Lease Car Returns
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.
Here at New Again, we offer an impartial independent inspection and advice service to the BVRLA industry standard, which should help you navigate the obsticles 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.
**Note - All New Again Repairs Are Carried Out To The Acceptable Standard Required By The Lease Company Where Required**
Firstly:- Don't repair every scratch and dent - some damage is acceptable.
Secondly:- Be cautious of having sub standard 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.
- Alloy wheel damage, when in fact the recharge on a damaged alloy is usually the same or less than the cost of a repair
- Returning a vehicle and missing items like a hole in the carpet, or having a sub standard previous repair undertaken even if provided by an accredited Accident Repair Centre
- 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 be returned back 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 vehice(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 recieved 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 approximatley 4 weeks before the vehicle is due for return. This will allow 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 recommeneded 4 week return notification date, then you need to contact us to diarise 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 were 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. After this we allow plenty of time for questions.
- PDF written report with photographs.
- A video record.
- Free Estimate and advice if required.
- Inspection done to BVRLA standard.
"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
Below are a selection of comments from some of our satisfied customers.
Never again will I return a lease car without having it inspected by these guys first. In the past I have been charged up to 600 for things that I hadn't even spotted. This time I've saved myself a small fortune by following their advice and some minor and very reasonably priced work undertaken by them. Rather than just take my money (like most firms do) they also advised me what I didn't need to spend money on and by referring me to a body shop for the work they feel needed more specialized attention. If you're returning your lease car, save yourself a significant sum and speak to New Again.
"My vehicle was a lease return and the company sent me our "fair wear and tear policy" - one of the rare times we ask you to conform.
I visited the web page "LEASE RETURNS", very useful.
The team where very helpful and walked through the check sheet for the full inspection.
After booking for smart repair, dents and a chip I was very pleased to hear the lease collection folks, at first sight of the car, how they wished every car looked as clean and tidy when they collected.
Many thanks Gary, excellent job, will pass on your details and will be back.
J Carlaw - Feering - Essex
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. You cannot even tell there were ever any dents, scratches, or alloy damage. Thank you New Again for all of your help. I will definitely come to you again in the future.
Gary and his team did an amazing job on my car. Their immense knowledge of lease vehicle returns resulted in me not having to pay a penny to my leasing company. Drove here from London and it was 100% worth it, especially considering the personalized service that you wouldn’t ever get in London.
Had a first lease return inspection from Gary in September 2018 and true to his word the car passed on all small scratches and condition. I had two minor scratches repaired on site which potentially saved me over £100. Would definitely recommend their expertise and will return to them when my current lease ends.
Can We Help You?
"We can offer specialist advice on the best Lease Car Returns 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.