The BVRLA has published an updated version of its Fair Wear and Tear Guide for LCVs.

The publication describes the acceptable condition of a vehicle at the end of a lease, and sits alongside similar BVRLA guides for cars and commercial vehicles.

According to the BVRLA, the updated guide has been produced following feedback from members, customers, and auction houses, and reflects the heavy use most vans are now experiencing, as well as the increasing number of electric vans on fleets.

Key changes include the removal of minibuses, which have been switched to the BVRLA’s commercial vehicle guide, the removal of limits on numbers of dents and scratches within tolerance sizes, an increase to the scratches tolerance from 25mm to 50mm, and an update to the windscreen and glass rules to match MOT standards.

BVRLA director of fleet services Amanda Brandon said: “Vans have been the unsung heroes of the Covid pandemic and are now driving the recovery. 

“They are in huge demand and short supply, so it is more important than ever that they are looked after.

“Our clear and comprehensive LCV Fair Wear and Tear Guide ensures that these vital vehicles are properly managed through the lease and flexi-rental rental lifecycle and remarketed smoothly and swiftly onto their next user.”