Charles Hurst is your local authorised dealer of Motability cars in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
As a Motability Premier Partner, the network of Charles Hurst dealerships has a fully trained team at each of their on-site Motability Centres, and we’re ready and waiting to help you select a brand new Motability Scheme car. We have recently been voted number one in a Motability satisfaction survey.
Since 1977, the Motability charity has been working in partnership with manufacturers to provide the Motability Scheme, a nationwide initiative that gives disabled motorists easier access to a car, scooter, or electric wheelchair through a lease arrangement.
The scheme is government approved and funded, and supported by many world-renowned motoring brands – Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, and Skoda, to name just a few.
If you (or a family member or friend) currently receive either the Higher Mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement, and you have at least 12 months of remaining benefit, then you’re eligible to choose a brand new car through the Motability Scheme. If your benefit is not renewed during the lease period on your chosen model, then you will have to return it when your allowance ends. It’s also possible to apply on the behalf of a child aged three or older, as long as they are entitled to the Higher Mobility component of the DLA. There are no medical assessments for the scheme, and you can choose a vehicle straight away without being placed on a waiting list.
All vehicles are provided fully taxed and insured, and every manufacturer and dealer will offer you a reassuringly high level of cover. To guarantee that your Motability Scheme car is perfect for you, the majority of adaptations can be made to the model at no extra charge. You can also name up to two drivers for your chosen car for free – another person nominated can drive the car if you don’t want to or are unable to.
Whilst you remain on the scheme, you’re guaranteed a brand new car every three years or a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) every five years, full breakdown assistance, and free repairs for your windscreen and tyres.
A wide number of brands are involved with the Motability charity and provide a selection of their vehicles through the scheme. Altogether, the Motability Scheme gives drivers the choice of around 2,000 quality cars, which they can view, take for a test drive and collect at their nearest approved dealership.
We provide Motability models from 10 of the manufacturers that we represent at Charles Hurst – from Hyundai and Kia to Nissan and Toyota.
In most cases, you can use the eligible portion of your benefit to pay for a Motability Scheme car. Hundreds of models are available at a price that’s no more than your weekly allowance, and many cost even less. You can either call your local dealership or the Motability Customer Service centre to discuss which car will best suit your needs and your budget.
If you require a vehicle that’s a little more expensive, or one that is more specifically tailored to your driving needs, then you may need to make a one-off payment first. When searching for a Motability Scheme car, you can specify whether you’re happy to make an advance payment or not. Drivers who need a car that is only available with an advance payment can often get financial help with meeting this payment.
To ensure that all disabled drivers have quick and easy access to an adaptable vehicle, the Motability Scheme is supported by franchised dealerships across the country. Charles Hurst has been voted no.1 out of all the major UK dealer groups in a Motability customer satisfaction survey so you can be sure you are getting the best help in choosing the right car for you. As a Motability Premier Partner each of our showrooms have fully trained sales staff on hand waiting to assist in any way they can.
Many of our Motability vehicles do not require any advance payment and packages include full breakdown cover, insurance and after sales costs. • Brand new car every 3 years • Insurance and Personal Accident Cover • Road Tax included • Servicing, maintenance and repairs included • Breakdown assistance from RAC.
Charles Hurst Limited - Registered Office: 62 Boucher Road, Balmoral, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT12 6LR
Registered in Northern Ireland Number NI 4882
Charles Hurst Motors Limited - Registered Office: 62 Boucher Road, Balmoral, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT12 6LR
Registered in Northern Ireland Number NI 25262
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