BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide

Want to know what is acceptable when you return your car, check out our guide to Fair Wear and Tear below!

When leasing a car or leasing a van the finance company will expect it to be returned within a certain standard. The British Vehicle Rental Leasing Association (BVRLA) guide is an industry wide standard used to assess what standard a vehicle should be returned in. Maintaining your lease car or van throughout your contract will save you any bills or fines at the end of your contract.

What Does Fair Wear and Tear Mean? 

Fair wear and tear is the typical and expected deterioration of your car due to its age and normal day-to-day use. It is not damage that happens because of an specific event like impact, harsh-treatment, negligent acts, inappropriate stowing of items or omissions. 

The BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide is there to ensure that you can avoid any additional charges you may receive at the end of your contract but also it provides an industry-wide standard that defines fair wear and tear across different brokers, funders and suppliers.

If you're car or van doesn't meet the criteria set within this guide it will be noted on collection and billed back to you.

This standard is explained and set by the BVRLA in their fair wear and tear guide which you can request from the finance provider of your lease vehicle. If you aren't sure who that is, get in touch with the team on 0345 350 3776 and we'll be able to help! 

Got a question? Feel free to get in touch to see how we can help.