6. Cigarette burn - BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Standard.

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These photos were taken by a lease company (prices 2005).

This is a fairly small cigarette burn (6mm across) and incured a recharge of £45+vat which was charged back to the driver. It's probably not cost effective to have this repaired at a trimmers, but by dealing
with all other damage on the car, you could still avoid paying for this as most lease companies have a threshold of around £100.

Cigarette burn on car seat.

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