Q: How does Ford Motability work?
A: You exchange your mobility allowance for a lease on a brand new Ford. After choosing the model you want, the payments are taken from your mobility allowance every four weeks. Some cars cost less than your allowance, meaning you keep the difference. More expensive models may need a one-off Advance Payment. You can nominate someone to drive on for you, or you can get a Ford Motability car on behalf of someone under 17. The scheme gives those with reduced mobility a way to keep their freedom.
Q: What’s included with Ford Motability?
A: With Pentagon Motability, you get:
- A new Ford car
- Fully comprehensive insurance
- Up to two named drivers
- Full RAC breakdown cover
- Road tax
- Servicing and maintenance
- Tyre and windscreen replacements
- Some free adaptations
Q: What’s the mileage allowance on a Ford Motability car?
A: You get a total allowance of 60,000 miles on a three-year lease or 100,000 miles for a five-year lease. Anything over is charged 5p per mile. If you’ve done under 15,000 miles at the end of your lease, you may be able to extend your agreement for one or two years with a yearly mileage allowance of 20,000.
Q: What Ford cars care available on the scheme and how much will they cost me?
A: Find the full list of the Ford Motability cars available here. Models change every three months. The prices vary model to model. With cheaper leases you might get part of your mobility allowance back. More expensive models require an advance payment.
Q: Can I buy my Ford Motability car when the agreement is over?
A: No, you can’t buy your car. But you do have three options when your agreement comes to an end. You can:
- Choose another Ford car to lease for three years.
- Extend your current lease - only available in the last three months of your agreement.
- Give your car back to restore your mobility allowance.
Q: How much is the Motability good condition bonus?
A: You can receive up to £600 if you give your Ford Motability car back in good condition after a three-year agreement. If you maintain the car properly, including paintwork, interior tyres etc., you’ll get a cheque in the post.
Q: Can I use my relative’s Ford Motability car for work?
A: Only people who are nominated are able to drive the car, as long as it’s for the sole benefit of the claimant. For example, you could go to the shops, pick up medication or carry out other daily tasks for them.
Q: How long does it take to get a Ford Motability car?
A: Lead time varies for every model. One we’ve finalised your application together, we’ll let you know how many weeks until your new Ford car is delivered. If you already have a Ford on Motability, you won’t get your new model until the end of your current agreement.
Q: Can I change my Ford car on Motability early?
A: If you need to change your model early, you need a valid reason. To do so, cancel your current lease and apply for another. There’s a £250 admin fee for changing models and you give up your good condition bonus as well. If you cancel your agreement more than three times in seven years, your future eligibility for the scheme may be affected.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment to speak to someone about Motability?
A: We've have a team of Motability specialsits at our Pentagon dealerships. You can give us a ring on 0333 222 0424 for a quick chat, visit your local Ford dealership or book in for a video chat appointment. We're more than happy to run through any parts of the scheme with you.