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What is the Nearly New WAV Scheme?

Did you know that you can choose to lease a nearly new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) through the Motability Scheme? A nearly new WAV is less than three years old and has usually been returned to Motability because of a change in the owner’s circumstances which means the vehicle is no longer suitable. With lower […]

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Motability Vans

Exclusive Motability Event from Ford

Visitors to Stoneacre in York will have the opportunity to see some of the most popular Ford wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) at an exclusive three-day event to showcase its range of Motability approved vehicles. From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October, Cartwright Mobility will be exhibiting two of its Ford WAVs at the dealership in […]

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Ford Transit Minibus Trend

Does Size Really Matter When Buying a WAV?

Does size really matter? Well, it depends who you ask but when it comes to choosing your next wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) we think size really should matter. In fact for some people it is the most important thing on their ‘must have’ list for a family car. When measuring up your next vehicle consider […]

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Automatic vs Manual – Choosing Your WAV

Just as when purchasing any vehicle, choosing an automatic or a manual transmission wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is largely a matter of personal driving preference. If you are going to be the passenger in the vehicle, you should consult with the person who will normally be driving it. Ask if they have a preference and […]

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Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford’s Plan for a Hybrid Transit Custom

Alternatively fueled cars are becoming more mainstream as big manufacturers join the clean air initiative with their range of electric vehicles. But will we see the same cars available as wheelchair accessible vehicles? At the moment choice is limited with no hybrids listed on the Motability Scheme and only four electric vehicles – all versions […]

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How do I get a WAV on the Motability Scheme ?

The Motability Scheme offers an affordable way to lease a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). If you receive a higher rate mobility allowance then you could be entitled to lease a new or used WAV for up to five years through the Government-backed Scheme. In exchange for your allowance you will get a comprehensive motoring package […]

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Planning your Route for Accessible Toilets

By Phil Friend How many of you reading this think about the cutlery you might use when you go out for a meal? The chances are you’ll be much more interested in the menu, the prices, the people you’re eating with and the restaurant’s ambiance. A similar situation arises when considering going to the seaside […]

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Motability The Big Event

Ford Transit Custom WAV at The Big Event

If you’re looking for a new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) no doubt you’ll want to try before you buy. Finding the right vehicle for you and your family takes time and you will want to see as many different WAVs as possible before making up your mind. So how about having scores of WAVs and […]

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Looking after a car with wheelchair access

Cars with wheelchair access, like any other vehicle, need a regular maintenance routine to ensure they are always looking (and working) great! They also require special attention to their unique parts and features. Check out the tips below for keeping your mobility vehicle in tip-top condition. Basic maintenance The things to check regularly are the […]

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RIP King Seat - Ford Transit

Revolutionary seating for Ford WAVs

Cartwright Mobility is revolutionising the way wheelchair users travel with its introduction of a new type of seat into its mobility vehicles. The rear impact protection (RIP) seat gives disabled passengers a safe way of securing their wheelchair, and provides users with back and head support for greater comfort The RIP seat is normally found […]

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Motability Vans

Cartwright Mobility Accepted onto the Motability Scheme

Cartwright Mobility has joined the Motability Scheme as an approved converter of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) for disabled motorists and passengers in the UK. The Yorkshire-based vehicle converter is part of the Cartwright Group: a family-owned business with over 65 years’ experience in manufacturing and body building in the automotive industry. This is the first […]

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