Part of our commitment to you is to ensure that you’re fully aware of all the costs and payments which are required, and explain that you will be able to exchange your mobility allowance to lease the vehicle of your choice. These payments will be paid every four weeks direct from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
For those models that cost all or above the total of your allowance, an Advanced Payment may be required. Such a payment is a one-off and non-refundable payment that is paid before any allowance payments are taken. By selecting a model with an Advanced Payment, you can often choose a higher specification, with the payment making up the difference between your allowance and the total cost of the vehicle lease. The value of the Advanced Payment is calculated by taking into consideration factors such as servicing and maintenance needs, as well as the expected resale value.
Here at LSH Auto, we aim to keep our prices as competitive and up-to-date as possible. In fact, we update prices every three months - January, April, July and October - so ensure you check at these times to secure the best price. While the Advanced Payment of a selected vehicle can change throughout the course of the year, we are delighted to offer a price guarantee that ensures that, once your order is accepted by Motability, you will be protected against any fluctuations in price.
Once you have taken ownership of your vehicle, you need to be aware that you will still be liable for a number of additional costs - most notably the cost of fuel. As such, you should be confident that you will be able to manage the associated costs of running your vehicle, perhaps even choosing a model that offers greater fuel economy to ensure the best possible value.
One of the advantages of the Motability Scheme is that you are not only driving away in the latest model, but that your leasing agreement also covers you for road tax, insurance, servicing, breakdown cover and more. As a result, you can be confident that running costs should remain affordable throughout the length of your lease.
Of course, there may be times when you incur fees which will also need to be paid for. These include such instances as insurance excess when making a claim, parking or speeding fines, and cover for any theft or damage to personal belongings in your vehicle.
For more information on the costs and payments associated with your Motability agreement through LSH Auto, get in touch with a member of our team today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions to help ensure that you’re fully aware of all your responsibilities when leasing one of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles.