What You Need to Know About Returning a Lease

Unsure of what happens when you return your lease? We have some helpful information to help you avoid additional charges at the end of your lease.

Damage: Avoid additional charges on your lease by avoiding moderate damage to the vehicle. The leasing company will charge you for any damage that is considered more than normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear can differ greatly between you and the manufacturer. Any damage that's going to cost more than an average amount of money to refurbish is considered excessive wear and tear.

Inspecting the lease is another step in returning your lease. Many manufacturers hire an independent company to conduct the inspection. It's free to you, the lessee, they come to your home or office and the process takes about 45 minutes. They'll look for:

  • Mechanical issues
  • Dents and scratches on the car's exterior
  • Cracks and excessive pitting on windshield and windows
  • Abnormal or excessive wear to the tires
  • Tears or stains on the upholstery

Unfortunately accidents are unavoidable, but if you handle your vehicle with care returning your lease should work out fine. Learn more from our finance team.

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