What is Fair Wear & Tear?

Learn what won't fall under fair wear and tear.

Fair wear and tear covers the natural deterioration that occurs as a result of normal usage through the period of the lease. Fair wear and tear is not to be confused with damage caused by an accident or negligent behaviour.

When the vehicle is returned to the finance provider, it will be inspected for any damage that falls outside of fair wear and tear. You will be liable to pay for any damages that is deemed to be outside of the fair wear and tear policy.

How do I get a copy of the fear wear and tear guidelines?

Each finance company has their own set of fear wear and tear rules, which are based on the guidelines that the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association) supplies. 

If you're close to the end of your agreement and you would like to find out more about your finance companies fear wear and tear rules, please contact us on 01472 563600.

Problems that may result in charges

Some problems that have resulted in customers having to pay penalty charges include:

  • Damage to wheels
  • Chips or dents
  • Scuffs or scratches to the paintwork
  • Rips or burns in the vehicle's seats