ŠKODA Motability in Swansea

Keeping mobile is supremely important. There’s little dispute that nowadays a car and the freedom it delivers is much more than a luxury item; it’s a life-changing necessity, something that uniquely delivers a great deal of independence and freedom. At Sinclair ŠKODA, we’re proud to be a part of the Motability scheme that ensures no matter who you are or the requirements you may have, there’s a comprehensive automotive solution that’s right for you available today at our Swansea showroom!

Complete ŠKODA Motability Solutions from Sinclair.

With a huge range of adaptation options, and varying vehicles to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for a light and lithe city car, a sizeable SUV, a powerful saloon or anything in between, the ŠKODA Motability range has the answer. Meanwhile, our expert Motability specialist team are on hand to talk you through each and every aspect of the scheme, ensuring with minimal effort, you get the vehicle you really want, quickly and easily. We understand that the process can sound confusing, and strive to deliver completely transparent, friendly and approachable customer care across all our services.

ŠKODA Motability Cars, Information, and More

To find out more, select an option from buttons below, or if you’d like to speak to a member of our team, simply dial 0179 291 2137, we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions or queries. Motability is the key to getting on the road, and at Sinclair, we’re able to bring you matchless top quality ŠKODA Motability services from our dealership in Swansea.

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How the Motability Scheme Works

It's Easy With Motability! You Choose The Car, We Do The Rest

If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, getting a new car is easier and more affordable than ever. Through Motability, you simply turn part or all of that allowance into the ŠKODA of your choice. Check if you're eligible below.

95% of Motability customers choose to lease a car through Motability's Contract Hire agreement, which gives them:

  • A new car of your choice every 3 years
  • Insurance and personal accident cover
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Full breakdown assistance from RAC
  • Free replacement tyres fitted by Kwik-Fit
  • Window or windscreen replacement at no extra cost

The worry-free policy continues right to the end of your three-year lease with a seamless transfer to your new car.

Are You Eligable for a Motor Car?

To lease a car from Motability, you must be receiving either:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS) - currently £54.85 per week.

If you choose to lease a car through Motability's Contract Hire scheme you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining. For customers choosing to buy a car with a Hire Purchase agreement, you will need to be receiving the allowance for the full length of your agreement.

Do You Need to Have a Driving Licence?

If you opt for the lease agreement you do not need to drive. You can nominate up to two drivers who may be friends or relatives, and parents or carers can apply on behalf of a child aged three years and upwards.

However, proposed drivers must not have any serious driving convictions, disqualifications, or endorsements within the last five years. There are also some restrictions on drivers under 25 and those with provisional licenses.

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Eligibility

If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you're eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

There is no upper age limit. As long as you receive one of the allowances, you are eligible for the Scheme. Parents or guardians can order a car on behalf of a child aged three years and above, who is receiving HRMC DLA.

To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining. Only the Higher Rate Mobility Component is used. Other parts of the DLA are not affected. Unfortunately the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability.

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Would you like to add a driver?

If you receive the allowance but are unable to drive, you can nominate up to two drivers, and a third at an additional cost. These may be friends or relatives; parents or careers can apply on behalf of a child aged three years or older.

Nominated drivers should normally live within five miles of the disabled customer's address. You’ll also need to confirm that all proposed drivers agree to the terms and conditions for using a Motability car.

Only one nominated driver under 21 is permitted. This can be you or another driver who lives at your address. Drivers under the age of 25 can only drive cars in the lower ABI insurance groups of one to 16 and with a brake horsepower rating of 115BHP or less.

Please bear in mind that proposed drivers with certain convictions, disqualifications or endorsements within the last five years will not be allowed.

Choosing the Right Car

In order to help you choose the correct car, we have listed the points below for review.

Price

At Sinclair ŠKODA we have cars available at no more than the cost of your weekly allowance. We call this 'nil' advance payment (AP).

Suitability

Cars vary considerably in measurements. Seat height, door opening angle and storage space for wheelchairs and equipment can all make the difference between a car that is suitable and a car that is neither enjoyable nor comfortable to drive.

Wheelchair Accessible

If you have difficulty transferring from your wheelchair into a standard car, then a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) could be for you.

Fuel Consumption

Fuel costs can add a great deal to your cost of motoring and cars vary significantly in how many miles per gallon (mpg) they achieve. Cars with a higher mpg cost less to run and are often more environmentally friendly.

Greener Choices

In order to minimise the environmental impact of motoring, we have vehicles available within the ŠKODA range, with lower emissions for you to choose from. Did you know that by choosing a diesel model of the car you are considering, you could potentially save money over the course of your lease?

Insurance

As is common with many insurance policies if you intend to add drivers aged under 25 to your insurance policy restrictions and higher excesses are applied. Drivers under 25 are restricted to cars in Car Group 18 or below of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) 1-50 scale. Please check carefully with your dealer when choosing your car, and ask about PASS PLUS training to reduce the excess for under 25s.

Adaptations

Many of the most popular adaptations can be added to your car at the start of your lease at no additional cost. Simple adaptations can assist with speed and steering; signalling and safety; stowage systems; and seating and access.

ŠKODA Motability Adaptations

Below is a quick guide to popular adaptations – for further information please contact one of our motability specialists.

Push/Pull Hand Control

If you are unable to use the foot pedals in your car, a push and pull device will enable you to control the speed with your hand.

Operation: Push the lever forward to apply the brake and pull it backwards to apply the accelerator.

Radial Accelerator

Similar to the push and pull control, the radial accelerator can help you control the speed of your car if you are unable to use the foot controls.

Operation: To accelerate, push downwards on the lever in a slight radial action, pushing the lever away from the body to brake.

Steering Wheel Ball

If you have difficulty holding or turning a steering wheel or have the use of only one hand, having a steering wheel ball fitted means you will have more control when steering your car.

Operation: Simply hold the ball, making sure your hand is comfortable, and use it to turn the steering wheel in the direction you need.

Left Foot Accelerators

If you are unable to use your right leg, you could use a pedal transfer to switch the accelerator to the opposite side, enabling you to control the speed with your left foot.

Operation: For a twin flip accelerator, you pull down the pedal required and the other pedal flips up automatically. You can then use that pedal while the other is safely folded up out of the way. Floor mounted left foot accelerators operate with a guard to cover the pedal not in use

Infrared Controls

If you have limited movement in your upper body, infrared controls can bring everything to your fingertips. They make it easier to manage certain functions in your car, which make it safer or more comfortable to drive.

Operation: This is a simple keypad, which is often attached to the steering wheel. You simply press the button of the function you need.

Easy Release Hand Brake

If you have limited strength or flexibility in your arms an easy release handbrake device will reduce the effort needed to apply and release the hand brake.

Operation: This will depend on the type of device you choose. Some are operated by buttons and some by a small lever

Wheelchair Stowage: Electric Boot Hoist

If you cannot lift your wheelchair into your boot an electric hoist will solve this problem by easily taking the weight and maneuvering into the boot of your car.

Operation: This will depend on the model but most are similar in operation. Once you have attached the wheelchair, use the electric keypad to lift and move the wheelchair into the boot.

Swivel Seat

If you have limited body movement or stiff legs a swivel seat can help you get in and out of the car more easily. They can also increase driver and passenger comfort.

Operation: A remote control operates the chair as it turns out to face the driver or passenger, allowing plenty of space to sit down on the chair. Use the remote control to then move the chair round into the required position.

For More Information

Contact a Motability Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Since the Scheme was set up in 1978, Motability has helped over 3 million people get mobile with a brand new vehicle.

Do I qualify?

To qualify you need to be receiving one of these Government funded mobility allowances:

  • The Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • The Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component (ERMC) of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

How can I adapt my car?

There are a number of adaptions to help improve your driving experience. They generally fall into 3 categories:

  • Driving adaptions - including pedal modifications and electric controls.
  • Stowage adaptions - which include rooftop stowage and car boot hoists.
  • Access adaptions - to help you get in and out of your car, including swivel seats and electric hoists.
  • All ŠKODA cars can be adapted to suit you.

How much does it cost on my allowance?

Depending on the car, it will cost either all or part of your mobility allowance. If you wish to upgrade to a more expensive model that costs more than your allowance, you will need to cover that cost in the form of an advance payment.

Can I join the scheme if I'm over 65?

Yes – if you receive the HRMC (Higher Rate Mobility Component) of the DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or the WPMS (War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement), and have 12 months or more remaining on your allowance, then you are eligible to join the scheme and can choose your car today!

Will I get my advance payment back?

We’re afraid not – the advanced payment isn’t a deposit. It is the amount paid to ŠKODA either before or on the day you collect your car. It is a one off, non-refundable payment.

How do I apply?

It’s easy to get started. You can request an information pack, or visit the Motability website to check your eligibility and take the first step to choosing your car.

How long will it take for my car to arrive?

Delivery times vary depending on the model, so stay in touch with the team at Motability who will keep you updated of any delays.

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