Did you know if you were lease extended during lockdown you can order your next car now?

You might be aware that we’ve been automatically extending some leases for six months’ due to the COVID-19 situation. But did you know that if your lease was extended, you are free to order a new car at any point during the extension? You don’t have to wait, and in fact, due to the current pressures in the motoring industry we recommend you start your search now.

Social distancing and disrupted supply chains for manufacturers mean factories are producing fewer cars than usual and this could mean a shortage of some makes and models in the near future. It’s possible that deliveries of some new cars may be delayed, others may simply not be available for the foreseeable future. And prices of other cars may, sadly, have to rise and this is likely to continue over the coming months.

Why car prices are rising – and how the Motability Scheme is keeping them affordable

Despite the many challenges, our current price list (valid until 30 September 2020) still includes 500 cars with an Advance Payment of less than £500, around 300 cars with no Advance Payment and a further 100 cars available for less than your higher rate mobility allowance.

Latest prices for the Motability Scheme

We are working hard with manufacturers to keep prices as low as possible from 1 October 2020, but given the pressures, this is likely to be challenging. However our price guarantee means that the Advance Payment of the car on the date you place your order is the price you will pay, even if it changes while you are waiting for the delivery of your car.

Visiting a dealership

We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about visiting a dealership and placing an order at this time, but please be reassured that our dealers will do all they can to create a COVID-19 safe environment for you.

To ensure dealerships can comply with social distancing, you must make an appointment to see the Motability Scheme specialist so that they can dedicate enough time to help you find the right car. Appointments are likely to be limited so please contact your dealership as soon as possible to arrange a suitable date and time.

Test drives are available and are still the best way to make sure the car is right for you. Your dealer will be able to explain the safety measures they have put in place to make test drives possible when you are arranging your appointment. You can also watch our video which shows what you can expect when visiting a dealership during COVID-19. 

The global new car market is challenging, and is likely to remain so in the near future as car manufacturers factories slowly get back up to speed. Rest assured, we are doing everything possible, working with manufacturers to minimise delays whilst continuing to provide a wide choice of affordable cars.

Start your search

There are around 2,000 vehicles currently available through the Motability Scheme. Our car search tool allows you to filter by a host of options including price, brand and fuel type to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, you can find the address and contact details for your nearest showroom using our Find a Dealer tool.

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