BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guides
Within the terms of your contract, it is essential to ensure that your vehicle is returned in a condition consistent with the standards outlined for 'fair wear and tear.'
'Fair wear and tear' refers to the reasonable deterioration that naturally occurs during regular use of your leased vehicle throughout the contract's duration. This encompasses factors like tyre wear and minor bumper scuffs. It's important to note that you will not incur any charges for these types of 'fair wear and tear' damages.
It's crucial to distinguish between 'fair wear and tear' and damage resulting from specific incidents or a series of events, such as improper storage of items, harsh treatment, or neglectful actions. Charges may be applicable in the case of such damage.
The guidelines for 'fair wear and tear' adhere to industry standards and have been formulated by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA). These standards provide a universally accepted benchmark for assessing acceptable levels of wear and tear. To ensure a smooth leasing experience, we strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with these guidelines both at the start of your vehicle lease and again as your lease period draws to a close. This knowledge will help you maintain your vehicle in a condition that meets the 'fair wear and tear' standards, ensuring a hassle-free return process.
Please see below copies of the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guides. If you have any further questions regarding returning a lease vehicle, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to answer them.