Fair Wear and Tear

As a BVRLA Member, we offer guidance to drivers/companies returning their vehicles at the end of the contract.

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: 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.

Ordering copies of the guides

All PHVC customers can ask for a BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Standard guide FREE OF CHARGE. Simply email us at customerservice@phvc.co.uk and let us know which one you require.

Useful guides

Car Guide

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Vans and Minibus Guide

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