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How does Motability work?

The Motability Scheme provides disabled people with the opportunity to use their mobility allowance in order to lease a new car. The first step is to make an application, specifying any adaptations required that are unique to you and your requirements. If you're unable to drive, you can name up to two drivers on your application. A third driver can also be listed for an additional charge. They must all live within five miles of your address, and hold full driving licences. Drivers should typically be over 25 – one person under 21 can be named, but they must live with you.

Depending on the model, you may need to make an Advance Payment before your contract begins, but many models are available with zero deposit payable up front. Higher equipment levels and larger vehicles are more likely to be subject to an Advance Payment.

Motability contracts last for three years, and your benefits are used to make payments on the vehicle. In some cases, for smaller and budget cars you may not need to pay out the entire benefit amount. These payments cover the costs of annual road tax, insurance, routine servicing and maintenance, windscreen or tyre replacements and breakdown assistance. The term acts similarly to a vehicle leasing agreement.

At the end of the contract, if you are still entitled to a Motability car, you can return the vehicle you have and enjoy a brand new one.

You can find out more about the scheme on the Motability website here.


Which cars can I choose from?

Nissan models available on Motability include the Note, Micra, LEAF, Juke and Qashqai. Should you need support carrying bulky and heavy equipment, the NV200 Combi van is also offered through the Scheme. You can test drive any vehicle at your nearest dealership before making up your mind.

All cars are delivered new for collection from the showroom, bringing you the latest technologies, safety and engineering. Each Nissan can be chosen at a selection of equipment levels.


How do I apply?

Applications for the Scheme can be made through dealerships, such as our South West Nissan locations. The process is simple and stress-free. A Motability specialist on site will guide you through the steps and your options.

Please contact your closest South West Nissan dealership for more information on the Motability Scheme. You can book a test drive appointment to try out any Nissan car via our website or over the phone.

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