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What is the Motability Scheme?

We are proud to support to Motability Scheme at Macklin Motors, which offers affordable, worry-free motoring to help disabled people, their families, and carers become mobile.

The Motability Scheme lets you exchange all or part of your mobility allowance to lease a brand-new car, and covers the cost of servicing, repairs, tax, and insurance for up to three named drivers.

As part of one of the UK's largest automotive retailer groups in the UK, we offer a fantastic choice of Motability cars from trusted manufacturers.


How does the Motability Scheme work?

Start your Motability journey by checking your eligibility for the Scheme, before viewing our range of Motability cars online or visiting your local Macklin Motors dealership.

Choose to exchange all or part of your mobility allowance, and if you find a Motability car that costs more than your weekly allowance, you can pay a one-off Advance Payment. The Advance Payment covers the cost between your mobility allowance and the total cost of your lease, and it's non-refundable.

There's no need to worry about managing monthly payments - payments are made directly from the Department of Work and Pensions to Motability every four weeks.

Am I eligible to join the Motability Scheme?

You could be eligible to join the Motability Scheme if you receive one of the following mobility allowances and have at least 12 months' award length remaining.

If you have a child aged three over that is entitled to the Higher Mobility Component of DLA, you can also apply to the Motability Scheme on their behalf.

For more information on Motability eligibility, visit your local Macklin Motors dealership and chat to our friendly, experienced Motability specialists.

Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance

Enhanced Rate of the Motability Component of Personal Independence Payment

War Pensioners' Motability Supplement

Armed Forces Independence Payment

Higher Rate Mobility Component of Child Disability Payment (CDP)

What are the benefits of joining the Motability car Scheme?

Joining the Motability Scheme is an easy and hassle-free way to lease a brand-new car every three years. Servicing, repairs, tax, and insurance is all taken care of and the only thing you have to pay for is fuel.

A brand-new car every three years

Servicing, repairs, tax, and insurance for up to three named drivers

Tyre & Windscreen replacement cover

Full RAC Priority One breakdown cover

60,000 mile allowance over the duration of your lease

To place an application you will need*

Award notice / letter of entitlement

Proof of address

Driving license / licenses

Grant letter if applicable

* Customer must have 12 months allowance remaining

Adapt your Motability car

The Motability Scheme is here to help make driving or travelling easier offering around 500 vehicle adaptions. Many of these can be fitted at the start of your lease for no extra cost and our Motability team can help you find the right adaption for your needs.

Make the switch to electric

The Motability Scheme is helping make the switch to electric accessible to everyone. A home charge point can be installed at no extra cost when you lease your first pure battery electric vehicle.

Don't worry if you haven't got off-road parking, you can gain access to a a network of over 2,000 chargepoints through ChargePlace Scotland or choose to have a chargepoint installed at an approved drivers address.

Please note, you will need to get in touch with Motability to request approval to have a chargepoint fitted at an approved drivers address.

Other great benefits when you join the Motability Scheme

Motability Scheme Online Account

A Motability Scheme Online Account lets you manage your lease from the comfort of your home and keep information up to date without having to visit a dealership.

One of the most useful features in the Online Account is the option to add your bank details and receive any payments or refunds straight into your account, instead of waiting for cheques to arrive in the post.

With a Motability Scheme Online Account, you can also start your next Motability vehicle application online.

If you are an existing customer of the Scheme without an appointee, you can fill in your personal details and allowance information before visiting a dealership. Which then allows your Motability advisor to dedicate more time to helping you find the perfect car.

Find out more and sign up for a Motability Scheme Online Account today.

New Vehicle Payment

You could be eligible for £750 thanks to the New Vehicle Payment. With living costs and energy bills rising, this can help you make the most of your new Motability car.

The £750 payment can be used to cover the cost of some or all, of a new vehicle's Advance Payment. The purpose of the New Vehicle Payment is to enhance your flexibility when searching for your next Motability vehicle.

To be eligible for this payment you must be a New-to-Scheme customer who has ordered or taken delivery of a new vehicle before the end of 2023. Existing Motability Scheme customers with a live agreement from 31st December 2021 are also eligible.

Good Condition Bonus

At the end of your lease, you could be eligible for an up to £350 Good Condition Bonus if your car is returned in good condition.

After your lease ends and you return your Motability vehicle, it is then sold through a network of dealers or at an auction house. By returning your car in good condition, you are helping Motability to achieve the best prices, keeping costs low for all customers.

The bonus amount is dependent on your lease length, and it's currently £250 for a three-year lease and £350 for a five-year lease. Motability will automatically send you the payment if you are eligible for the bonus. The quickest way to receive the New Vehicle Payment and Good Condition Bonus is by bank transfer via the Motability Scheme Online Account.

Please note: the Good Condition Bonus is subject to assessment.


Parents or carers can also apply on behalf of a child aged 3 or above

Exchange all, or part of your mobility allowance to lease a brand new car from a huge choice of latest makes & models

One off Advance Payment options available for higher spec models

Just pay for your fuel - all other running costs are included

You get a brand new car every three years

Less than 10% of vehicles on the Scheme are adapted

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