What Happens at the End of a Car Lease?

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One big reason why Lakeland drivers choose to lease a car is because the lease end process is much easier than trying to sell a car. If you don’t know about the end of a car lease option, or what happens at the end of a car lease, Kelley Buick GMC, Inc. is here to help! Can you end a car lease early? We can help you with that, too. Take a look at our guide to lease turn in options.

Can You End a Car Lease Early?

This depends on the terms of your lease. Take a look at the original paperwork and see what it has to say about turning in a lease early. Usually, turning in a lease early will come with additional fees that are due upon lease turn in. The exception can be if you are turning in your lease early, so you can buy the vehicle outright. In addition to checking your lease, contact the Kelley Buick GMC, Inc. finance department for assistance.

Lease-End Process at Kelley Buick GMC, Inc.

You have several end of car lease options in Winterhaven. You can go through the lease end process and lease another vehicle, purchase the vehicle you’ve leased, or go through the lease end process and buy another vehicle, or no vehicle at all. No matter which end of car lease option you chose, if you don’t plan to purchase your leased vehicle, here’s how to return it to Kelley Buick GMC, Inc.:

Preparing for your Lease Return

Since a lease comes with wear and tear limitations, you’re going to want to make sure that your leased vehicle is as close to factory condition as possible. Not doing so can lead to extra fees.

  • Wash your car and clean out the cabin. While you can do this yourself, you can get professional results when you schedule a detailing at our service center.
  • Inspect the exterior of your vehicle for scratches and buff them out. Exterior detailing can help.
  • If you find small dents, consider having them repaired by a paintless dent removal company.

Schedule the Lease Inspection

Once your leased vehicle has been prepared for inspection, make an appointment for your lease inspection at least 90 days before your lease end date. You’ll likely be contacted by the leasing company to make arrangements. The inspection will look for excessive wear and tear, such as:

  • Dents, dings, scratches, and scrapes on the exterior
  • Cracks, stars, or excessive pitting on the windshield and in the windows
  • Abnormal tire wear
  • Upholstery tears and stains that can’t be repaired or cleaned with normal refurbishing

If the inspection leaves you with fees that add up, you can compare them to the cost of paying for the repairs yourself and ask for a second inspection.

Make the Lease End Process Easy—Choose Kelley Buick GMC, Inc.

We want to make sure that the lease end process is as easy as possible at Kelley Buick GMC, Inc.. We’ll make sure your end of car lease options are clear from the start of your lease. Contact us with any questions you might have about the lease end process.

Start Your Lease Return Process Today!

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