Avoid Lease Return Charges with Tint World®

March 21, 2017

With spring beginning in full bloom, this is a great time to start thinking about that great new vehicle that you have had your eye on. If you are a current leaseholder on a vehicle and are looking to avoid charges when you turn in your lease, the professionals at Tint World® can help ensure that you don’t face any additional lease return charges with our free Pre-Return Lease Inspection services that we offer!

While leasing a vehicle is an affordable way to drive a new vehicle every few years, excessive wear and tear damages on your leased vehicle can cost you big money when you turn in your vehicle. Avoid lease return charges with these handy tips from Tint World®!

What are lease return charges?
When you return your leased vehicle back to the leaser, you are responsible for any damages that the company deems as “excessive wear and tear”. The lease company or dealership will conduct lease inspections of your vehicle for any areas of damage deemed to be “excessive wear and tear”, when you return or trade it in. The cost of repairing any of this damage will be recharged to you as added lease charges. The average vehicle owner is charged more than $1,800 when returning a vehicle – often for minor damage such as door dings, bumper scrapes, and minor interior damage.

How can Tint World® help with lease return charges?
Tint World® provides free End-Of-Lease Inspections, where our professional staff will examine your vehicle for damage that may lead to extra lease return charges when your lease expires. Tint World® full-service auto appearance & reconditioning center can help you save money, because when you suffer lease charges for damage to your leased vehicle at trade-in time, the price is usually defined by a dealership’s auto body repair center or a major collision center that will often replace damaged parts instead of repairing them for less.

Understand the difference between normal and excessive wear:
Normal wear is the minor and reasonable wear a vehicle endures in everyday, ordinary operation. Normal wear can include a few small door dings, paint scratches and stone chips less than 2 inches in diameter.

Excessive wear includes occurrences beyond the normal or ordinary wear a vehicle endures. This includes wear caused by neglect, abuse, damage, poor maintenance, changing the vehicle’s appearance or using inferior parts and materials for repairs. Most damages over 2 inches in diameter fall into this category and can result in lease return charges.

If you are about to turn in your leased vehicle to pick out something new, let the professionals at Tint World® help you determine potential lease return charges with our free end-of-lease inspections. To learn more about this service available from Tint World®, visit our website or contact us to make your appointment today to have your leased vehicle inspected for free.