We no longer support this web browser. Upgrade your browser for a better experience.

What is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme offers affordable, worry free motoring through an all-inclusive leasing package to help disabled people, their families and carers regain their independence and become mobile!

With the Motability Scheme you simply exchange all or part of your mobility allowance to lease a brand-new car, and you'll enjoy the reassurance of a new car with none of the worries associated with buying and running an older one. Bristol Street Motors is proud to support the Motability Scheme in the UK, and can offer a wide choice of vehicles, award-winning service and vehicle adaptions if required.


How does the Motability Scheme work?

If you qualify for one of the below mobility allowances, you can exchange all or part of your allowance for a new car. You don't need to worry about managing the finances - payments are made directly from the Department of Work and Pensions to Motability.

Am I eligible for the Motability Scheme?

Don't worry - you don't have to undergo any medical assessments to join the Motability Scheme! If you receive one of the following mobility allowances, and have at least 12 months' award length remaining, you could be eligible!

You can also apply on behalf of a child aged three or older, as long as they are entitled to the Higher Mobility component of DLA. If you're not sure whether you're eligible to join the Motability Scheme, our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions.

Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance

War Pensioners' Motability Supplement

Enhanced Rate of the Motability Component of Personal Independence Payment

Armed Forces Independence Payment

Why join the Motability Scheme?

Nothing should stop you living a full life, with independence and freedom. The Motability Scheme opens the doors to those things, with worry free motoring that helps you to keep moving.

When you have a condition or disability, being able to get around can mean the difference between living a full and happy life or not. Here at Bristol Street Motors we have a passion for helping people find that freedom.

Our Motability experts are here to help you every step of the way - from confirming eligibility and choosing the perfect vehicle to meet your needs, to organising the tax, insurance, roadside assistance, servicing and maintenance. All you have to do is choose your car!

Joining the Motability Scheme through Bristol Street Motors, gives you so much more than a car. Our fully accredited, specialist teams provide everything you need for worry free motoring.

As part of the scheme you will receive:

A brand-new car every three years

Servicing, repairs, tax and insurance for up to 3 named drivers

Tyre & Windscreen replacement cover

Full RAC Priority One breakdown cover

60,000 mile allowance over the three years

One-off advance payment option to upgrade

Specialist vehicle adaptions

To place an application you will need*

Award notice / letter of entitlement

Proof of address

Driving license / licenses

Grant letter if applicable

* Customer must have 12 months allowance remaining

Extra support from your Motability car

The Motability Scheme offers a range of specialist adaptions to help make driving or travelling that little bit easier. With over 500 adaptations to help you drive, store your wheelchair, or scooter, or get in and out of the car, we can help you find the right one for your needs. Many specialist adaptions can be fitted at no extra cost at the start of your lease.

Make the switch to an electric Motability car

The Motability Scheme is making the switch to electric more accessible to all drivers. When you lease your first pure electric Motability car, a home charge point can be installed at no extra cost.

Don't stress if you haven't got access to off-road parking, gain access to the BP Pulse Polar Network which offers over 8,000 charging points or have a chargepoint fitted at an approved drivers address.

Please note, to have a chargepoint installed at an approved drivers address, you must contact and get approval from Motability.

Other fantastic benefits when you join the Motability Scheme

Motability Scheme Online Account

Manage your lease from the comfort of your home with a Motability Scheme Online Account and have greater control in keeping your information up to date, without having to visit a dealership.

One of the handiest features in the Online Account is the option to add your bank details. Receive any payments or refunds by bank transfer, instead of waiting around for cheques to arrive and then clear your bank account.

You can also start your next Motability vehicle application online if you are an existing customer of the Scheme without an appointee. Completing your personal details and allowance information before visiting a dealership helps your Motability advisor dedicate more time to helping you find the perfect car.

Create a Motability Scheme Online Account today.

New Vehicle Payment

Everyday living costs, energy, and fuel costs are all increasing, and Motability is here to help you get the most out of your new car or WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), with a £250 'New Vehicle Payment'.

New Motability customers joining the Scheme in 2022 will receive the payment when delivery takes place. However, don't worry if you are an existing Motability customer. If you were a member of the Scheme as of 31st December 2021, you will be eligible for the payment when you take delivery of your next vehicle.

Good Condition Bonus

If you return your car in good condition at the end of your lease, you could be eligible for an up to £900 Good Condition Bonus.

When your lease ends and you return your Motability vehicle, it is then sold through a network of dealers or at an auction house. Returning your car in good condition helps Motability to achieve the best prices, keeping costs low for all customers.

The bonus amount depends on the length of your lease, and it's currently £600 for a three-year lease and £900 for a five-year lease. If you are eligible for the bonus, Motability will automatically send you the payment. The fastest way to receive the New Vehicle Payment and Good Condition Bonus is by bank transfer via the Motability Scheme Online Account.

Please note: the Good Condition Bonus is subject to assessment.


Parents or carers can also apply on behalf of a child aged 3 or above

Exchange all, or part of your mobility allowance to lease a brand new car from a huge choice of latest makes & models

One off Advance Payment options available for higher spec models

Just pay for your fuel - all other running costs are included

You get a brand new car every three years

Less than 10% of vehicles on the Scheme are adapted

Get in touch

Our friendly team are here to help


Please enter your full name
Contact telephone number must be entered
Email Address must be entered
House Name or Number must be entered
Post Code must be entered
Please Enter Your Comments

Please click here if you would like advance notice of offers and special events.

We will use this information to contact you about your chosen vehicle. We will also retain it in case you contact us in the future, to obtain feedback from you and to contact you about other offers and services provided by our group that may be of interest to you.

By providing your details you consent to this and to us contacting you by the methods of contact that you have given above. You can tell us at any time if you don't want us to contact you.

For more details on how we use your information please see our Privacy Policy (shown at the bottom of each web page).

* Denotes a Mandatory field.