Can I expect any charges when I return my vehicle?
If your vehicle is returned with mileage that’s over the contracted amount, you will receive an invoice based on the following calculation: recorded collection mileage minus (-) contracted mileage = excess miles x the mileage variation adjustment (pence per mile). You’ll find your mileage variation adjustment price in your contract.
Fair Wear & Tear - what's acceptable and unacceptable?
The links below will help you understand what is and what isn't acceptable fair wear and tear. Assessing fair wear and tear generally depends on the age and mileage of your vehicle.
Certain types of breakages and damage, however, are not acceptable, regardless of age and mileage. T and these include missing items or broken glass, accident and impact damage.
In all cases, we will endeavor to assess damage recharges fairly, charging on a repair rather than replacement basis where possible. When our independent partners complete their inspection, they will send you a condition report which outlines any damage on the vehicle outside of Fair Wear and Tear. This report will also detail the repair method and cost, and an appraisal report will be prepared for our used vehicle buyers.
For examples of what is acceptable or unacceptable, please click on the links below.
Fair Wear & Tear Guidelines
My vehicle has advertising/logos – what should I do?
Advertising stickers, sign writing, decals (including glue residue), regardless of size, must be removed by a professional before collection. Removers should use the heat method and not a sharp implement which may damage the paintwork.
There will be a charge if the vehicle is returned with any advertising/logos in place.
I have personalised plates on my lease vehicle. How do I arrange to have them transferred to another vehicle or removed before collection?
Please call your DriverLine number at least six weeks before collection and we‘ll complete the registration process for you. We can’t collect a vehicle with personalised plates unless you write to us to relinquish your right to the plate. To find out more, please call 0345 250 0000.
I don’t want to keep my personalised plate – what should I do?
Before collection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know in writing that you would like to relinquish your rights to the plate.
I want to cancel my vehicle collection - how much notice should I give?
We need 24 hours' notice to cancel a collection. A cancellation fee may be charged if the notice period is less than this.
What are my options now that my contract has ended?
- 1.You can keep the vehicle until it’s ready for collection or as long as you need. We can extend your contract, and you’ll continue to pay a monthly lease rental.If this is something you’d like to consider, please contact your DriverLine team and they’ll work on a competitive quote for a new monthly amount. If you opt for this, please remember to extend your insurance.
- 2.When your contract has ended, we can normally offer you a quote to purchase it, depending on your contract type. This gives you peace of mind as you’ll know the vehicle’s full history. Our simple process allows you, or friends or family, to buy your vehicle without the need to return it.
Removing digital personal data from your vehicle
On the day you return your vehicle to us, there will be two things you must do to prevent future drivers of the same vehicle getting access to your digital personal information.
Step 1: Return your car to its factory settings. You can find out how to do this in the on-screen instruction manual via the touch screen within the settings. Step 2: Remove your payment details.
We've prepared a comprehensive guide to keeping your in-vehicle data safe. We’d also encourage you to read through the British Vehicle and Rental Leasing Association’s (BVRLA) guide to returning your vehicle for cars.
What should be returned with my vehicle?
All of the items that were provided with your vehicle on delivery should be returned. This includes, but is not exclusive to: spare keys, satellite navigation discs, log book (if you have it) and fixtures and fittings (headrests, parcel shelf etc.). Any items missing when the vehicle is collected will be charged for. For more details, please read the Fair Wear and Tear section.