Westover Nissan in Bournemouth has hosted its annual Motability event. The day was a great success, attended by many old and current customers, as well as plenty of new faces.
It provided the perfect opportunity for anyone interested to check out the range of vehicles available from the Wallisdown Road showroom in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. Visitors could discuss potential vehicle adaptations with the dealership’s Motability specialist, Nicola Marriott, and her team, as well as a visiting specialist from Motability Operations.
Nicola hopes to raise awareness of the Motability scheme amongst local people. Motability, the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people, allows people eligible for Higher Rate Mobility Allowance or Enhanced Rate PIP to exchange it (in most cases at no cost at all) for a new vehicle - but it is estimated that only about a third of claimants living in the Bournemouth area choose to do so.
“We were shocked when we became aware of the number of unclaimed vehicles in our area,” says Nicola, who has been in her dedicated Motability role since 2005. “Our customers tell us what a tremendous difference their cars make to their lives and so we want to encourage others to come and find out more. We work solely with Motability customers and we are passionate about helping our members to achieve a greater level of independence.
“We started running our Motability days back in 2009 and they’ve proved to be so successful that each one now attracts in excess of 100 people. There’s no other event like this in the area and I think people appreciate the opportunity to get together for a chat and find out more about the latest developments in Motability motoring at the same time.”
Motability cars are available on a fixed-term contract-hire lease, which includes insurance, tax, routine servicing and breakdown assistance. Vehicles are serviced annually and changed every three years. All the allowance holder has to pay for, in most cases, is fuel.
For more information please call Nicola Marriott on 0800 999 2325, pop into the dealership on Wallisdown Road in Bournemouth or go to the website at www.westovergroup.co.uk.