Why Choose Motability at John Clark Motor Group

The Motability Scheme has a number of excellent benefits for those who are eligible to join the scheme. This makes a Motability car a much most cost efficient and easier option than looking at the more traditional purchase routes such as hire purchase or personal contract finance.

Our Motability specialist at each site is dedicated to guiding you through the process to ensure you have the everyday freedom to do the things that you enjoy.


A Brand New Car

When you opt to go through the Motability Scheme you will always have a brand new vehicle whether you choose a car, wheelchair accessible vehicle, scooter, or powered wheelchair. This means that you'll be the first registered keeper of the vehicle, benefit from a car with only delivery mileage on it, and be able to choose the right specification on your chosen model.

You'll also find that the Motability scheme offers affordable cars on the lease agreement and sometimes are available with a very small or no advance payment.

Insurance Cover

Motability will arrange your insurance for you, meaning that there is one less thing for you to take care of. They currently have a partnership with Direct Line to provide insurance cover on your new Motability car and to make the transition as easy as possible.

You can insure up to three drivers on your Motability vehicle and these can be changed at any time. Your vehicle must used by, or for the benefit of, the disabled person but they do not need to be in the car for every journey or be a driver themselves.

Servicing and MOT

Your vehicle should be serviced in line with manufacturers recommendations which is usually a set period of time or after the car has done so many miles. If you are unsure, your manual will be able to advise you of the service interval and your service date will be available on your Motability account.

Your MOT cost is included in your Scheme lease, another great benefit that means you don't have an additional cost. This only applies to cars after they have reached three years old and is then required to be carried out every 12 months. If you extend your Motability lease you will need to have an MOT done within the last three months of your original lease end date and before you hand your vehicle back or extend the lease.

Breakdown Cover

Your Motability Scheme vehicle comes with breakdown assistance that is covered by RAC Motability Assist for the entire length of your lease period.

The cover includes vehicle recovery if something happens whilst you're out in your car, onward travel so that you're not stranded, and replacement vehicles if it is deemed that yours is not fit to drive.

Hopefully you don't ever need to use this service but if you do you can either use the myRAC App, the RAC website, or telephone 0800 73 111 73 to report a breakdown. You'll then get a confirmation call and text and regular updates on your patrol's arrival.

Vehicle Tax

Your Motability Scheme lease will also see that your vehicle tax is taken care of each year. It will be taxed for the first year when you collect it and then will be renewed annually.

However you do still have the option to pay your own tax if you would prefer to keep your disability exemption on a private vehicle. You can check with our Motability Specialist about your tax options when you enquire about your Motability car and they will make sure that it is set up for your preferences.


Similarly to a personal contract hire finance agreement, there is a mileage allowance attached to your vehicle lease agreement on the Motability scheme. If you opt to take a three year lease the mileage allowance is 60,000 miles and it is increased to 100,000 miles on a five year lease.

If you happen to drive more than that in the ease period there is a 5p per mile charge which works out as just £5 for every 100 miles.

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For full details about eligibility see our Am I Eligible page but you need to receive one of the following qualifying mobility allowance payments:

Department of Work and Pensions:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Part of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Higher Rate Mobility Part of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Social Security Scotland:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Child Disability Payment
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Adult Disability Payment

Veterans UK:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

Contact Us Today

For more information about the Motability scheme and the benefits that it offers you, please contact the relevant dealership who will then have our Motability specialist contact you directly to assist you further.