What is the Fair Wear and Tear Guide?
The BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide sets an industry-wide standard for a car's condition at the end of its lease. It covers every aspect of wear and tear that can occur under normal usage when considering natural deterioration for the car's age and mileage. It excludes damage as a result of misuse, neglect or road collisions.
Any customer of a lease car should request a copy of the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide and become accustom with it. But they should also be aware that it is just a guideline and the funder of their lease deal may have their own documentation outlining any other requirements specific to any lease cars returned to them.
The guidelines outline all aspects of the car's condition including windows, windscreens and lights, interior upholstery, exterior paintwork, wheels, tyres and trim. This is in addition to mechanical condition, documentation and equipment (including keys).
Please use the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear guide for advice on how to best maintain your lease car. As well as learning what, if any, damage you will be charged for at the end of your lease if returned without repair.
The BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide
There are multiple variants of the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide to reflect the different car lease types they regulate. Please see the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear guides for cars and vans below.