Available at FG Barnes Group

Established in 1978, the motability scheme has helped over 4 million people by exchanging their motability allowance for a leased car, scooter or powered wheelchair. It's the success of the scheme which has made the FG Barnes Group proud partners.

If you qualify for the scheme then there are numerous benefits to joining, which include;

  • A brand new car, powered wheelchair or scooter every three years, or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle ( WAV ) every five years.
  • Insurance, servicing and maintenance
  • Full breakdown assistance
  • Annual vehicle tax
  • Replacement tyres
  • Windscreen repair or replacement
  • 60,000 mileage allowance based spread over 3 years.
  • Many adaptations at no extra cost
  • Three named drivers for your car

If you would like to discuss any of this with our Motability specialists then please call any of the FG Barnes showrooms and our specialists will be happy to help. All of our showrooms have wheelchair access as well as Disabled Parking areas.

How does Motability work?

The main aim of the Motability scheme is to ensure disabled people are still able to be mobile by exchanging their motability allowance in return for a leased car, scooter or powered wheelchair. To ensure you are eligible for the motability scheme you need to receive any of the following mobility allowances and you must have at least 12 months reward length remaining;

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

If you fit the criteria above then the next step is to choose the car which is most suitable for you. Should adaptations be required to the vehicle of your choice then our staff will be more than happy to help and make sure these changes are made.

The next step is to arrange the lease of your chosen vehicle, otherwise known as Contract Hire. The Motability Scheme Contract Hire allows you to lease your vehicle for a three-year period at a fixed rate. As you do not technically own the vehicle, there's no need to worry about the stress of reselling, and no unexpected bills are faced. When your contract expires, simply hand it back to us and choose another brand-new car of your choice. This doesn't have to be the same brand, the choice is entirely up to you.

If you select a vehicle with 'nil advanced payment', your mobility allowance is assigned to Motability who will cover any upfront bills on your behalf. Motability offers not requiring an initial payment are available, but if payments are necessary, they are easily paid directly to us as a single fee. After choosing your vehicle and agreeing to the leasing terms, we will process the order on your behalf. Motability will then send you an acceptance letter containing your Personal Identification Number (which you will need when collecting your vehicle) and we'll get to work arranging your new car.


It is not an issue if you require adaptations to your vehicle. As part of the FG Barnes Group, we have a range of contacts in a number of established adaptation partners that can provide you with professional advice on how your vehicle can be adapted to meet your specific requirements. Before you select your vehicle, we recommend that you visit an independent Motability Assessment centre where the specialists will be able to advise you on which vehicles and adaptations are best suited for you.

You have a number of different adaptation options to choose from, with many coming at no extra cost. The range includes;

  • Assisted Steering
  • Foot Steering systems
  • Accelerator and brake hand controls
  • Handbrakes moved to the right hand side
  • Rotating seats
  • Adapted mirrors
  • Wheelchair ramps, tail lifts and hoists
  • People lifts

Our Motability Brands

As part of the FG Barnes Group, the majority of the brands are available. Each brand has a range of offers available through the scheme which are all regularly updated, with an array of offers starting from NIL advance payment. You can view our Motability offers by clicking on one of the franchises below.

Our brands A family-owned business, with a tradition of excellence established from over 100 years of trading, we are proud partners of the Motability scheme