Leased Vehicle Damage
Returning a Leased Vehicle with Body Damage
If you have a leased vehicle, and it is time to return it, make sure you allocate enough time to get the vehicle inspected for any body damage BEFORE you turn it in.
If you return your leased vehicle and it has damage, as long it isn’t excessive damage, most leasing companies will not charge you for the repairs. Everyday ‘wear and tear’ is to be expected if you have been leasing a vehicle for long-term duration.
The ‘excessive’ body panel damage is what you need to be concerned about.
If the dealership has to cover the damages, it could be costly.
What is considered ‘excessive’ damage when returning a leased vehicle?
Any occurrence that results in obvious or visible dent damage, creasing or paint chipping is considered ‘excessive.’ If you were caught in a hail storm, or think you might have suffered hail damage, this damage is also considered to be ‘excessive.’
If you have any question as to if you have ‘excessive’ damage, you have a few options.
- Credit Card Test: If you have a scratch or dent larger than a credit card, get it fixed.
- Any holes, cracks, gouges, tears, or cuts in the sheet metal or bumper, regardless of size – get it fixed.
- Collective Damage: Collective damage caused by a single event, such as a hail storm, get it fixed.
- Crack in the windshield: Get it fixed.
Damage inspections for leased vehicles
Auto Hail Damage Inspections. A auto hail damage won’t cost you a dime at AutoWorks PDR. If you suspect you might have hail damage, give us a call or schedule your appointment online. If you have dent damage that is larger than a credit card and the dented area has no sign of creasing, paint chipping or cracking – it can be fixed with Paintless Dent Repair.
Hail damage is covered 100% by your insurance company if you have comprehensive coverage. You will be expected to pay the deductible. (Ask us about our $500 deductible instant rebate.)
Auto Body Damage Inspections. If you have damage you are not sure of, or the dent damage is larger than a credit card WITH cracking, creasing, holes or paint damage – we can inspect the damage and give you recommendations. Getting you damage repaired with Paintless Dent Repair is cheaper and takes less time.
Give the experts at AutoWorks PDR a call TODAY to schedule your FREE auto hail damage or auto dent damage inspection.