End-of-Lease Car Inspections

Most people get charge-backs for damage they didn't know they had, when they return their lease car. Don't risk an unexpected bill, our lease return inspection will arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Damage is excessive wear and tear and where there’s excessive damage and you will not be covered by the "Fair Wear and Tear" Clause. It’s vital to be aware that for every bit of excessive wear and tear on a leased car you are going to pay for it. This cost includes not just repair to the car but will also include the lease companies costs.

Impartial, Independent Inspections and Advice

BVRLA Trained

Here at New Again, we offer an inspection to the BVRLA industry standard, which should help you navigate the obstacles of returning a Lease Car or Personal Contract Purchase Vehicle (PCP).


We can advise you on the cheapest possible acceptable repairs and more importantly what not to repair.

All New Again Repairs Are Carried Out To The Acceptable Standard Required By The Lease Company Where Required.

Three things you need to know...

Firstly:- Don't repair every scratch and dent - some damage is acceptable.

Secondly:- Be cautious of having substandard repair work as you may end up having to pay twice.

Lastly:- Many drivers make the mistake of just focusing on the obvious repairs and miss those repairs otherwise found by the lease company.

For Example:

  1. Alloy wheel damage, when in fact the recharge on a damaged alloy is usually the same or less than the cost of a repair
  2. Returning a vehicle and missing items like a hole in the carpet, or having a substandard previous repair undertaken even if provided by an accredited Accident Repair Centre
  3. Returning a vehicle without the second/additional key - This is quite often usually found on a partners or colleagues key ring

For more detailed information, please watch the video below or listen to the podcast.

So What Happens Next?

At the end of the Lease or PCP contract, your vehicle is required to be returned to the lease company and assessed to determine whether the vehicle meets the agreed returned condition and subject to "Fair Wear & Tear".
"Fair Wear & Tear" occurs when normal usage causes deterioration to a vehicle. It is not to be confused with damage which occurs as a result of a specific event or series of events such as impact, inappropriate stowing of items, harsh-treatment, negligent acts or omissions. **Source-BVRLA**

The "Fair Wear & Tear" clause will include all exterior paintwork, bumpers and trim, the condition of the interior, all glass and mirrors, tyres and wheels, and the mechanical condition of the vehicle (at appraisal level).

Before your vehicle is due back to the leasing company, consider the following:-

  • Understand the standard - You can request a copy of the BVRLA industry standard through your leasing company or check with your lease company. (You may have received this already)
  • Appraising your vehicle - This will identify any damage that does not constitute "Fair Wear & Tear" and requires repair.
  • Carry out the appraisal of the vehicle  approximately 4 weeks before the vehicle is due for return. This allows you to arrange to have any unacceptable wear and tear rectified.

What Should I Do Now?

  • If your car is due to be returned within 4 weeks of the return notification date, then you need to contact us and book your inspection.
  • If your car is NOT due to be returned and outside the recommended 4-week return notification date, then you need to contact us to arrange  an appointment with us with your return date, so we can notify you at the time.
  • If you require information  and advice on appraising and inspecting the vehicle yourself then please visit the resources section where you can download our "Lease Return" Basic Evaluation Information Sheet or click here - http://newagain.co.uk/leasing-checklist
Lease Return Inspections Price
30 Minute Inspection £50.00

This inspection includes:-

  • We will inspect your car with you  which takes about half an hour. 
  • PDF written report with photographs.
  • A video record.
  • Free Estimate and advice if required.
  • Inspection done to BVRLA standard.
Lease Return Inspections Price
Drop off & go £100.00

This inspection includes:-

  • Leave the car with us, we'll handle things remotely. 
  • PDF written report with photographs.
  • A video record.
  • Free Estimate and advice if required.
  • Inspection done to BVRLA standard.
  • 3 days free parking when car isn't being worked on.
  • Collection and delivery can be arranged.

Call Today!

"I knew when getting a car on a lease I'd have to keep it in good condition, but it looked terrible towards the end. I knew this would cost me a lot when I took it back and that is when someone told me about New Again. Their lease repair is first class. They fit me in so quickly, I was shocked, and they delivered superb results." ~ Lucas Harrington   

What Our Customers Say

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Can We Help You?

"We can offer specialist advice on the best End-of-Lease Car Inspections service to suit your requirements"

When bringing your car to New Again, we often ask you to explain exactly the reason for having your car Protected, Detailed or Repaired. Once we understand exactly what it is you are trying to achieve, we will appraise your vehicle using our detailed appraisal check-sheet allowing us to identify areas of concern and tailor specific services that match your requirements and budget.

If you are not sure what service you need and would like to speak to one of our technicians, simply request a callback by filling in the form on our contact page.

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