Helping people who receive specific allowances to buy or lease cars
It’s more than just a drive
A car doesn’t just get us from A to B.
It's a place for reflection, space and independence. A place for silence or for talk. Sat side by side, cocooned within this intimate, four-walled space we have precious time to spend with loved ones.
This experience is invaluable to everyone. Which is why we believe going for a drive should be accessible to all. It’s more than just a drive.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Motability scheme?
The Motability Scheme offers an all-inclusive package that allows anyone in receipt of either: the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HMRC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or wheelchair accessible vehicle.
How does it work?
Rather than collecting a PIP allowance (Personal Independence Payment) this can be exchanged to lease a vehicle from a manufacturer using the Motability Operations programme.
What are the benefits?
- A new Volkswagen every 3 years
- All servicing included
- Accident and breakdown cover included
- Insurance and Road License
- Two named drivers
Is there an age restriction on the Contract Hire Scheme?
The HRMC-DLA can be awarded to disabled children aged three and above. So, if you are a parent or guardian of a child who receives the allowance, you can order a car for use on their behalf. As long as you, or your child, receives either the HRMC-DLA or WPMS you are eligible to lease a car through Motability.
Can I still get a car on the Contract Hire scheme, when i've got less than three years left on my HRMC-DLA?
You should expect to receive the allowance for the full length of the agreement you choose. However, Motability accepts applications as long as you have at least 12 months of your award remaining when you apply.
Seat heights and door widths are important to me when choosing a car. Where can I find this information about Volkswagen's?
There are a number of good options:
- Talk to the Motability specialist at aVolkswagen Dealership. They can give you all the information you need.
- Request a brochure of one our models here.
- Arrange a test drive or ride to experience a Volkswagen first hand.
The Motability all-inclusive package includes insurance for two named drives. Who can this be?
Two named drivers means that you can still lease a new car even if you do not drive – simply nominate two drivers who can drive on your behalf. There are a few rules surrounding who can drive your car:
- Named drivers should live within five miles of the disabled customer’s address. Motability will, however, consider requests to include drivers outside of this range where this is essential to support the customer’s mobility needs
- Drivers under 25 are restricted to cars with an ABI Insurance Group 16 or lower and with a power output of 120 brakehorse power (BHP) or less
- Only one named driver under 21 is allowed – this could be the disabled customer, or another driver living at the same address
What is Contract Hire?
The easy way to start driving your Volkswagen today
Contract hire is the most popular option for Motability customers; you can lease a car from them and use it as your own. That way you don't need to give the admin a thought, Motability will take care of it all:
- Insurance and personal accident cover
- Servicing and maintenance
- Full breakdown assistance from the AA
- Windows, windscreen or replacement tyres fitted by Kwik- Fit
- You can also choose a new car every three years
Through contract hire, your motor insurance is organised for you, through Royal and Sun Alliance. This includes social and domestic driving as well as travel to and from your workplace. You can find out more through the Motability website or see our latest offers.