Are these covered under the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide?
As with any car, you expect normal wear and tear such as the odd dent or a couple of stone chips to happen but what if they show up on a lease car, are they acceptable or will I be charged?
The odd small dent or a few stone chips are classed as normal wear and tear and do happen to lease cars as well. If at the end of your lease contract you notice a few small dents or a couple of stone chips, these will be accepted as normal wear and tear.
However, dents on the roof or swage line on any of the panels might not be acceptable and could lead to extra charges at the end of your contract.
There should also be no signs of rust or corrosion on the paintwork, including painted bumpers, mirrors or body moulding.
If you have repaired a dent, scratch or chip it must have been carried out to a professional standard, as evidence of poor workmanship might not be acceptable and could result in extra charges.
When it comes to the tyres, wheels and wheel trims, there must be no sign of any damage to the sidewalls or tread, whilst dents or holes on the wheel trims and wheel rims are not acceptable.
What is also not acceptable is damage to the wheel spokes and the hub of the alloy wheel.
You must make sure that the spare wheel, jack and any other tools are all present & correct and in good working order before the end of your lease term.
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