The Government has started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64 with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This process began in April 2013 and is expected to be complete by 2019. If you are currently receiving DLA, you don’t need to do anything until the Government writes to you.
Currently, if you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you are eligible to join the Motability Scheme.
Parents or guardians can order a car on behalf of a child who is receiving any of the allowances listed above. You can still lease a car even if you do not drive you can simply nominate two friends, relatives or carers to drive the car instead.
To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months award length remaining. Only the Higher Rate Mobility Component is used; the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability. Only one nominated driver under-21 is permitted. This can be the applicant or another driver who lives at their address. Drivers under the age of 25 can only drive cars in the lower ABI insurance groups and with a brake horsepower rating of 115BHP or less.
Any proposed drivers with certain convictions, disqualifications or endorsements within the last five years will not be allowed to apply. If you decide to leave Motability at a later stage, you can request a letter confirming your claims history to take to your new insurer.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
The Vindis Group is delighted to launch its new online buying platform; providing you with an exciting and innovative digital experience and giving you genuine real-time buy-it-now ability across all new and used vehicles; with all our stock vehicles (and factory orders) available to buy online and from the comfort of your own home.
Our vehicle search function now provides the facility to search across all brands simultaneously, or to refine your search based on make, model, overall cash price or monthly payment. And once you’ve found your perfect vehicle, you can enquire on it, reserve it or even go through our brand new online purchase process - covering everything from part-exchange valuation to finance quotation - allowing you the full freedom and transparency of buying from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t worry, if you don’t feel comfortable purchasing online, or if you stop at any point in the journey, we can pick it up with you and help to guide you in whichever way you wish; either remotely through our digital sales team, or in any one of our Vindis Group retailers.
With major new leaps in technology can always come some challenges, and as this is a very new platform (for both Vindis and the industry) we would really appreciate your feedback (and occasionally patience) whilst we go though a short-term process of ironing out any issues with this BETA version.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy your online journey.
Transparent Pricing – Hassle Free – Instant Purchasing – Home Delivery