Your vehicle has to be returned in a condition such that it follows the BVRLA’s fair wear and tear guidelines.
‘Fair wear and tear’ is something you will not be charged for. It includes acceptable damage to your window glass, tires, bumpers, and interior. However, it does not include damage that occurs due to some specific event or events such as harsh treatment, unnecessary stacking up of items, omissions, or any careless acts.
All that is stated above is according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA). This guide offers a standard description of tolerable levels of fair wear and tear. We recommend you read this guide at the start and towards the end of the lease.
Vehicles returned outside of these standards may incur additional charges.
However, different finance companies may produce their own fair wear and tear guidelines. While they will be similar to the BVRLA, there might be subtle differences, so we recommend you to read it and comply with it as closley as possible.
A copy of your finance company’s fair wear and tear guidelines can be obtained from either your Car Lease Agent leasing consultant or directly from the company.
To ensure that your vehicle is in a great condition at the end of your lease, we recommend you to follow the steps below:
When your vehicle is returned, it will go through an assessment to see if it meets the BVRLA’s fair wear and tear guidelines. The mileage and condition of the car will be looked at by the assessor. You will be asked to sign a returns form of which you will get a copy.
If there is unreasonable damage, you might have to pay a penalty. Also, if the mileage allowance is exceeded, you’ll have to pay an additional excess milage fee