What Motability and Vospers can do for you.

1. Which type of car suits your needs?

The first thing you should think about is what you need from a car. What are the things you
are going to be doing and what type of car best meets those needs?

Here are some questions to consider as a starting point before your visit to Vospers:

  • How many people are going to travel in it regularly?
  • Will you be doing a lot of motorway driving?
  • Do you live in a busy town or city?
  • How much boot space do you need?
  • Is parking a problem?
  • Are you able to change gear easily?
  • If you have a mobility aid, will it fit easily into the car?
  • Do you need to take your scooter or wheelchair with you?

For instance, if the car’s mainly used for short journeys, a small city car would probably suit you. If you have a big family you may want to consider a large family car or MPV. If you find it difficult to change gear easily, an automatic might be a good choice.

You’ll also need to think about travelling in the car day to day. Small changes in type, model or specification can have a big impact on your comfort or the car’s suitability. For example, seat height, door opening angle and positioning of the seat belts can all make a big difference. A good place to start is to think about your current car, if you have one, and decide what you like and dislike about it.

Which type of car will be right for you?

Once you’ve worked out what you’ll be using the car for, have a look at the different styles of car. You can see all the cars listed by type, with a short description of what each category means e.g. hatchback, MPVs, 4x4, etc.


2. Affordability

Above all, Vospers and Motability aims to make leasing a brand new car affordable. So once you have decided what sort of car would suit you best, you need to know which ones are within your budget.

Choose a car to suit your budget

At Vospers, there’s a wide selection of cars to choose from, suiting all needs and budgets. Use our Advance Payment Tool to find out what's best for your budget.

Choose to pay a little extra

You can increase your choice of cars even further by topping up your allowance with an upfront payment, or what we call an ‘Advance Payment’. This covers the difference between your allowance and the total cost of the lease over the course of your agreement.

Keeping fuel costs down

Don’t forget that your lease includes everything, except fuel, to provide you with worry-free motoring, so you will need to take into account the car’s fuel costs. To keep the running costs down you may want to consider a more fuel efficient engine.

Other factors such as the physical size of the car, the type of driving you do and even having air conditioning can affect its fuel consumption.

Trade-in your old car

If you are new to Motability, you can trade-in your privately owned car to help finance the Advance Payment of your new car.


3. Test drive

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

A test drive is the only way to find out properly whether a car is right for you and Vospers will be more than happy to arrange this. Even if you choose a car similar to the one you drive now, you may well discover that the manufacturer has made a number of changes and alterations to the
latest model, so it is advisable to take a test drive to make sure you are still happy with your choice. There are three parts to a successful test drive:

  1. Ins and outs: Take time to check you are happy about getting in and out of the vehicle.
  2. Dealer demonstration: Ask the salesperson to show you around the vehicle and explain all the features.
  3. On the road: Take the car out on the road with the salesperson. Check how comfortable it is to drive, or travel in, and how easy it is to park. Take your time on your drive and remember that the final decision is always yours. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the delivery times will differ for different makes and models.

Vospers will let you know what the expected delivery time might be.

Test driving automatics, adapted cars and WAVs

If you want to test drive an automatic car you will need to arrange this when you call Vospers as there are often less of these models available on site. To try out adaptations, please call your local Vospers to discuss your requirements. Meanwhile, if you are opting for a WAV, specialist WAV converters will travel to your home to help make this easier.

A checklist to mark each feature of the car you test drive:

  1. Getting in and out
  2. Opening and closing the door
  3. Seat height and adjustment
  4. Headroom
  5. Reaching for the seatbelt
  6. Visibility
  7. Driving around town
  8. Options fitted as standard
  9. Comfort of ride
  10. Reversing
  11. Parking
  12. Boot space
  13. Loading the boot

Please complete our enquiry form if you have any have any questions, and to book a test drive.

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