If you are reaching the end of your lease contract, it is important that you take the time to properly prepare your car for inspection. The BVRLA advises that you inspect the vehicle for damage at least 10-12 weeks before it is due to be returned to give yourself enough time for any required work to be carried out.
Begin by thoroughly checking the exterior of the vehicle, looking at the roof, bonnet, doors and body for any significant dents or scratches. Examine the mirrors and windows for any chips or cracks, before inspecting the interior for odours or tears in the upholstery. Make sure that the dashboard and all other controls are fully functional, and clear any personal information from the Sat Nav or Bluetooth system before collection.
To have the lease car collected, you will need the registration number, your address and telephone numbers, along with a preferred collection date and any other documentation your leasing company asks for. If you are renewing your lease and have selected a new model, collection and delivery may be able to take place on the same day to ensure a smooth transition between vehicles.