What is the motability scheme?

What is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme is designed to offer individuals who qualify due to physical or mental disabilities, a vehicle to make the everyday easier. Our Motability specialists are here to assist you while you select the ideal Motability vehicle tailored to your specific needs or preference. The scheme can offer more than just a car – our hassle-free lease promises freedom and peace of mind, relieving you of concerns related to driving and maintaining your vehicle.

The Scheme started in 1978 and has helped millions of disabled people and their families gain independence and freedom, with an overall customer satisfaction of 98%. Since then over 640,000 disabled people and their families across the UK are benefiting from the freedom and independence provided through the Motability Scheme.

The insurance, breakdown assistance, servicing and maintenance are all included in the price you pay. The scheme ensures everything is taken care of; all you have to do is add fuel and enjoy your brand new Ford Motability car. In addition, you’re entitled to a brand new car every 3 years; keeping you up to date with the latest models, trends and vehicle technology.

How does the Motability Scheme work?

If you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits (details available in our eligibility section) and have a minimum of 12 months left on your award, you are eligible to apply for the Motability Scheme. We will handle all the necessary arrangements with Motability Operations Ltd, leaving you to choose your preferred vehicle from our approved list.

The weekly allowance covers the cost of the lease, but depending on the vehicle you choose, you may have to pay an additional amount upfront. This is known as an Advance Payment and will need to be paid before you order the vehicle.

What does the Motability package include?

When you lease a car through the Motability Scheme the following is always included in the price:









Am I eligible to join the Motability Scheme?

To qualify for a vehicle from the Motability Scheme, you must first receive one of the following mobility allowances, and secondly, you should have a remaining award length of at least 12 months. It’s important to mention that the Attendance Allowance cannot be utilized for leasing a car through the Scheme.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
    This allowance is £64.50 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
    This allowance is £64.50 per week.
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
    This allowance is £72 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
    The mobility element of the allowance is £64.50 per week.

How do I apply for the Motability Scheme?

After confirming your eligibility for the scheme, the following steps should be taken:

  • Choose a vehicle: Determine your mobility needs and select the type of vehicle that suits you best, whether it’s a car, wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV), or scooter. Consider factors such as accessibility, storage requirements, and any necessary adaptations.
  • Test drive and discuss options: Our specialist team can help you explore the vehicle options available to you. Test drive different models and ensure they meet your requirements. Discuss any adaptations or modifications that may be necessary.
  • Complete the application: Work with our team to complete the application form. You’ll need to provide your personal details, relevant allowance information, and details of any named drivers, if applicable.
  • Receive confirmation: Once your application is submitted, Motability will review it. If approved, you’ll receive a confirmation letter containing your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  • Choose your vehicle and sign the agreement: With your PIN, you can finalize your vehicle choice and sign the lease agreement with us. Ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the agreement before signing.
  • Time to pick up your car: Once everything is signed, the vehicle is ordered and arrives, we can get you driving off in your new car! Our team will guide you through all the details during the handover, ensuring that you drive away with confidence.

What Ford vehicles are available through the Scheme?

Currently the Ford vehicles available on the Motability Scheme are: 

  • Ford Focus ST-Line X Estate
  • Ford Kuga ST-Line
  • Ford Puma ST-Line X
  • Ford Puma Titanium
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Select
  • Ford Focus ST-Line X Estate

Adaptations for physical disabilities are also available to make your vehicle perfect for your own personal needs. We have thousands of satisfied customers all over South Wales. Browse our latest Ford Motability cars below or alternatively contact or visit us on Penarth Road, Cardiff to find out more.

Where can I get more information about the scheme?

Your needs and preferences may vary, so it is recommended to consult with our Motability experts who can provide personalised advice and guidance.

Place your trust in our well-trained Motability specialists at our Ford main dealership, equipped with extensive knowledge about our lineup of Ford Motability cars, dedicated to ensuring the best care for you and your requirements. . In light of the pandemic, we have made extra precautions and changes to our showroom to make you feel as safe as possible when visiting us. We can also offer video and phone call appointments to keep the transaction as contact free as possible. Talk to one of our specialists to discuss your options and find out more, your safety and peace of mind is our number one priority. 

Motability Specialists Cardiff

Fordthorne Cardiff,
281 Penarth Road,
Cardiff, CF118YZ

02920 644300

By Car

Leave M4 at Jct 33. Take the A4232, signposted for Cardiff West, Barry and Cardiff Airport. After approximately 4 miles, take the exit signposted Leckwith. At the roundabout go straight over into Hadfield Road. Continue to the end of the road and at the traffic lights turn left onto Penarth Road. Fordthorne can be a found a short distance along on the right hand side.

By Rail

Fordthorne is served by Grangetown station, which is within 1/4 mile of the dealership. A frequent service is scheduled to run to Cardiff Central.