Disabled motorists can now make use of an updated Car Search tool at motability.co.uk to search through the 2,000 makes and models available on the Scheme. Motability worked closely with disability technology charity AbilityNet, to ensure the tool is fully accessible.
In response to user feedback, the new Car Search tool features a combined vehicle and accessibility search with improved options to narrow down the search. The Car Search tool is also now available as a quick search on the homepage – making it easier for users to access it straight away.
New ‘results’ pages and ‘car details’ pages help to make it easier to browse and users can now save, print and email a search without logging in. The Car Search tool is also accessible for the first time from mobile devices.
Evaluating options is also easier with the chance to compare up to four models side by side, to see at a glance what each model offers, and with helpful reviews from WhatCar?, users can also get a flavour of each car’s key features.
Mike Betts, chief executive, Motability Operations, explains: “The Car Search tool on the Motability website is used by more than 80% of our visitors so it is crucial that it is as easy to use and as useful as possible. We have worked hard to ensure that a wide range of cars are available to lease through the Scheme so that our customers can find the vehicle that‘s right for them. And now searching for it is even easier.”
Anyone who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement can exchange the weekly payment to lease a new car through Motability. Insurance, servicing, RAC breakdown assistance and replacement tyres are included in the cost of the lease.
Please visit motability.co.uk for more information on Motability, or call 0800 093 1000.