Motability At Fordthorne

Motability cars are available on a scheme that helps people with mental and physical disabilities have access to their own transport and is funded by exchanging Government Mobility Allowance to cover the cost of leasing a new car. Even if you can't or don’t want to drive yourself the scheme allows you to lease a car and then nominate up to two people to drive for you.

Benefits of Motability Cars

The Motability scheme includes insurance, servicing, maintenance, breakdown cover and road tax so many of the basic costs of running a car are taken care of, though you will be responsible for fuel and other consumables such as oil and screen wash fluid. There is however a mileage limit of 60,000 miles over the three-year lease period with an excess charge of 5p for every additional mile.

If required you can also get adaptations made to a vehicle including hand controls, steering aids and pedal modifications, most of which are free of charge under the scheme. Wheelchair users are also provided for and specially adapted vehicles are offered on a five-year lease, with a total mileage limit of 100,000 miles.

Motability Scheme Eligibility

Am I eligible to join the Motability Scheme?

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • As of 08 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £68.35 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • As of 10 April 2019, the mobility element of the allowance is £61.20 per week.

Motability Explained

What do I get?

Here at Fordthorne, we have many models available to suit all requirements, and if needed we can assist you with adapting the vehicle for your needs at no extra cost. The worry-free scheme offers complete peace of mind as it includes car insurance, tax, personal accident cover, servicing and maintenance, plus you can get a new car every three years for as long as you are eligible!

How can I use the car?

You can claim a car to drive yourself, or by up to two nominated drivers. These can be family members, friends or carers. For the three year lease option, you are allowed to travel 60,000 miles over the course of the term. If you return the car in good condition, with no insurance claims you could even earn a £200 bonus!

How do I join?

If you would like to join the 640,000 people currently using the Mobility scheme, simply get in touch with us and we can discuss your needs and arrange a test drive.


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All included in the scheme:
  • Car Insurance
  • Servicing and Maintenance
  • Full Breakdown Cover
  • Replacement Tyres
  • Windscreen Repair or Replacement
  • 60,000 mile allowance across the 3 year period
  • Certain adaptations at no extra cost
  • Up to two named drivers
  • A brand new car every 3 years


Motability Specialists

Lee Peterson

Lee Peterson
Sales Executive & Motability Specialist 

Tel: 02920 223100

Kirstie O'Rourke

Kirstie O'Rourke 
Sales Executive & Motability Specialist 

Tel: 02920 223100

Sam Ward

Sam Ward
Sales Executive & Motability Specialist 

Tel: 02920 223100

Elliot Farmer

Elliot Farmer
Sales Executive & Motability Specialist 

Tel: 02920 223100


How To Find Us


By Car

Leave M4 at Jct 33. Take the A4232, signposted for Cardiff West, Barry and Cardiff Airport. After approximately 4 miles, take the exit signposted Leckwith. At the roundabout go straight over into Hadfield Road. Continue to the end of the road and at the traffic lights turn left onto Penarth Road. Fordthorne can be a found a short distance along on the right hand side.

By Rail

Fordthorne is served by Grangetown station, which is within 1/4 mile of the dealership. A frequent service is scheduled to run to Cardiff Central.

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