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Motability Scheme Explained

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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. 

Included with your Motability Car

Motability leasing includes a range of added benefits that help make using your Motability car completely worry-free. Included with your Motability car is.....

  • Accident breakdown cover
  • Roadside assistance from the RAC
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Accident car repairs
  • Servicing & maintenance costs
  • Windscreen & tyre cover
  • Vehicle mobility adaptations

How to get a Motability car

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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, mobility 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)
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stoneacre sales staff speaking with a customer at a table in a showroom

Find a Motability Car Dealer

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

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elderly woman sat of a sofa holding a walking stick

6 Benefits of the Motability Scheme

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

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Guide to Vehicle Adaptations

A guide to adaptations for Motability cars. See what is available to adapt a vehicle for your mobility needs.

Motability FAQs

Get your questions answered on the Motability scheme about leasing, driving and maintaining a Motability car.

Motability Deals

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At Stoneacre we have the latest Motability deals available on cars from for than 20 manufacturers, including nil advance payment options on Motability cars across the range.

Our Motability deals last three years, after which you are able to lease a new Motability car from us. Road tax, insurance, servicing, maintenance and RAC roadside assistance are all included in the cost of your Motability lease. All that you will need to do is add fuel and go!

You'll receive the expert help of our Motability specialists, who are specially trained to find you the best deal on your Motability car. We also work with your chosen Motability installer to make sure your chosen car is suited to your individual mobility requirements and that the necessary adaptations can be fitted to the car.

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.

Getting started with Motability

Reasons to join the scheme

Choosing a Motability car

Motability Cars at Stoneacre

Start your journey to motoring freedom at Stoneacre, one of the UK's leading Motability dealers and an award winning Motor Group. We offer a fantastic range of Motability cars from for than 20 different manufacturers, which are all available to Motability customers at 50+ dealerships nationwide.

At the 2020 Motability awards we were recognised as the leader Motability dealer in the North of England and were also awarded Contact Centre of the Year for our outstanding service to our Motability customers. This is because we firmly believe that no one should have to compromise when choosing a car, which is why we offer a large range of Motability cars from the world's leading car manufacturers.

From run around city cars like the Peugeot 108, Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo, to large family-centric SUVs, dynamic coupe models, and practical multi-purpose vehicles, there's something for everyone at Stoneacre no matter what your preferences or requirements may be. We also have a great choice of car brands available, including the likes of Honda, Peugeot, Nissan and Vauxhall. So, whether you want the luxury style of a Volvo; the reliability of a Peugeot, Citroen or Renault; the off road performance of a JEEP Renegade or Nissan X-Trail; or the charisma of a Fiat 500, you can find a car you love from the Motability range at Stoneacre.

Motability Offers

At Stoneacre showrooms across England and Wales, our Motability specialists are available 7 days a week to support your Motability car search. From choosing the right car to making sure the necessary adaptations can be fitted to the vehicle, we support you through every step and will complete your application for a Motability car on your behalf.

Every quarter we update our Motability car prices with the latest deals from the Motability charity. After three months the charity renegotiate their prices with the car manufacturers, meaning the scheme will potentially offer new cars while other cars may be removed. Prices for Motability cars are likely to change too, so make sure you keep up to date with the latest Motability offers at Stoneacre.

Our Motability offers include the latest low price deals on a selection of cars. From nil advance payments options on models across the range, plus low advance payment deals for a selection of quality cars, finding a deal at Stoneacre is easy with our expert support team and our fantastic choice of cars.