Marshall SEAT Motability at Marshall SEAT Braintree, Cambridge & Leicester



Through the Motability scheme, people with mobility difficulties can drive a new SEAT for three years with up to 60,000 miles.

Marshall SEAT proudly champions the scheme and we can help you through the whole process of getting the car you want. With a series of competitive deals on offer, usually significantly reducing the price of the advance payment, you could secure a more luxurious model.

SEAT cars are an ideal brand for Motability purposes thanks to their spacious interior and comfortable seating position. It means they can be easily adapted in a variety of different ways, including stowage, driving and access alterations – most of which come at no extra cost. We’ll take care of these details for you, so you can leave the showroom in your new car feeling satisfied and stress-free.

Whether you are looking for a practical hatchback like the Ibiza or a robust SUV, there’s a SEAT on the scheme to suit you.

Lots of maintenance costs are included to take the hassle out of driving and ensure the greatest independence for disabled drivers. These include the road tax, accident and breakdown cover and insurance for up to two named drivers. You don’t even have to worry about servicing or tyre and windscreen replacements – all of these are built-in.

To get started with a Motability SEAT, visit us to browse the cars or get in touch in advance to make an appointment. You can either call us or submit an online enquiry form.

Get on the road with SEAT Motability and easymove.

Meet SEAT Motability

We can get you into your very own, brand new SEAT. No hassles. SEAT Motability helps people with a wide range of disabilities, drive away their very own SEAT. And the great news is, you don’t even have to get behind the wheel. We’ll add two named drivers to do all that for you. Welcome to a little more independence.

Join us

The spirit of adventure and joy of exploration infuse everything we do at SEAT. So we work tirelessly to bring you a mix of great design, outstanding reliability and award-winning levels of safety across our range. You could even make adaptations to your car, to make it just right for you.

Designed for freedom

We’ve designed SEAT Motability to make it as easy as possible to get you on the road. The Motability Specialist at your local Marshall SEAT dealer will show you how you can get:

  • A new SEAT every three years
  • Insurance for two named drivers
  • Servicing with your SEAT dealer
  • Full RAC breakdown cover
  • Drop in and start the journey together.



Placing an Order at Marshall SEAT

What to bring to your Marshall Appointment

You will need to bring the following items with you when placing your order:

  • Certificate of entitlement for your award from either the DWP or Veterans UK (the award letter stating which allowance you have been awarded and the duration)
  • Proof of address (e.g. recent utility bill or bank statement)
  • Driving licenses for all named drivers and details of any previous accidents or driving convictions.

PLANNING DEALER VISIT​



Taking a test drive at Marshall

Once you’ve worked out what type of car you want and have looked at the available options, it’s very important that you take a few different cars out for a test drive.

Test drive tips for cars

  • Test drive more than one vehicle
  • Involve the people that you travel with. If you wish to nominate a driver, they should come with you and test drive the car too
  • Try out the vehicle where you will use it
  • Take your luggage, equipment or mobility aids with you
  • Practise loading and unloading
  • Try parking and reversing
  • Drive on different types of road and try different manoeuvres such as reverse parking to ensure that the car’s performance is what you expect and that you can see from all angles
  • Check that you are comfortable doing a hill start in the car
  • Consider fuel costs based on the mpg of the car

TEST DRIVE CHECKLIST​



Vehicle measurements

If you have specific access or stowage requirements from a car, the following measurements can help you narrow down your choice of cars.

Getting in and out

Measurements such as door opening angle, door width, door sill height to ground, and door sill height to the floor of the car can help you work out how easily you will be able to get in the vehicle.

Travelling in the vehicle

Measurements such as seated headroom can help you find a car that has the right amount of space when travelling in the vehicle. If you need a high seat or will be transferring from a wheelchair, you may find the seat height measurement useful.

Stowage

If you need to carry mobility aids or equipment, it’s vital to check that they will fit. The length of the boot with the back seats up will help you work this out.

Getting in and out - door opening angle​

The door opening angle takes into account things like door pockets that may reduce the space you have to get in and out. This measurement represents the minimum space you would have.

Getting in and out - door width

This refers to the width of the door from the back of the seat to the front door pillar, this will help you calculate the space to get in and out of the vehicle.

Getting in and out - door sill height to ground​

Measured from the top of the sill to the ground (this will differ if you are parked by a kerb) and will help you work out the distance you need to step over to get into the car.

Getting in and out - door sill height to floor of car​

This is the distance between the top of the sill of the car to the floor inside the car, this will help you calculate the distance you need to step over to get into the car.

Travelling in the vehicle - seated headroom​

This measurement is the distance from the centre of the seat to the inside roof of the car.

Travelling in the vehicle - seat height​

Measured from the highest part of the driver’s seat, this is the vertical distance to the ground. The measurement will differ if parked against a kerb.

Stowage - car boot length​

This is the length of the boot floor at its longest point from the back to the front allowing you to work out if the boot is large enough for any equipment you travel with.



Our Motability Specialists

It doesn’t get much more exciting than choosing a new car and we’re here to help every step of the way. Specially trained experts are on hand, to help you choose the model that is right for your mobility requirements. Plus, we have wheelchair access and disabled parking bays.

Fuel Economy

We know that more journeys in your car can mean higher running costs. So as well as efficient space, you’ll find our cars have efficient engines too. With impressive fuel economy, a new Hyundai will put a smile on your face and could save you money at the same time.

Flexibility

Carrying extra passengers and equipment demands more space. That’s why we cleverly design all our cars to make the most out of their size, which often results in class-leading interior space. This means there’s ample headroom, legroom and plenty of storage space.

Comfort

Sit inside any Hyundai and you'll feel the quality of the materials, with each interior designed to offer optimum comfort and refinement. We've carefully engineered every last detail to make your journeys effortless, from ease of access, to multi-adjustable driving positions for improved road visibility.



Order Process

1. Choose your vehicle, view our range of cars on the scheme and view Advance Payments.
2. Book Test Drive.
3. Visit Dealership : Placing the Application.
Please bring the following documents to the dealership
i. Both parts of your driving licence if you are going to drive
ii. Certificate of entitlement from either the department for work and pensions (DWP) or the service personnel and veterans agency
iii. Proof of address (recent utility bill or bank statement)
iv. Nominated drivers’ license and consent for their details to be checked by DVLA
v. Details of any previous accidents and driving convictions that you or your nominated driver holds.
4. Collect your car.
a. Complete signed agreement between yourself and Motability Operations
b. Pay Advance Payment if applicable.



How it works

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their Government funded mobility allowance .

If you receive either:

  • The Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA) or
  • The Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) or
  • The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or
  • The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

... you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

For more information and to understand our Motability Offers in more detail call us:

- MARSHALL SEAT BRAINTREE

- 01376 767043

- MARSHALL SEAT CAMBRIDGE

- 01223 663234

- MARSHALL SEAT LEICESTER

- 01162 149460



Allowances used on the Scheme

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following disability benefits:

Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)

This allowance is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and can be used to cover the cost of a Motability lease agreement.

To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months’ award length of the HRMC remaining.


War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

This allowance is provided by Veterans UK and can be used to cover the cost of a Motability lease agreement. 


Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)

As part of its welfare reform programme, the Government has started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. The Motability Scheme will work with PIP in the same way as is it does with DLA.


Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

A new allowance called Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) was introduced as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Those who receive this allowance will be eligible to join the Motability Scheme. For more information, visit Veterans UK website.

The Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability.