Motability At Fordthorne Volvo

Motability cars are available on a scheme that helps disabled people to 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

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. You will also be liable for insurance claims and parking or speeding fines too, so please drive carefully! 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

You need to be receiving one of the following Government Mobility Allowances with at least 12 months’ award length remaining to take advantage of the Motability scheme:

  • HRMC DLA Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance - From 12 April 2017, this allowance was £58.00 per week
  • ERMC PIP Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment - From 10 April 2017, this allowance was £58.00 per week
  • WPMS War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement - From 12 April 2017, this allowance was £64.80 per week
  • AFIP Armed Forces Independence Payment - From 12 April 2017, the mobility element of the allowance was £58.00 per week

Motability Explained

What Do I Get?

Here at Fordthorne, we have many models available to suit all requirements from Ford, Volvo and MG, 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.


The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to become more mobile. You can lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging your government-funded mobility allowance. If you receive either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC 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) you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

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