Returning a damaged lease vehicle can result in unexpected (and sometimes expensive) costs for minor repairs. We understand that lease cars can easily acquire minor damage during the lease period, whether its scratches to the alloy wheels, a scrape on the edge of your car door, or a scuff on the bumper.
There are many ways you can reduce the likelihood of receiving end of lease charges. It is recommended that you thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle before returning to the leasing company, as you want to present the car in the best possible condition for inspection.
Another measure is to have any damages, dents and chips repaired as and when they occur. We recommend booking in with your local ChipsAway specialist around in good time before the lease is due to end, to ensure any damage is rectified before you return the vehicle.
Our end of lease repair service is fast, efficient and could save you a considerable amount of money in end of lease penalties. With over 200 mobile car body repair specialists in the UK, most of our repair specialists are able to complete the repairs at your home or work – we just need a power supply! Alternatively, some of our specialists also operate from Car Care Centres conveniently located across the UK, who can often carry out larger end of lease repairs in their fixed-based workshops.
The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVLRA) – the governing body who oversee vehicle leasing, has produced a number of Fair Wear and Tear Guides, to provide an industry standard for the vehicle’s condition on return to the leasing company. It is also important to check your individual leasing company’s terms and conditions, as to what they will accept as ‘fair wear and tear’, to make sure you don’t incur any unexpected costs.