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.
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
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.
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. If you don't know your DriverLine number, please call 0344 4937644.
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.
We need 24 hours' notice to cancel a collection. A cancellation fee may be charged if the notice period is less than this.
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.