Mobility car hire from Open Road Access gives you the flexibility to go where you want when you want

Your mobility is priceless. But sometimes even the best laid plans can go awry. The last-minute rescheduling of an important appointment at the hospital or the dentist. The roadworks that mean a lengthy detour. The extra day your family decided to add to the short break you’ve been looking forward to for months. Grandad’s not feeling well, and you need to push back that day trip you had planned for him by a few days…

Whatever the reason, you likely always have to factor some flexibility into your travel plans. That’s where Open Road Access’s mobility car hire can be a big help – keeping you independent and with the freedom to get where you need to be whenever you need to be there.

What is a mobility car and how can it help me?

A mobility car, typically referred to as a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV), is a vehicle specially adapted to make it easier for wheelchair users to get out and about. For example, all our mobility car rentals have been fitted with ramps, lifts, or lowered floors, which allow you to enter and exit the vehicle smoothly, without any hassle.  

While the adaptations vary from vehicle to vehicle, the goal remains the same: to make travel safe, comfortable and more accessible for anyone who uses a wheelchair. Our mobility car hire service has helped many wheelchair users enjoy greater freedom and independence.  

If you use a wheelchair, mobility car hire can offer several benefits:

Making everyday travel more accessible​

Mobility cars, or WAVs, are specifically designed to allow you to travel comfortably whilst sitting in your wheelchair. This means you don’t have to struggle to get out of your wheelchair. You enter the mobility car via the ramp or lift, belt in, and you’re ready to go wherever you want to go.

Freedom to do more

A mobility car rental gives you the freedom to get out and do all the things you need to do. That might be tackling the things on your to-do list, like getting to the shops or attending an appointment.  Or it could mean more fun stuff, like getting together with friends and family, and enjoying a weekend away, o. With our mobility car rental service, you can hire a WAV for a day, a week, a month…even an entire year!

A more comfortable journey

All the mobility cars for hire in our fleet are equipped with accessibility features designed to make your journey more comfortable. The interiors are spacious, so there’s plenty of room for you and whoever you’re travelling with. Plus, seating is adjustable – again, so that you can make sure that you’ve got enough space to sit comfortably. There are also useful features like climate control and Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can travel comfortably all the way to your destination. 

A safe journey from start to finish

As you would expect, safety is paramount in mobility vehicle rentals. All our WAVs are fitted with super-strong wheelchair restraints and anti-slip flooring. It means that from the minute you enter the WAV to the minute you arrive at your destination, you can relax and enjoy the journey, knowing you’re safe and secure. 

The flexibility to travel with whoever you like

With a mobility car rental from Open Road Access, you can choose the most suitable vehicle for your needs. It could be that you only need something reasonably small, with room for you and one other person, say. Or, if you fancy going away with a group of friends, we can arrange a larger WAV, offering plenty of space for you and everyone in your party.

Why choose mobility car hire over a taxi?

Many wheelchair users rely on their local taxi company. Taxis provide a really valuable service., That said, there are a many additional advantages to using a mobility car hire service.

Wider choice of vehicles

We have over 1,000 WAVs for hire in our fleet. We also have a deep understanding of the diverse mobility needs of . This means we can match you with a vehicle that suits your needs perfectly, whether you’re travelling with one or two friends or in a larger group.

Greater flexibility

Booking a taxi is great for short, one-off journeys. On the other hand, mobility car hire from Open Road Access gives you much more flexibility. For example, you can hire a WAV from us for anywhere up to a year. So, whilst you can absolutely use it for short journeys to and from an appointment, it also gives you the flexibility to get away for longer if you want to.

Purpose-built safety features

A reputable taxi firm will doubtless ensure that their vehicles are maintained to the highest standards for the benefit of their passengers.  But with a mobility car hire, you get an extra layer of comfort. That’s because you know that the WAV you hire will have been specially adapted to suit the needs and safety of wheelchair users, including everything from a more spacious interior to purpose-built wheelchair restraints.

Mobility car hire with Open Road Access: FAQs answered

Choosing the right mobility car hire may seem daunting. But that’s where our experienced customer service team are a big help. We have the largest fleet of WAVs for hire anywhere in the UK and countless experience matching people with the right vehicles to suit their needs. Give us a call on 0300 045 4505 or write to us at info@openroadaccess.co.uk, and we’ll let you know what your options are.

The deposit for your mobility vehicle hire is just £60. We don’t take cash, and we can’t accept pre-paid debit cards. Instead, you can pay for your mobility car rental with your debit or credit card.

Yes. Either you or the person sorting the mobility car hire for you needs to be at least 18 years of age.

Having multiple drivers for your disabled car hire is no issue for us. Just let us know, and we’ll add each driver to your booking. We’ll just need a few details, that’s all.

Having your friends or family share the driving between themselves is a great way to make the most of your mobility car hire. So, if you plan on having multiple drivers, just let us know. We’ll take some details and get it sorted for you. 

Likewise, if you’re hiring our WAVs for your business – perhaps you run a care home, for example – it’s helpful if different members of your team can handle the driving. Again, all we need is a few details and we can set that up for you.

The short answer is as long as you like! You can book a mobility car rental with us for anywhere from one day to one year. The good news is that we can be flexible too. If you decide you want your mobility car hire a bit longer, just let us know. If you give us 24 hours notice, we’ll extend the mobility vehicle hire period for you, no problem.

If your plans alter and you need to cancel your mobility car hire, just let us know.

If you cancel 48 hours before delivery, you get a full refund.

If you cancel less than 48 hours before delivery, you get a full refund as an Open Road Access credit.

If you cancel less than 12 hours before delivery, you get a full refund as an Open Road Access credit minus £50 to cover our costs.

Mobility car hire with Open Road Access is all-inclusive

Open Road Access offers mobility car hire on demand, across the UK. We have over 1,000 wheelchair accessible vehicles you can hire from us – more than any other provider in the UK.

What sets us apart is what we include. Your Open Road Access mobility car rental package includes delivery and collection to and from your home, plus comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover. You don’t even have to worry about refuelling the vehicle when your mobility car hire period ends..

Our mission is to make everyday travel more accessible for the thousands of wheelchair users in the UK. Our mobility car hire service is designed to help you get where you want when you want – and live life without limits.

Not sure where to start?

If this is your first time hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Tap below to request a callback, and a member of our team will get back to you within the hour, to talk you through your options.