Are you a Motability Scheme customer looking to embark on an exciting overseas adventure? The world is your oyster, and with a bit of planning and preparation, you can take your Motability vehicle beyond UK borders and explore new horizons. From pristine Alpine roads to charming coastal routes, the possibilities are endless. Let us walk you through the process of driving your Motability vehicle abroad, ensuring a smooth and memorable journey.
Before you set off on your international adventure, make sure you have the necessary documents to avoid any unexpected roadblocks along the way. Here's what you'll typically need:
The Motability Scheme allows you to take your car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) to a country within the European Union (EU) and to Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, for up to 90 days in total within a 12-month period.
This flexible policy gives you the freedom to explore various destinations at your own pace. Just remember to keep track of your days to ensure you don't exceed the 90-day limit.
Get in touch with the Motability Scheme team if you want longer than 90 days, as you will need to get written permission from them. Allow a minimum of 21 days before you're planning on travelling, to get in touch.
If something occurs whilst overseas that means you need to extend your stay, you must contact the Motability Scheme team as soon as you can.
Before hitting the road, it's wise to do some research about your destination and its driving regulations. Here are a few key points to consider:
Driving your Motability Scheme vehicle abroad can open up a world of possibilities, allowing you to explore new destinations in the comfort and familiarity of your own vehicle. By following the guidelines outlined above, you can embark on an unforgettable journey filled with new experiences and cherished memories. Safe travels!
The information provided in this article should not be considered legal advice. Verify the specific requirements of your destination country and consult with the Motability team before travelling.