With the Mota­bil­ity Scheme you can sim­ply ex­change all, or part of your mo­bil­ity al­lowance, to lease a brand new car. You can en­joy worry-free, af­ford­able mo­tor­ing as you’ll have the free­dom and re­as­sur­ance of a new car with none of the wor­ries as­so­ci­ated

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If you re­ceive one of the fol­low­ing al­lowances and have at least 12 months’ award re­main­ing you can ap­ply to lease through the Mota­bil­ity Scheme, even if your award does not cover the full length of the lease:

The En­hanced Rate of the Mo­bil­ity Com­po­nent of Per­sonal In­de­pen­dence Pay­ment (£59.75 per week)

Higher Rate Mo­bil­ity Com­po­nent of the Dis­abil­ity Liv­ing Al­lowance (£59.75 per week)

War Pen­sion­ers’ Mo­bil­ity Sup­ple­ment (£66.75 per week)

Armed Forces In­de­pen­dence Pay­ment (Mo­bil­ity el­e­ment £59.75 per week). Al­lowances are awarded by ei­ther the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions (DWP) or Vet­er­ans UK. If your al­lowance is due to end dur­ing your lease you’ll need to en­sure you com­plete the rel­e­vant pa­per­work for the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions on time.

If you are not suc­cess­fully reawarded, your agree­ment will end Here are some ques­tions to con­sider as a start­ing point:

How many peo­ple are go­ing to travel in it reg­u­larly?

Will you be do­ing a lot of mo­tor­way driv­ing?

Do you mainly do short jour­neys in built up ar­eas?

How much boot space do you need? Is park­ing a prob­lem? Are you able to change gear eas­ily? If you have a mo­bil­ity aid, will it fit eas­ily into the car?

Do you need to take your scooter or wheel­chair with you?

For in­stance, if you mainly drive in built-up ar­eas with low speed lim­its, a petrol en­gine might be more suit­able. This is be­cause most diesel ve­hi­cles are fit­ted with Diesel Par­tic­u­late Fil­ters (DPFs) and many of these need to be re­gen­er­ated by reg­u­larly trav­el­ling at speeds over 40mph.

If you have a big fam­ily you may want to con­sider a large fam­ily car or MPV. If you find it dif­fi­cult to change gear eas­ily, an au­to­matic might be a good choice.

You’ll also need to think about trav­el­ling in the car day to day. Small changes in type, model or spec­i­fi­ca­tion can have a big im­pact and we will work with you to re­turn the ve­hi­cle and your lease pay­ments will end. What­ever car you pick, the price al­ready in­cludes in­sur­ance, ser­vic­ing, MOTs, break­down as­sis­tance, new tyres and wind­screen re­pair as part of our all-in­clu­sive pack­age.

And we know that not all of our cus­tomers drive so you can add up to two named driv­ers too. These can be on your com­fort or the car’s suit­abil­ity.

For ex­am­ple, seat height, door open­ing an­gle and po­si­tion­ing of the seat belts can all make a big dif­fer­ence.

A good place to start is to think about your cur­rent car, if you have one, and de­cide what you like and dis­like about it. It may be use­ful to re­fer to the quick check­list You can see all the cars listed by type, with a short de­scrip­tion of what each cat­e­gory means eg. hatch­back, MPVs, 4x4, etc. on the web­site.

If you are at all un­sure as to what’s right for you, then your lo­cal dealer will be glad to help. Your dealer will take you through the suit­abil­ity ei­ther your­self, friends, fam­ily or car­ers.

For more in­for­ma­tion down­load a help­ful in­for­ma­tion guide from mota­bil­ity.co.uk/down­loads or call 0800 093 1000 to or­der a free copy. We are Mota­bil­ity Op­er­a­tions Ltd, a com­pany au­tho­rised and reg­u­lated by the Fi­nan­cial Con­duct Author­ity. All Mota­bil­ity Scheme ve­hi­cles are leased to cus­tomers by us. ques­tion­naire, which is de­signed to make sure the car you’re con­sid­er­ing, and the Mota­bil­ity Scheme, is right for you. To see the full list of cars avail­able, go to mota­bil­ity.co.uk. When you lease a car through the Mota­bil­ity Scheme, there are three pric­ing op­tions. How­ever, no mat­ter how much you pay or what car you choose, all cus­tomers will en­joy the same all-in­clu­sive pack­age of in­sur­ance, break­down cover, ser­vic­ing, tyres and glass re­place­ment. The three pric­ing op­tions are: 1. Cars that cost less than your mo­bil­ity al­lowance – a range of more than 100 cars on the scheme cost less than your mo­bil­ity al­lowance, mean­ing the re­main­der will be paid di­rectly to you by the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions (DWP). These cars are avail­able to lease at a fixed weekly amount for the whole of your agree­ment and any in­creases in your al­lowance that the DWP makes will be paid di­rectly to you. 2. Cars that cost all of your mo­bil­ity al­lowance – we have a range of more than 200 cars that cost the same as your al­lowance. There’s no Ad­vance Pay­ment and you sim­ply swap the whole of your weekly mo­bil­ity al­lowance for the car of your choice. 3. Cars that cost all of your mo­bil­ity al­lowance and also have an Ad­vance Pay­ment – you can in­crease your choice of cars by top­ping up your al­lowance with a non-re­fund­able up­front pay­ment which we call the Ad­vance Pay­ment. This pay­ment cov­ers the dif­fer­ence be­tween your al­lowance and the to­tal cost of the lease over the course of your agree­ment. Don’t for­get that your lease in­cludes ev­ery­thing, ex­cept fuel, to pro­vide you with worry-free mo­tor­ing, so you will need to take into ac­count the car’s fuel costs. To keep the run­ning costs down you may want to con­sider a more fuel ef­fi­cient en­gine. Each car listed has a ‘miles per gal­lon’ (mpg) fig­ure; cars with a higher mpg cost less to run and usu­ally pro­vide lower CO2 emis­sions over the course of your lease.

Re­mem­ber the mpg given is a guide to help you com­pare cars and is based on test con­di­tions. The ac­tual mpg each car achieves in real world driv­ing is likely to be lower than the of­fi­cial fig­ure.

To give you an idea of costs, for each car listed we have high­lighted the av­er­age an­nual fuel costs which can help you com­pare be­tween cars and see which op­tion might save you money.

Make sure you choose the right car to suit your needs

When choos­ing your ve­hi­cle, take time to check you are happy about get­ting in and out of the ve­hi­cle

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