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Motability Scheme Explained

Motability is a charity-led scheme in the UK that enables people to use the mobility allowances they receive from the Government to lease a new mobility scooter, motorised wheelchair or Motability car. The scheme currently supports around 650,000 people in the UK and has been running since 1978.

Motability is the charity which runs the Motability Scheme in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their main focus is supporting people with disabilities achieve more independence and to help them find an affordable vehicle that they can use to improve day-to-day life.

They work with Motability dealers like Stoneacre across the UK to support claimants with finding the right vehicle that caters for their mobility needs. Motability helps make it more affordable for disabled people to improve their own mobility through the use of a car, scooter or wheelchair. 

How to get a Motability car

To lease a Motability car you must be eligible for the UK Motability Scheme. Luckily it is easy to find out if you qualify. If you receive any of the following mobility allowances from the government, and have at least 12 months remaining as a recipient of these allowances, you are eligible for the Motability Scheme. You are then able to lease a Motability car, scooter or wheelchair.

  • 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)

Motability cars can be leased for three years at a time and will include the price of insurance tax and servicing in the lease fees. All you need to do is add fuel and go!

Find a Motability Car Dealer


Find your local Motability car dealer at one of Stoneacre's car showrooms across England and Wales.


6 Benefits of the Motability Scheme


Read what is great about the UK's Motability Scheme and how you can benefit as a claimant.


Check Eligibility


Not sure whether you're eligible? Use the eligibility checker on the Motability website to find out.


Find out more about Motability


Motability Deals

At Stoneacre we have the latest Motability deals available on cars from 19 manufacturers, including nil advance payment options on Motability cars across the range.

Insurance, servicing, tax and breakdown cover are all included in the cost of a Motability car. We also provide basic vehicle adaptations free of charge. Adaptations can be made to the vehicles stowage facilities, seating, and driving controls, as well as to improve access in and out of the vehicle for drivers and passengers.

Our Motability deals typically last three years, after which you can lease a new Motability car from us. We regularly update our deals to make sure you receive the best prices offered on the Motability Scheme. You'll also receive the expert help of our Motability specialists, who are specially trained to find you the best deal on your Motability car. Enquire with the Motability team at your local Stoneacre car showroom.

Stoneacre Wins 2020 Motability Dealer Awards

For the last 12 months, the Stoneacre Motor Group has delivered a high standard of customer service. This means that Stoneacre has been named the Regional Group of the year 2020 at the Motability Dealer awards.

The awards focus on Scheme performance and customer service at group, dealership and individual level across 16 categories and Stoneacre has been recognised as one outstanding dealer across the UK.

Worry-Free Motoring

Getting started with Motability


Reasons to join the scheme


Choosing the right car


Motability Cars at Stoneacre

Enhance your motoring freedom at Stoneacre, one of the UK’s leading Motability dealers. We offer a fantastic range of vehicles available on the Motability Scheme. Each come with optional adaptations that are designed to help improve your mobility and overall use of a car. Plus, with such a fantastic stock of new Motability cars available for lease and purchase, you can find a car that suits your own driving style as well as your individual mobility needs.


At the 2020 Motability Awards, we were recognised as the leading Motability dealer in the North of England, as well as winning the award for Contact Centre of the Year to mark our outstanding customer service and commitment to our Motability customers.


This is because we firmly believe that no one should have to compromise when getting a car, which is why we offer Motability cars from all our leading car manufacturers. From run around city-cars like the Peugeot 108, to practical estate cars and SUVs that make room for all the family, at Stoneacre you will have plenty of choice to find a car that you love.


Motability Offers

At all our car showrooms we have specially-trained Motability specialists available to talk you through your options for Motability. From choosing the right car to making sure the adaptations are appropriate for your case, they can help you through every step of the journey and make sure you find the get the right Motability deal. Our Motability offers include nil advance payment options on models across the range, plus low deposit options on other cars that promise a great deal on your Motability car.


Motability adaptations for our cars can be made to the seating, stowage and driving controls of the vehicle, as well as adaptations made to help drivers and passengers get in and out. Motability cars commonly have hand controlled pedals so the driver doesn’t need to rely on the use of their feet or legs, altered stowage systems to help fit mobility equipment in the boot space, and access aids like mechanical lifts to help people get themselves into the seats of the car.


Basic Motability adaptations can be at no extra charge and with the help of our Motability specialists you can figure out which of the available adaptations you will require. To find out more about what the Motability scheme has to offer, contact your local Stoneacre Motability dealer or start your car search online with us now. 

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