The Motability Scheme

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The Motability scheme provides you with a car, scooter or powered wheelchair on loan and charges through your benefits. This page looks at who is eligible for the scheme and how it works.

Who is eligible

You’re eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

What you get

  • A wide choice of cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs), mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs that you can lease.
  • Insurance cover for the vehicle you choose.
  • Regular servicing (normally annually).
  • Adaptations at either no cost or a small extra cost.
  • Breakdown cover.
  • Free battery replacements for scooters.

How it works

Choose the vehicle that’s right for you


You can either use Motability’s online search tools:

Or you can talk to one of Motability’s dealerships. Here is an online tool to find your local dealer. Alternatively, call the Motability general enquiry line on 0300 456 4566.

Mobility Centres

Mobility centres are generally independent centres that will give you advice on the type of vehicle that will best match your needs. Most centres are staffed by driving instructors, engineers and occupational therapists. The teams can generally support with finding a vehicle to match your needs as well as ensure that any scooter or wheelchair that you choose are compatible for use in the vehicle. Many centres have test tracks and can support individuals to learn how to drive an adapted car.

To find a mobility centre near you, use this search tool.

Try it out

Vehicles can be trialled at a Mobility centre or if you already have an idea of your ideal vehicle speak to your Motability local dealer for a trial drive. See above for information on how to find your local dealer.

Another way to try out several options at once is to attend one of Motability’s exhibitions, called “One Big Day” or “The Big Event”. These take place in different parts of the UK around the year. Call the general enquiry line on 0300 456 4566 for information when the next exhibition is taking place.

Arrange the lease

Once you know exactly what you want, your local dealer will arrange the lease of your vehicle and take care of the rest. They will need to confirm that you receive the eligible benefits listed above, and they will order your vehicle, which will be delivered to your home.

More information

Visit the Motability website or click here to see their FAQs page. You can also request an information pack here.