Will I be charged for dents at the end of lease?

Yes, you can be charged for dents, and it is often worth having them removed.

However, this is often something people spend too much money on. You will not be charged for dents under 10 mm as long as there are no more than two on a panel, and as long as the paint is not chipped or broken, and as long as they aren't on a swage line...

All these rules can mean there is a bit of subjectivity to counting and measuring them. This leads to uncertainty whether you will be charged or not. The temptation is to then get them all done to make sure. This might not be a bad thing, as if you have several dents on the same panel, the dent removal technician will likely do a deal and reduce the price, making it cost effective.

However, there are two things to consider,  one is the threshold, and the other that the cost of the recharge for dents is generally the same or even a little less than having them removed. So it is well worth taking this into account and having a wholistic approach to preparing your car. Having a couple of dents done might bring you under the threshold, If you are sure you are under the threshold, the den't might not need to be done, but if you know you are going to be over the threshold, then it may be as well to accept the recharges. 

Written by Danny Argent. Last updated 16/06/2022 15:51