End of contract guide

What to do and when

  • Check the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide Below
  • Make sure you allow enough time to get any repairs actioned
  • Check your car over in good light and dry conditions
  • Make sure it is clean inside and out. If you have just washed the car, allow it to dry
  • Walk around the car inspecting every panel, don’t forget the roof. You are checking for any scratches or dents that fall outside what is deemed as fair wear and tear.
  • Inspect headlamps and indicators for cracks or chips and any other damage
  • Check the tyres including the spare if applicable. Check alloys for scuffs or cracks and damage
  • Inspect the sat nav system, audio and any accessories that came with the car
  • Check all upholstery for tears, stains and wear
  • Check seat belts for any damage
  • Ensure that you get any damage outside of fair wear and tear repaired
  • Get everything together that came with the car ready for return. Things like spare keys, service book, valid MOT certificate if applicable, handbook etc
  • Have all paperwork, keys etc together
  • Make sure the car is clean inside and out
  • remove all personal belongings

Read the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide below if you are unsure on anything about returning your vehicle