MOTABILITY FAQs

A wide range of vehicles are available through the Motability Scheme, many at no more than the cost of your weekly mobility allowance. If you’re happy to pay a little more you can increase your choice to a wider selection of models.

The advance payment is payable prior to collection to your Motability dealer at the start of your Contract Hire lease.

WHY DO SOME CARS HAVE ADVANCE PAYMENTS AND OTHERS DON'T?

There are over 2,000 cars available on the Motability Scheme, ranging from small run-arounds to people carriers. It is necessary for some larger or more expensive cars to have an advance payment as the mobility allowance does not cover the hire cost for the three year agreement. Advance payments can range from £50 up to several thousand pounds depending on the type of car chosen. 

HOW ARE ADVANCE PAYMENTS CALCULATED?

Motability’s team of pricing experts negotiate with our manufacturers on your behalf to get the best price for all Motability customers. The advance payment represents the difference between the amount your allowance covers over the three year agreement period and the overall cost of the car you choose. Each individual advance payment is calculated by considering different factors, such as the initial cost of the car, servicing and maintenance and the expected resale value of the car at the end of contract.

WHAT IF THE ADVANCE PAYMENT CHANGES AFTER I'VE ORDERED MY CAR?

The advance payments are calculated every three months. This means the advance payment on a car can change throughout the year. We operate a price guarantee, which means the advance payment of the car on the date you order it won’t change, even if it changes whilst you are waiting for your car to be delivered. ​​