As you approach the end of your contract, we will contact you to arrange your next vehicle, that way we can hopefully minimise the risk of you being without transport. The end of your present lease and the start of your next one are probably not linked at all. You may be using a different funder and different manufacturer. So timing the two to coincide is difficult, it is possible that in trying to ensure that you always have transport, you end up paying for two vehicles for a day or two. This is the less of two evils.
In addition to us contacting you, you will have been written to by the leasing company who will have included a BVRLA fair wear and tear info pack for you to read and take a view on your vehicle. This guidance forms the basis of an industry standard definition of fair wear and tear, with definitions of what is and what is not acceptable damage. It covers all of the car including appearance, documents, paintwork, windows, tyres and wheels, mechanical condition and the interior. Also, it contains instructions on how to best adhere to service schedules and how to keep the vehicle in a condition that will reduce costs to a minimum at the end of your lease. It is applicable to private and business car leasing.
Your vehicle will be checked over in an agreed format at the end of your agreement. This format is replicated in the BVRLA guide to enable you to assess your own car. In Part four I will discuss what is acceptable and what is not.