What Is The Motability Scheme Online Account?
You probably know that the Motability Scheme is an established way for people with a disability to get mobile. This is done by exchanging a qualifying mobility allowance to lease a brand new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, powered wheelchair or scooter.
Overseen by Motability, a registered charity in the UK, it’s a tried and tested scheme that’s provided more than 4.5 million life-changing vehicles since July 1978. A new feature, the Motability online account, now makes the Motability Scheme even better for vehicle lease customers.
From April 2021, Motability became even more ‘user friendly’ with the introduction of the Motability Scheme online account. To quote Motability, ‘The Motability Scheme online account is a new way to flexibly manage your lease and have more control in keeping your information up to date. Having an account means you can easily edit your personal details, view important Scheme documents and find the contact details for your managing dealership.’
That’s the charity’s top-level pitch. In practice, benefits for Motability Scheme members come down to convenience and peace of mind from straightforward management of personal information, fuss-free access to Motability Scheme documentation and easy contact with the dealership.
The Benefits In More Detail
At the time of writing, Motability were promoting five key benefits from having an online account. And there’s a strong hint that more new features will enhance the value of this service in future.
- Monitor progress of new Scheme applications and view details online. Motability put great store in the fact that the online account allows applicants to start their application from the comfort of their home – an obvious benefit being reduction in time spent at a dealership. For existing Motability customers, a ‘New Car Application’ section simplifies updating personal details and allowance information.
- View the all-important personal identification number (PIN) that’s the ‘key’ to collecting a new Motability vehicle.
- Securely view and edit personal details online.
- Easily view lease dates and important Scheme documents related to a car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.
- Find contact details for your managing dealership.
Once you’ve set up your account, if you also add your bank details any future payments from Motability that you might be entitled to, such as the Good Condition Bonus, will be automatically be sent to you by bank transfer.
Your Motability Managing Dealer
Everyone joining the Motability Scheme is allocated to a dealership that’s assigned as their ‘managing dealer’. They’re your key contact ‘on the ground’ for vehicle-related matters such as servicing, warranty work and MOTs, so being able to find the right dealership contact details quickly is essential. From a trained and qualified scheme specialist to the right aftersales team member, having an online account makes it easier than ever to reach the contact you need at your dealership.
Whether it’s a car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, taking delivery of your new ‘wheels’ is always a time of excitement and anticipation as the big day draws nearer. First there’s the basic vehicle selection process itself, and then the choice of specification and extras. And then, as the day of handover gets closer, there’s the excited anticipation of the new vehicle and how it will change your life – magnified many times over if this is a life-changing Motability car. Having access to an easy-to-organise online account only makes everything simpler and more convenient. Here’s how to apply for the Motability Scheme online account.
How Do I Apply For A Motability Online Account?
The Motability Scheme online account system is now open to car and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle customers.
According to Motability, ‘it only takes a few minutes to sign up’. Once that’s done, the range of useful benefits are available to you straight away. As Motability claim, having the online account will make it a lot easier to look after your vehicle lease. In turn, that should mean less time spent doing administration for your lease and more time to enjoy your car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Best of all, to create a new online account, applicants only need to provide basic personal information, including a national insurance number and their date of birth.
So, there you have it, the latest feature of the Motability Scheme, the new online account for Motability Scheme customers. Applying for and looking after a new Motability car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle will inevitably involve some administrative work, but this new and exciting development helps to make getting and managing your Motability vehicle easier than ever before.