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Lease Return Inspections
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By having your car inspected before you return it to the lease company, you know exactly what you are likely to be charged for so you can make decisions as to what to do about it. This allows you to save hundreds of pounds when you return your lease car.

This article is not meant to portray that the leasing companies charge more than they should charge for excess wear and tear but to point out that most drivers are completely unaware of what is involved and the responsibility they have once the lease has finished and what they can do about it.

Part 2 - Mercedes C Class

Another example, this Mercedes has more serious damage and required a body shop
repair. However we still managed to make savings on this, and bigger savings on
damage to the rest of the car, so that there was an estimated saving of 50% overall.

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Positive feedback for Lease Return Inspections

"Having had my lease Mercedes for nearly 3 years, I wished to return to the lease company but was concerned about returning the vehicle without having any idea as to what the possible repair or service charges might be upon return. The lease company provided little guidance on this other than issue a standard booklet of things to look out for. Given that my car had several of the issues the booklet listed, I felt that I needed a better idea as to what bill I might be facing in the end.

So i searched on the web and Clean Image seemed to offer exactly the service I was after. They performed a check of my car before I returned it to the lease company and then provided an unbiased estimate of the amount of work involved to put things right.

What was particularly impressive was that there was no hard sell and I was given various options to chose from based on price and 'risk' , that is, the likelihood of not doing X and the probability of the lease company charging for the work at their list prices.

So in the end we discussed options and agreed a programme of work that was completed promptly and professionally. At all times the communication was excellent and the friendly and helpful staff took a lot of stress and hassle out of the whole experience.

The important part of all of this is that the car was returned to the lease company without incurring any further charges after Clean Image completed the work."

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