured you’re getting the best prices from each manufacturer. The dates the new prices are published are:
This means the Advance Payment on a car can change throughout the year. We operate a price guarantee, which means the Advance Payment of the car on the date your order is accepted won’t change, even if it changes while you are waiting for the delivery of your car.
If you lose the allowance during your lease, we will make arrangements for the return of the car. However, you will only pay the cost of the lease until the car is returned, not for the remaining length of the lease. Your Advance Payment will be refunded to you on a pro rata basis.
Choosing a car with optional extras such as electric windows or air conditioning will increase the amount you need to pay to your dealer upfront.
If you are a WAV customer , your WAV converter will be able to give you a price for extras such as parking sensors or separate air conditioning controls for the back of the vehicle. But please note that payment for these will be dealt with separately from the Motability Advance Payment.
Any adaptations ordered will be outlined in the customer acceptance letter we send with your PIN. The cost of any adaptations, less any grant awarded, is payable directly to your dealer together with the Advance Payment before you take delivery of your car.
Many things are already included in your Motability lease, such as insurance, servicing and breakdown. Our all-inclusive package may may make motoring more affordable but it is still worth thinking about running costs, particularly fuel, when choosing your Motability car. To keep the running costs down you may want to consider a more fuel efficient engine. Most manufacturers publish a figure for how many miles per gallon of fuel (mpg) a car will normally do, and this will help you decide how economical it may be. The mpg given is a guide to help you compare cars. The actual mpg each car achieves will differ depending on your individual driving style and travel habits.
If you are new to the Motability Scheme, you can trade-in your privately owned car to help finance the Advance Payment of your new car. Contact one of our Motability Specialists for more information.