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All You Need To Know About Mobility Cars

For people with disabilities, driving with any of the mobility cars available in the market today can be the ultimate liberating experience. Designed specifically to aid them in taking control of their disabilities, this vehicle give them more mobility and freedom to enjoy what used to hinder their actions. They can now shop for their own groceries or go on a short driving trip at the part instead of being holed up at home. A great improvement from mobility scooters, driving a mobility car allows them more safety and security while in transit. Keep in mind though that these cars cannot accommodate all physical challenges but can be designed in such a way that it answers specific needs of a driver. In the UK and other countries abroad, this type of car is often obtained through "motability" arrangement.


How Does It Work

For people with physical disability like multiple sclerosis, polio and among others, mobility cars are convenient means for them to get from one place to another especially in cases when long walks can either be debilitating or risky to their health. Once a physical disablement is thereby given to a disabled person who has a driver's license, he or she can apply for one. In the UK, requirements to avail of one are the following:

  • Medical Assessment. They must be assessed by a certified physician and given full medical abstract for use in the application. It must be stated that the patient requires transport and can operate such safely.
  • License. Unless on a lease agreement, subject driver must have a full driving license.
  • Zero Traffic Record. Person buying or leasing one must have zero driving disqualifications and convictions or any record for that matter.
  • Certifications. In the UK, requirements also include HRMC or Higher Rate Mobility Component or a WPMS (War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement).

Mobility Cars Leasing Scheme

Most common scheme in mobility cars is to lease this particular car from a reliable dealership. Like UK's motability scheme, this usually depends on subsequent mileage limit. There are also certain pre-termed conditions when leasing a mobility car such as:

  • Use of Car. It must only used by or for the benefit of the person on contract. He can be the driver or the passenger but the central revolves around the disabled person enjoying the benefit.
  • Registered Drivers. You can register household members who can drive the car if the disabled person cannot drive. However, driving activities using the car must be for the benefit of the disabled person and appointed driver must also bear no disqualifications and convictions in road traffic safety within the last five years or so.

Benefits of Mobility Cars

Mobility cars do not really differ from other car models out there in terms of appearance. These cars, however, are retrofitted with necessary mechanisms that can assist the disabled driver of his needs. From mechanical hand controls to steering aids, wheel chair and permanent swivel seats, left-foot accelerators, ancillaries remote control, pedal mechanism modifications, electronic accelerators, person hoists, stowage for wheelchairs, pedal guards, and electric handbrakes. Not only will mobility cars bring in more comfort, convenience and ease of access to a disabled driver or passenger, it also gives them a chance to enjoy life like normal people do amidst their frailties. Motability leasing schemes, on the other hand, allow more affordable options for these type of transportation arrangement. Not only is the disabled client protected with preventive maintenance, they are also given free training course to adjust safely to their vehicle.

Renault Kangoo 12L 2006 Disabled van Wheelchair Accessible Gowrings Mobility
Renault Kangoo 12L 2006 Disabled van Wheelchair Accessible Gowrings Mobility
£1,195.00
Citroen Berlingo multispace 2014 with Quingo Flyte 5 mobility scooter
Citroen Berlingo multispace 2014 with Quingo Flyte 5 mobility scooter
£8,500.00
Automatic Citroen Berlingo XTR S A Adapted Wav Wheelchair Mobility Scooter
Automatic Citroen Berlingo XTR S A Adapted Wav Wheelchair Mobility Scooter
£8,750.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE AUTO SE 6 seats
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE AUTO SE 6 seats
£14,500.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CADDY LIFE AUTOMATIC
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CADDY LIFE AUTOMATIC
£7,995.00
Automatic Wheelchair Access Peugeot Partner Tepee S E HDI S A Mobility Car
Automatic Wheelchair Access Peugeot Partner Tepee S E HDI S A Mobility Car
£7,750.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER DRIVER TRANS
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER DRIVER TRANS
£11,995.00
TGA Supersport 8MPH heavy duty mobility scooter trike
TGA Supersport 8MPH heavy duty mobility scooter trike
£1,995.00
Renault Kangoo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
Renault Kangoo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
£1,695.00
Automatic Vauxhall Combo Tour Essen Wheelchair Adapted WAV or Mobility Scooter
Automatic Vauxhall Combo Tour Essen Wheelchair Adapted WAV or Mobility Scooter
£4,800.00
Renault Kangoo Authentique wheelchair adapted accessible mobility vehicle car
Renault Kangoo Authentique wheelchair adapted accessible mobility vehicle car
£3,995.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE AUTO SWB SE
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY VOLKSWAGEN CARAVELLE AUTO SWB SE
£14,500.00
Flat doblo with mobility ramp
Flat doblo with mobility ramp
£850.00
Foldable Portable Electric Mobility Scooter Battery Power Elderly Tricycle
Foldable Portable Electric Mobility Scooter Battery Power Elderly Tricycle
£975.00
2012 12 Peugeot Expert Tepee Mobility Wheelchair Van With Ramp Air Con No VAT
2012 12 Peugeot Expert Tepee Mobility Wheelchair Van With Ramp Air Con No VAT
£4,970.00
Renault Master Mobility Wheelchair Access Vehicle Disabled WAV
Renault Master Mobility Wheelchair Access Vehicle Disabled WAV
£10,995.00
Fiat Doblo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
Fiat Doblo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
£2,795.00
FORD TOURNEO CONNECT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
FORD TOURNEO CONNECT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
£2,995.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2014 VOLKSWAGEN CADDY AUTO UP FRONT
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2014 VOLKSWAGEN CADDY AUTO UP FRONT
£9,995.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2012 RENAULT TRAFIC SL27 DCI SPORT
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2012 RENAULT TRAFIC SL27 DCI SPORT
£8,995.00
2009 Renault Kangoo Mobility Vehicle 13000 miles
2009 Renault Kangoo Mobility Vehicle 13000 miles
£3,750.00
Citroen berlingo mobility
Citroen berlingo mobility
£7,000.00
2014 14 Peugeot Boxer WAV Mobility Disabled Wheelchair Van With Ramp No VAT
2014 14 Peugeot Boxer WAV Mobility Disabled Wheelchair Van With Ramp No VAT
£9,970.00
Renault Kangoo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
Renault Kangoo WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
£2,295.00
Renault Kangoo ex mobility vehicle with ramp
Renault Kangoo ex mobility vehicle with ramp
£2,750.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2012 VAUXHALL VIVARO LWB 7 SEATS 41k
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2012 VAUXHALL VIVARO LWB 7 SEATS 41k
£11,995.00
Renault Kangoo AUTOMATIC UPFRONT DRIVER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled
Renault Kangoo AUTOMATIC UPFRONT DRIVER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled
£3,495.00
FIAT MULTIPLA UPFRONT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
FIAT MULTIPLA UPFRONT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE mobility disabled ramp wav
£2,995.00
Fiat Doblo Mylife Mobility Vehicle
Fiat Doblo Mylife Mobility Vehicle
£5,995.00
VW Caravelle executive WAV Mobility vehicle 1 owner FSH 6 seats
VW Caravelle executive WAV Mobility vehicle 1 owner FSH 6 seats
£10,875.00
GoGo 4mph Mobility Scooter
GoGo 4mph Mobility Scooter
£135.00
Nissan Elgrand Auto with only 35000 miles comes with mobility scooter disability
Nissan Elgrand Auto with only 35000 miles comes with mobility scooter disability
£9,995.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2007 KIA SEDONA GS CRDI RAMP FSH
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2007 KIA SEDONA GS CRDI RAMP FSH
£3,995.00
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2011 KIA SEDONA 2 22 CRDI RAMP FSH
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WAV DISABLED MOBILITY 2011 KIA SEDONA 2 22 CRDI RAMP FSH
£7,995.00
2014 14 Citroen Berlingo 16 Multispace XTR Wheelchair Vehicle Mobility Car
2014 14 Citroen Berlingo 16 Multispace XTR Wheelchair Vehicle Mobility Car
£9,950.00
Peugeot Partner 16HDi Tepee S WHEELCHAIR ACCESS DISABLED MOBILITY CAR FSH
Peugeot Partner 16HDi Tepee S WHEELCHAIR ACCESS DISABLED MOBILITY CAR FSH
£7,750.00
SHOPRIDER MOBILITY FOUR WHEEL SCOOTER
SHOPRIDER MOBILITY FOUR WHEEL SCOOTER
£1,250.00
SHOPRIDER ROMA MOBILITY SCOOTER
SHOPRIDER ROMA MOBILITY SCOOTER
£695.00
Mobility scooter Road Knight Maxi
Mobility scooter Road Knight Maxi
£400.00
Renault Kangoo 12 16v 75 Authentique WHEEL CHAIR SCOOTER Mobility car
Renault Kangoo 12 16v 75 Authentique WHEEL CHAIR SCOOTER Mobility car
£3,695.00

Tips in Choosing

There are a lot of considerations to take when you decide to buy or lease any of the mobility cars on the market. From wheelchair space, seat height, legroom, grab handles, and other adaptive aids, choosing one must be carefully assessed to ensure safety on the road and comfort to the disabled driver. There are independent sites which offer car measurement guides for those who plan to buy one. These guides provide accurate measurements as well as insights on adaptive mobility equipment which you might rely on. From air conditioning to steering and speed adaptations, gear box, storage space, chair swiveling mechanism, and so on, taking a car for a spin before buying would definitely make a wise investment.

Dealership on Leasing Agreement

When deciding to lease mobility cars, you might want to check out "motability" websites to help steer you to an accredited one nearest your area. The UK has thousands of motability-approved dealerships making it easier to find one. Carefully choose at least two or three dealers and do comprehensive analysis on what each can offer. If you must, look for a dealer that can provide you with transportation to-and-fro its showroom. Client-centric ones often offer the best deals in the market. Choose a car brand not for its aesthetic appearance but rather on its adaptability mechanism to satisfy your needs.

Indeed, mobility cars are important in this day and age to disabled individuals who wish to enjoy life on the road. This gives them the joy of exercising their independence amidst the disability they have to contend with day after day. Whether you buy or lease, choosing the best one that justifies your needs must be carefully planned.