The BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear Guides provide an industry standard for every aspect of the vehicle's condition on return to a leasing company.
If you are a customer who is leasing a vehicle, you should request a copy of the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Standard from your leasing company directly. For more information on returning your leased vehicle, click here to visit our consumer advice page.
Fair wear and tear occurs when normal usage causes deterioration to a vehicle. It is not to be confused with damage which occurs as a result of a specific event or series of events such as impact, inappropriate stowing of items, harsh-treatment, negligent acts or omissions.
The BVRLA produces three different Fair Wear and Tear Guides:
• Cars: for drivers of leased and financed cars
• LCVs and minibus: for drivers and operators of contract-hired, leased and financed light commercial vehicles and minibuses up to 17 seats
• HGVs: for drivers and operators of contract hire and leased vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gvw
The aim of the guides is to provide an industry-wide, accepted standard that defines fair wear and tear when vehicles are returned to a BVRLA member at the end of a lease or finance agreement. The guides also provide advice for best practice in vehicle maintenance and upkeep that will prevent unacceptable wear and tear from occurring. Defines the industry standard at return for every aspect of the vehicle's condition.