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Circle helps dent search

Courtesy car provider Circle Leasing is offering its bodyshop clients a simple tool which will help determine minor damage at the end of their contracts.

The company, which manages 10,000 cars on 12-month contract hire operations, has produced a set of magnets which correspond with the BVRLA’s Fair Wear & Tear Guide, a reference point for end-of-contract refurbishment standards.

Danny Harris, Circle Leasing’s fleet services manager, says the magnets should help bodyshops easily identify scratches and dents on their leased courtesy cars which will incur charges when the vehicles are returned. They could then choose to repair the damage themselves, rather than be charged by the leasing company.

“Our collection drivers are fully trained in what is acceptable and what is not acceptable damage,” says Harris. “These magnets should provide another useful means by which repairers can work out, ahead of collection, whether they are likely to face any bills for exterior damage.”

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