Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs Motability Northern Ireland

The Motability Scheme can provide eligible people with a small, medium or large scooter, or a powered wheelchair. The Motability three-year lease includes extra peace of mind with worry-free servicing, repairs and insurance. We are accredited on the scheme in Northern Ireland only.

Request a Motability scheme information pack here

Click here to see the range and current monthly lease costs of Mobility Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs on the Scheme


Anyone receiving one of these benefits should be eligible to join the Motability Scheme

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – Higher Rate Mobility Component
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – Enhanced Rate Mobility Component
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Part of your mobility allowance will be transferred to Motability, to cover the cost of your lease payments, with the balance continuing to be paid directly to you by the Department for Work & Pensions.

Benefits to you

If you are interested in a scooter or powered wheelchair, all this is included in your lease: With Motability you get a brand new scooter or powered wheelchair every three years. There is a massive range to choose from, most of which cost less than your allowance. We provide servicing, maintenance and repairs throughout your lease and our team are specially trained for the Motability scheme. You are covered in case of an accident, damage or theft of the product , with no excess to pay. The insurance also covers you against any damage caused by your scooter or powered wheelchair to other products, property or people. Your scooter will come with a battery as standard so all you have to do is remember to keep it charged. We will show you how to do this properly ensuring your battery lasts as long as possible and, if anything goes wrong with the battery through normal every day use, it will be replaced, free of charge.


The majority of scooters and many powered wheelchairs come as standard from the manufacturer (except in cases of custom-built powered wheelchairs). If you need additional adaptations, speak to your dealer to discuss prices and details. All our scooters come with a weatherproof cover as standard, so your scooter stays dry – whatever the weather.

What’s not included?

There are some things that are not included:

  • Optional extras on the product that are not fitted as standard
  • More than three claims for lost or stolen keys
  • Any fines you may incur
  • Insurance cover for theft or damage to personal belongings such as coats, bags, mobile phones and money.

Remember, you can choose to spend your higher rate mobility allowance in whatever way you wish. If you only travel short distances, you might want to consider leasing a Motability scooter instead of a car.

Motability Approved Dealer

John Preston & Co Ltd is a Motability Approved Dealer for scooters and powered wheelchairs in Northern Ireland. This means we offer free, no-obligation assessments at our Lisburn showroom, where you can easily try a variety of products to find which one suits you best. Alternatively we can bring a scooter or powerchair to you and carry out your assessment at home.

Motability Assessment

Our assessment is straightforward and is all about making sure you get the right scooter or powered wheelchair to meet your personal circumstances. Some of the factors we’ll explore include:

  • What are the main types of uses you envisage for your scooter or powerchair?
  • Your height and weight
  • How far you think you’re likely to travel on a regular basis?
  • Do you have hill slocally that you need to navigate?
  • Do you plan to use your Motability scooter or powered wheelchair at home or out and about in your local area?
  • Are you likely to carry shopping or other items on your mobility scooter?
  • Will you want to fit your scooter or powerchair in your car boot?
  • How much space is there at your home to store your scooter or powered wheelchair?

Helping Hand

Our friendly staff are here to help and can guide you through every step of the process in applying to join the Motability Scheme, then choosing and ordering your Motability scooter or powerchair. Pop in to our Lisburn store or get in touch to arrange an at home demonstration. Call us today on 028 92 67 70 77. We offer at home assessments or you can visit our showroom. Our showroom is located at: Unit 2, Blaris Industrial Estate, Altona Road, Lisburn, BT27 5QB. Our showroom has ample free parking, fully accessible entrance and fully accessible toilets available on site, ample space to try your new Powerchair or Mobility Scooter, helpful and friendly experts on hand to help.

Contacting Motability directly

Supplying you with the right equipment is only the start – we will then be on hand to help and support you as needed throughout the duration of your agreement. We have in house engineering resources and operate a fleet of vans in addition to being conveniently located beside the Sprucefield / A1 / M1 junction.

Request a Motability scheme information pack here

Click here to see the range and current monthly lease costs of Mobility Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs on the Scheme

Need some advice?

Give us a call if you have any questions:

028 9267 7077

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday