What is Motability?

The Motability Scheme provides an affordable, worry-free way for people with disabilities to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance etc.’ It was set up in 1977 to help disabled people, their families and carers get mobile. It was designed to give them a feeling of independence that everyone deserves to have.

As one of the founding motor manufacturers, Ford was there at the very beginning. Since then, Ford Motability is proud to have supplied over half a million Motability vehicles.

You can see a list of Ford Motability pricing here


How Does It Work?

When you sign up to the Motability scheme with Ford you are signing up to 3 years of worry-free motoring in a new Ford of your choice. All you have to do is assign your Mobility allowance, then your nominated Ford dealership will take care of everything; insurance, servicing, maintenance and much more - all you have to pay for is fuel alongside any advance payment.

Full list of benefits include:

  • A 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
  • A 60,000-mile allowance during the three years
  • Free replacement tyres fitted by Kwik-Fit.

There are some vehicles available at no extra cost to your allowance.

However, if you want a higher specification vehicle or one of our larger cars you can opt to pay a one off ‘Advance Payment’

  • You pick a brand new car of your choice from a wide range of all models, at a price that works for you. Every 3 years you get to pick a new car.
  • We arrange the insurance, breakdown assistance, servicing and maintenance, and everything’s already included in the price you pay.
  • So we take care of everything, you just add fuel and go! It’s a simple as that.

Just visit us for a test drive and once you’re ready, we’ll complete your order for you.


Are You Eligible?

Whether you choose to drive or nominate a carer or family member, and you receive any of the following allowances with at least 12 months remaining you could qualify.

These are:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC-DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Child Disability Payment (CDP-Scotland only)
  • Adult Disability Payment (ADP-Scotland only)

What Should I Bring?

To get started, all you need is:

  • Your driving licence and/or driving licences for any other named drivers
  • Your letter of award entitlement
  • Proof of address (such as a recent utility bill)

You will be asked to provide details of any previous accidents and/or driving convictions that you, or your named drivers, may have. This is submitted to Motability and they complete a few basic checks based on the information you supply.

We will thoroughly explain everything you need to know and how we can assist in managing the vehicles maintenance requirements over the 3 years.


Ford offer a range of vehicle adaptations and these will be ready for you when you collect your car. All adaptations are produced and fitted by Motability accredited manufacturers and installers. And they will be maintained, along with your car, by the Motability Operations Fleet Service team for the length of your contract.

How to adapt your Ford Motability car

You can request an adaptation on your new vehicle with complete peace of mind because the adaptations will be:

  • Produced and fitted by Motability accredited manufacturers and installers who will contact your dealer to ensure they are fitted before delivery
  • Maintained, along with your car, by the Motability Operations Fleet Service team to provide worry-free motoring for the length of your contract

In most cases your Ford Motability Dealer will be able to order your vehicle and adaptation at the same time, while agreeing with the installer when and where the adaptation is to be fitted.

Using a Driving Assessment Centre

When choosing adaptations, we recommend that you seek specialist advice from a Driving Assessment Centre. They will assess your needs (whether you are the driver or passenger) and offer advice on:

  • Helpful driving aids and adaptations
  • Safely getting in and out of your vehicle
  • Loading and stowage of equipment

Driving Assessment Centres can be found nationwide. Fully-trained occupational therapists and a Driving Adviser will help ensure you can drive safely and comfortably (you may need to pay a small fee).

Can I Part Exchange?

Of course! We offer competitive part exchange rates and have a wide variety of well-established buyers throughout the UK, allowing us to give you the best offer possible.

If you’d like to know how much your vehicle may be worth, give our Sales Team a call on 01275 332 857 and we will be happy to give you a quote over the phone, subject to inspection of the vehicle. Just give us your registration and current mileage!

What is an advance payment?

As vehicles get more expensive, your HRMC-DLA, PIP, AFIP or WPMS may not contribute enough towards the value of the vehicle and pricing that Ford and Motability have agreed. When this happens it may be necessary to pay an advance payment. This payment is non-refundable. However, there is a large amount of vehicles available with a nil advance payment which you can pick from the Ford range.

Can I add a younger driver to my policy under the Motability scheme?

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 1 to 16 and with a brake horsepower rating of 115BHP or less.

Parking and reversing are getting more difficult for me because I can’t turn to look round.

With all Ford vehicles under the Motability scheme, parking sensors are required as standard, making parking easy peasy!

Do I need to make an appointment to test drive a car?

Feel free to come in and visit us anytime without an appointment. However, give us a call if you require additional information! Our friendly Sales Team can always tell you what stock we have available and get everything ready for when you arrive.

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Why Winford Ford?

  • Established since 1967
  • Franchised Ford Retail Dealer
  • Relaxed and enjoyable buying experience
  • Knowledgeable and friendly sales team
  • Exceptional customer service from start to finish
  • Each of our customers becomes a friend of the dealership.

Call us for any queries regarding your vehicle.

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