BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide

What is the BVRLA?

The BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) is an organisation which governs the contract hire and leasing industry and provides processes and guidelines for businesses to trade under and follow. Business types covered by the BVRLA are Rental, Leasing, Broker, Fleet and associated suppliers.

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The Fair Wear and Tear Guide covers the below elements of your vehicle but does not cover any damage:

General Appearance

Road Safety




Vehicle Body

Bumpers and Trims

Windows, Glass, Door Mirrors and Lights

Tyres and Wheels

Vehicle Interior

Equipment and Controls

Your leasing company expects your vehicle to come back in a fair condition based on the agreement term and mileage of your contract. The wear is based on a standard, every day use of your vehicle, over the contract mileage agreed.

To request a copy of the guide, please email or contact your leasing company who will provide you with a copy.

Alternatively, please visit the BVRLA website specifically for "Returning Your Leased Vehicle"