The Big Event from Motability is Britain’s best consumer show for people interested in hiring a new Motability vehicle. If you already hire a vehicle on the scheme, the Big Event is also the perfect opportunity to investigate new cars ahead of your renewal.

Organised Motability Operations, this year’s two-day event will be held at EventCity in Manchester.

Now in its 10th year, the Big Event will be open from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of May and it’s set to be the biggest event yet.

If you’re unsure whether the event is for you, below are our top 5 reasons why we think you should attend.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Motability Big Event in Manchester

#1 – It’s Free to Attend

Let’s be honest, very few things are free these days!

So, the opportunity to be in new car heaven, discover new ways of making your life easier, meeting people who understand your needs and no doubt picking up a few freebies along the way is an opportunity not to be missed.

#2 – It’s Accessible

The event is designed for people with disabilities, so you can be sure it’ll be accessible.

There are ample free disabled parking spaces and a shuttle service to the main event – parking details here

Whether visiting under your own steam, with a carer or as a group you’ll have no problem getting around the event.

The event is held indoors, Motability can’t control the weather in Manchester but they can make sure you stay dry.

If you need assistance you can hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter which can be booked in advance – details here

#3 – Cars and Adaptations

If you need a new car (or just browsing) but find it difficult traipsing around numerous dealerships then this event is for you. There will be:

  • Over 100 cars from 27 different manufacturers
  • Over 40 scooters and powered wheelchairs
  • Adaptations from a wide range of adaptation companies
  • Over 25 Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

#4 – Test Drives and Advice

Not sure which car suits you, wonder if it’s worth joining the Motability scheme, get all your questions answered:

  • Test drive adapted and non-adapted cars – terms and conditions here
  • Chat to our Motability advisors who are on hand to answer your questions
  • Meet our Scheme Partners – Kwik Fit, RAC and RSA Motability
  • Get advice from The Forum of Mobility Centres and Disabled Motoring UK

#5 – Meet Cherylee Houston (Coronation Street Star)

If you are able to attend the opening event on Friday 5th May, you’ll be able to meet Cherylee Houston of Coronation Street fame. Cherylee will be officially opening the event at 9 am so get there early.

And a bonus item …

You can see how we got on meeting Cherylee at the Big Event in Manchester