Motability introduced the New Vehicle Payment last year to help with the rising costs of getting a new vehicle on the Motability Scheme. On 1 March 2023, this payment increased to £750.
Motability, are giving you the option to send your New Vehicle Payment directly to Johnsons, to help towards the cost of your Advance Payment.
This is instead of getting the New Vehicle Payment a few weeks after you’ve picked up your new vehicle and already paid your Advance Payment.
We hope that giving you this option will make it easier for you to order your next vehicle on the Scheme.
How it works
If your Advance Payment is more than £750
If your Advance Payment is less than £750
Existing Motability Drivers
If you're an existing Motability customer you may also be entitled to a good condition payment.
What is the Good Condition Payment?
You'll get money back at the end of your lease if you return your car in good condition.
It’s a shared commitment so your car can be resold. In other words, we build a small amount of money for the Good Condition Payment (GCP) into the cost of your lease as a form of guarantee, and return it to you at the end of your lease.
Am I eligible?
It depends on the condition of your car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle
When you hand it back, your dealer will take a photo and brief description of its condition
We know that over your lease your vehicle might show signs of wear and tear, including minor dents, scratches or damage caused by wheelchairs or other mobility aids
If your vehicle shows no sign of serious damage, you should be eligible for the payment
How much will I receive?
The amount you receive depends on the length of your agreement. It’s currently £250 for a three-year lease and £350 for a five-year lease.
This follows changes made to the Good Condition Payment on 1 October 2022.
During the COVID-19 situation, customers were able to request a £600 GCP to be paid before the end of their lease.
If you received this and you’re still in the same three-year lease, you will not receive a GCP when you return your vehicle.
If your lease is for longer than three years, you'll receive the balance of this payment.
Receiving your payment
We'll automatically send the GCP to you if you’re eligible to receive it, so there's no need to contact us.
The quickest way to receive this payment is by bank transfer – just update your bank details in your Motability Scheme online account. Sign in to your account and go to 'Personal details'.
If you’ve already added your bank details, please double check these are still correct before you return your new vehicle. You can easily update these in your online account if they've changed.
Payments by bank transfer should arrive within five days of your car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle being returned. If we do not have your bank details we’ll send you a cheque instead, but this can take up to 28 days to arrive.
Looking after your car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)
There are some simple things you can do throughout your lease to make sure your car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle performs well and stays in good condition.
Servicing is included in the cost of your lease and it’s important you answer any service requests from your dealer or supplier.
In between services, you should check these regularly:
You should also:
Finally, the Servicing Your Car page details what’s included in your service and what to expect when you come to a Johnsons dealership.
Our Motability specialists will be available at any stage to assist you further.