Find out how to order our hard-copy guides, about e-licences for BVRLA Members, what our online training courses can offer you, and advice for customers of leasing/finance companies including how to obtain the BVRLA guidelines.
If you are a customer who is leasing or financing a vehicle, and you have been told that your vehicle will be assessed using the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide, the leasing or finance company should communicate the return standard to you. For more information on returning your leased or financed vehicle, scroll down to the "Advice for leasing customers" section.
Both hard-copy and electronic versions (e-Licences) of the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guides, including the Standard are available to purchase. Our guides are copyrighted and it is not acceptable to copy them, or to use another BVRLA Member's e-licence.
The BVRLA produces three different Fair Wear and Tear Guides:
- Car: for drivers of contract-hired, leased, and financed cars
- LCV: for drivers and operators of contract-hired, lease, and financed light commercial vehicles (includes minibuses up to 17 seats until 2021 review is undertaken)
- CV: for drivers and operators of contract-hired, leased, and financed goods vehicles over 3.5t, and minibuses up to 17 seats
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.
We also offer electronic versions (e-Licences) of the guides for sale to BVRLA Members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to see if an e-Licence would be suitable for your membership type.
e-Licences save time and administration resource by not having to send out hard copies to customers. Members can give their customers access to the e-version of the guide throughout the contract period via their own website.
BVRLA Members can purchase hard-copy booklets by clicking on the products below. If you are not a BVRLA Member, please complete an enquiry form on the relevant product page.
Feel confident in professionally communicating with drivers, customers and fleet managers on the return standards
Fully understand what is required for an external and internal inspection of a vehicle
If you are a customer who is leasing or financing a vehicle, and you have been told that your vehicle will be assessed using the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide, the leasing or finance company should communicate the return standard to you.
The BVRLA has produced three communication toolkits to provide members with free-to-access digital, print and social media resources to help share best practice advice with customers. To request cobranded materials, email the communications team.