Am I Eligible?

If you or your child receives one of the following allowances and has at least 12 months remaining on the award, you are eligible to lease a car from Motability:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

No waiting lists. No credit checks. No assessments required.

With the Contract Hire package you don't need to drive. You can nominate up to two drivers who may be friends or relatives, and parents or carers can apply on behalf of a child aged three years and upwards.

Please note that if you choose the Contract Hire scheme you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining.

For customers choosing to buy a car with a Hire Purchase agreement, it is normally expected that you will be receiving the allowance for the full length of the agreement.

What are Motability Benefits?

If you choose a car, all this is included:

A new car of your choice every three years - You get a brand new car every three years. We will contact you a few months before your lease expires, and if you decide to continue with Motability, you can choose a car for your next three year contract (provided you are still eligible)

Insurance - The worry-free package provides similar cover to what you would expect under a fully comprehensive insurance policy . You can still lease a car even if you don't drive, you simply nominate two drivers who can drive on your behalf. And if you decide to leave Motability at a later stage, you can request a letter confirming your claims history to take to your new insurer.

Servicing and maintenance - All of your regular servicing and maintenance is included.

Full breakdown assistance from RAC

Annual car tax - Supplied and sent directly to your home

Replacement tyres - For no extra cost our approved supplier will replace tyres worn or damaged by normal use.

Window and windscreen repair or replacement - Repaired or replaced at no extra cost.

60,000 mileage allowance over three years

Many adaptations at no extra cost

Wide range of vehicles available with no Advance Payment

A new car of your choice every three years

Who are Motability?

Since 1978, Motability Operations has been responsible for the finance, administration and maintenance of the Car Scheme and the Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme. A not-for-profit organisation, they are owned by the UK's four major banks - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS.

When you lease a car through Motability, all or part of your mobility allowance is paid directly to Motability Operations for the length of the agreement.

With our fully trained team of Motability specialists, Essex Auto Group can help you find the right car for your needs. For full terms and conditions please contact an Essex Auto Group Motability Specialist today.