Founded in 1977, Motability is a national charity helping disabled people, their families and carers become mobile. As one of the founding manufacturers of the programme, Ford are delighted to have supplied over half a million Motability vehicles to date.

We know that having a car can give you the freedom of independence. With Ford Mobility, we can also provide you with real freedom of choice, with an extensive range of award-winning cars that deliver versatility and roominess without compromising on performance, driveability or style.

Motability Schemes. Which is best for you?

There is a scheme available: Contract Hire. The most popular option is the Contract Hire scheme. The differences are listed below. If you’re not sure which one would suit you best, contact our Motability Specialist who will be more than happy to help you choose. They'll also be able to process the application and organise all the paperwork for you.

Contract Hire

This is probably the most straightforward and flexible option. You simply assign your allowance to Motability and get a brand new car every three years. Your allowance covers most of the running costs. All you have to do is fill your car with fuel.

Your agreement includes:

  • A brand new Ford of your choice every three years
  • Insurance, loss and damage protection, personal accident cover for named drivers and passengers
  • Servicing, maintenance and repairs at your Ford Dealer
  • Full breakdown assistance from the RAC
  • Window and windscreen replacement at no extra cost
  • A 60,000 mile allowance during the three years
  • Free replacement tyres fitted by Kwik-Fit
  • The most popular adaptations arranged through your Motability accredited Ford Dealer

There are many vehicles available at no additional cost to your allowance, but if you do want a higher specification vehicle or one of our larger cars, you will need to pay an additional one-off ‘Advance Payment’ when you sign for your new vehicle.

What do all the acronyms mean?

HRMC-DLA – the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance.

WPMS – War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement

DWP – the Department of Work and Pensions. The DWP send you notification of your allowance and can tell you what you’re entitled to.

How do I qualify for the Motability Scheme?

To qualify, you need to be receiving either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC-DLA) or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS). You can find out more from your local Department of Work and Pensions.

Seat heights and door widths are important to me when choosing a car. Where can I find this information about Ford cars?

There are a number of good options:

• Talk to the Motability Specialist at a Motability accredited Ford Dealership. They can give you all the information you need.

• Pick up product brochures at your Ford Dealership

• Arrange a test drive or ride to experience Ford first hand.

Which bodystyle should I choose (e.g. saloon, estate, hatchback)?

The best thing is to contact the Motability Specialist at a Motability accredited Ford Dealership. As well as advising you, we can arrange test drives, or test rides, to help you decide.

Can I still get a car on the Contract Hire scheme, when I’ve less than three years left on my HRMC-DLA?

You need to be receiving your allowance for the full length of the agreement you choose. Motability welcomes applications as long as you have at least 12 months of your award left, when you apply.

Is there an age restriction on the Contract Hire scheme?

The HRMC-DLA or WPMS can be awarded to anyone between the ages of 3 and 65. You just need to be receiving the HRMC-DLA before your 65th birthday, to apply for a car on the Motability scheme.

You can select up to two drivers, one of which can be yourself (though neither of you can be under 17, of course). For under-17s, only people named on the Certificate of Motor Insurance can drive the car. Only one driver can be under 21 and drivers under 25 are limited to cars up to Insurance Group 8.