When taking a lease car finance option, you have a responsibility to return the car to the finance company in as good a condition as possible.
If you keep your leased vehicle in good condition and within ‘fair wear and tear’ guidelines you won’t incur any additional charges. However, if your car or van has damage which falls outside of these guidelines, you may be liable for an additional charge. This is to compensate the leasing company who will pay to rectify the damage or replace lost keys for example. But what constitutes ‘fair wear and tear’? To ensure consistency across leasing and rental companies and to avoid misinterpretation, the BVRLA has produced a set of guidelines which acts as an industry-standard accepted level of fair wear and tear which AMT Leasing adhere to.
Fair wear and tear is simply defined as any acceptable deterioration that occurs on the vehicle during normal usage over the period of the contract. This will include affects to the tyres, bumpers, windows glass and any interior issues. You can read the full guide here: