The Motability Scheme at Hendy is an affordable and worry-free way for you to lease one of many vehicles available in exchange for your mobility allowance.
At Hendy, meeting your driving requirements is our number one priority, and so we want to make sure that you’re your Motability vehicle fits the bill. We have over 20 years accreditation with the Motability scheme and a team of Motability specialists on hand to deliver honest, friendly advice to provide you with the best possible service.
To be eligible for a Motability car, you must be receiving one of the following:
• Higher Rate Component of Disability Living Allowance
• Armed Forces Independence Payment
• War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
• Enhanced Rate of Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment
92% of Motability customers opt to get another car through the scheme, thanks to the affordability and convenience.
At Hendy Dacia, we’re pleased to be supporters of the Motability scheme, the national charity dedicated to helping disabled people become more mobile. With the Motability scheme, eligible drivers can save money, while keeping all the benefits of owning a Dacia. All Dacia models are priced competitively, offering a great mix of value for money, practicality, and comfort. Dacia’s modern and robust family cars make excellent Motability vehicles.
Moreover, all Dacia cars come with a five-year warranty as standard, so you can be sure your new car will be reliable for years to come. If you like to change vehicles more regularly than that, the Motability scheme also allows you to choose to receive a brand new car every three years. Other benefits include free insurance and servicing during your agreement, including replacement tyres and repairs to any windscreen damage.
Modern driver assistance features, including satellite navigation or parking sensors, feature on many Dacia models. For example, the Dacia Duster Prestige boasts premium upholstery, climate control, keyless entry, multiview camera, and rear sensors. The Dacia Duster Comfort offers cruise control, a media nav with 7" touchscreen, heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors, and electric windows. Other models available include the Sandero and Sandero Stepway.
Motability adaptations, including steering wheel knobs, wheelchair hoists, hand-controls for brakes, accelerators and more, are also available on all Dacia cars.
At Hendy Dacia, we understand that owning a car is about much more than getting from A to B. It’s the independence and opportunity that your own transportation offers. That’s why we have Motability-trained advisors ready to help you find the right Dacia car. We can assist you to:
Confirm if you’re eligible for the Motability Scheme
Find the right car and arrange test drives to suit your lifestyle
Order, supply, service and maintain your new car
Motability leases are all contract hire arrangements. It's the most common form of vehicle leasing agreement. Fixed amounts are paid for the duration of the contract and, at the end, you return the car. Most people repeat the process and get another car on the scheme.
At Hendy, we help you arrange for your benefits to be paid directly by the Department for Work and Pensions. Unless you opt for a car lower in value than your mobility allowance, you won't see the money. Motability are responsible for allocating the money as necessary to cover everything that's included.
Some high spec cars will need an upfront payment. We call it an advance payment. It's not a deposit and isn't refunded at the end of your lease.
You would have to call us to discuss. If you cancel any Motability agreement more than 3 times in any 7-year period, it could affect your eligibility.
Cancelling your lease also means you can't get a Good Condition Bonus. This is the scheme's way of saying thank you for returning cars with no damage.
With Motability cars, you get a mileage allowance of 60,000 miles over 3 years. If you go over, the extra miles will be charged at 5p a mile.
If you've driven fewer than 15,000 miles at the end of your agreement, you could apply to keep your car for 1 or 2 more years and get a 20,000 mileage allowance each year.
You can use your Motability car to travel to and from work. It's meant to be used by, or for the benefit of, a disabled person. The insurance will cover social and domestic purposes including travel between home and work. You couldn't use it for unauthorised business purposes e.g. as a taxi or delivery car.
You have 3 options:
• Choose your new Motability car for the next 3 years
• Keep your car longer if you're eligible for a low mileage lease extension
• Return the car and start getting your mobility allowance again
Because you use your allowance to cover the cost of the lease, it's only possible to get 1 car yourself. But there are no restrictions on how many Motability cars a household can have. If more than 1 individual gets the qualifying mobility allowance, you can have more cars. It won't affect anyone else's eligibility.
Yes. You'll have to contact RSA Motability (RSAM), who provide the insurance, and let them know the following details of the new driver:
• Driving licence number
• Any motoring convictions
• Previous loss, damage or insurance claims in the past 5 years
The new driver will have to be around when you call so they can give their consent for their details to be checked with the DVLA.