Shiny cars sell. There’s a reason those cars and trucks catch your eye as you pass the dealership on your way home from work. To most people, the style and cleanliness of a vehicle are determining factors in assessing value. People want that new car feel when they purchase or lease a vehicle. No one wants that new car feel more than the dealership you’re returning your leased vehicle to. They want it so badly, they are willing to charge you various fees to ensure cleanliness. It makes sense though, being as they have to bring in that vehicle and turn it around as quickly as possible. But first, they have to make sure it looks amazing. Why? Shiny cars sell.
That Moment of Anxiety-
Your lease contract has expired, you’ve set up the lease inspection appointment and now it’s time to head back to the dealership. That sudden rush of panic surges through your brain like a title wave as you start to question everything about your car. Does that little windshield chip need to be dealt with? Are those scratches and swirl marks going to be a problem? Is the interior cleaned of everything outside of normal wear and tear? What does the dealership constitute as normal wear and tear? If you’ve leased a vehicle before, you already know there is no checklist handed to you from the place of business you leased your vehicle from. They don’t take you in the back and go over any problems with you. It is completely up to you to determine if your vehicle is passable when turning in your lease. Some things are more obvious than others, but being overcautious is never a bad thing. We hope you’re prepared for the end-of-lease questions and that you’ve done enough to ensure your maximum return.
Trust the Pros-
Taking your vehicle to the automotive appearance and protection professionals could make for a world of difference when those questions start being asked. Our technicians know what to look for and will work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the end of lease inspection. We offer a variety of services including detailing packages to windshield chip repair that would help tremendously in making sure you are getting the best possible return on your leased vehicle.
Rest assured, not doing anything will only make things worse. Be proactive in getting your vehicle cleaned and take charge instead of getting charged!