Fair Wear and Tear
All vehicles at the end of the contract whether on business or personal are now subject to an ‘Industry Fair wear and Tear’ standard. This standard whilst historically not subject to any governance is now controlled by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing association (BVRLA).
The Fair Wear and tear guide offers a standard that offers a level playing field for all drivers on both business and personal leasing contracts. The publication which the BVRLA distributes offers guidance and advice on how to look after vehicles which are both within and coming to the end of contract. This guide should provide a benchmark for drivers and fleet managers to benchmark vehicle conditions.
For Lex AUTOLEASE brochure on Fair Wear and Tear please follow this link LEX Fair Wear and Tear
For Arval Ltd brochure on Fair Wear and Tear please follow this link Arval Ltd
For Audi information on Fair Wear and Tear Audi Fair Wear and Tear
For Mercedes AMG information on Fair Wear and Tear Mercedes Fair Wear and Tear
Unfair Wear and Tear
Fair wear and tear usually shows when a vehicle’s condition has deteriorated with normal sensible usage. However, if a vehicle has damage (unfair wear and tear) from the result of poor driving styles, excessive storage styles, aggressive loading, abnormal usage or generally poor cleanliness, these are the vehicles that are likely to incur charges at the end of the contract. Another major factor with fair Wear and Tear is the service and maintenance, in order to be within the guidelines, the vehicle must also have been serviced and regularly maintained in accordance with the relevant manufacturers guidelines. If this hasn’t been observed and adhered to further charges will also be made.