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Are tyres in our fair wear and tear policy?

We use the term ‘fair wear and tear’ to describe the deterioration that’s expected to happen to your car over time. It’s our way of acknowledging that the car’s condition is likely to be affected after being used for a while.

As long as any wear and tear to your tyres is the result of normal use, we will cover the cost of replacements. Thanks to our fair wear and tear policy, you won’t have to pay anything. 

What we don’t cover

We’ll ask you to cover the cost of tyre replacements in the event of damage to the sidewall, or punctures that can’t be fixed. Onto will cover the cost of punctures that are deemed to be repairable – this is determined by the inspection carried out by the tyre fitter.

Check your tyres regularly

It’s a good idea to check the pressure and condition of your tyres on a regular basis. If they’re not right for any reason, your range and safety can be affected. 

Pressure - Nowadays all cars are fitted with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). If there’s a drop in the pressure of your tyres, the TPMS will activate a warning symbol on your dashboard. For more information, you might like to read our article: Fixing low tyre pressure

Condition - The RAC has explained everything you need to know about tread depth and tyre safety checks in this helpful article. As part of our fair wear and tear policy, we’ll be happy to replace your tyres if they reach a tread depth of 2mm.

For more help and information

Want to find out more? We recommend you read our helpful Fair Wear and Tear Guide. You can also find the guide in the ‘Useful documents’ section of My Account.

We’re a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and adhere to their wear and tear guidelines to ensure we always have a fair and consistent approach.

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