smart South Wales Motability Offers

Eligibility

smart is proud to support Motability – a national charity dedicated to helping disabled people become more mobile.

Under the Motability Scheme you can exchange your government funded mobility allowance for a brand new smart. So if you receive any of the following you are eligible to apply –

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

Since the scheme began in 1978, Motability has helped millions of disabled people with their mobility needs.

Scheme Benefits

The Motability scheme benefits include:

  • A new smart every 3 years
  • Insurance, servicing and maintenance
  • Full breakdown assistance
  • You don't have to drive - you can nominate up to two other drivers and pay a little extra for a third
  • Replacement tyres and repair or replacement windscreen
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 years
  • Many adaptations at no extra cost
  • Annual tax

Adaptations

Adaptations are devices that can be fitted to a vehicle to help make many aspects of your travelling experience safer or more comfortable. Some of the most popular adaptations are listed below

Electronic accelerators.

If you have limited mobility in your legs or are unable to use hand controls, an electronic accelerator may help. This enables you to accelerate by pressing on a ring either above or below the steering wheel or by pulling on a trigger device. Electronic accelerators require less effort than push/pull hand controls and all come with a hand operated push brake.

Pedal modifications.

If you have difficulty reaching the pedals when driving, you could opt to have the pedals extended. Modifying the pedals of your car could bring them closer to your driving seat, allowing you to drive more comfortably while controlling the car with ease.

Mechanical hand controls.

If you find using standard pedals for braking or acceleration difficult, you may be better off using a hand control, such as a push/pull device. This popular adaptation allows you to control the speed of the car with your hand by pulling a lever (to accelerate) or pushing it (to brake). There are various hand controls available from different manufacturers, ranging from basic push/pull systems to electronic air or compression systems.

Remote control.

If you have limited movement in your upper body, you could benefit from remote control devices. These controls allow for basic car functions, such as the horn, windscreen wipers and lights, to be operated by a single control pad mounted on the steering wheel, making it safer and more comfortable to drive.

Steering aids.

If you have difficulty holding or turning a standard steering wheel, there are a number of solutions which may help. For example, steering wheel balls can be fitted to allow you to have more control when steering the car. You simply hold the ball, making sure your hand is comfortable, and use it to turn the steering wheel in the direction you need. If you’re having hand controls fitted, then it is often essential to have a steering wheel ball to enable you to steer the car with one hand while operating any hand controls with the other.

Who pays for the adaptations to be fitted?

If the adaptations are arranged at the start of a new agreement through the Motability Managed Adaptations Programme, the cost of fitting is included in the price quoted. Many of our most popular adaptations are supplied and fitted at no extra cost when arranged at the same time as ordering your car.

If you need to fit adaptations to your car during your lease, or you want to arrange the adaptations yourself, you must use a Motability Adaptations Partner and pay the cost of the adaptations directly to them.

Offers

smart: Motability Advance Payments

smart fortwo

smart fortwo
Advance Payment from £0

smart fortwo prime sport

smart fortwo prime sport
Advance Payment from £149

smart forfour

smart forfour
Advance Payment from £0

Meet the team

Each of our 2 sites has an experienced Motability Specialist to provide you a with a unique personal service and step-by-step guidance, enabling you to find the right car to cater for your specific needs.

smart of Cardiff

Rob Harding

T – 029 2054 2400
E – rob.harding@sinclairgroup.co.uk

smart of Swansea

Rob Cameron

T – 01792 479400
E - r.cameron@sinclairgroup.co.uk

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