"Dents, scuffs, scrapes & scratches are now having a higher impact on residual values than ever before..."

And with new cars becoming more reliable every year this trend seems set to continue. This is why the lease companies are encouraging people to check their cars before returning them, some are even sending out inspectors first. They don't want to surprise you with a bill any more that you want to get it.

Car Leasing Smart RepairSmart repairs work out cheaper than accepting refurbishment recharges most of the time... we can advise you of the options.

Have piece of mind

Is this fair?

Have you ever wondered how many drivers/companies have fallen out with their lease company or boss over a bill they didn't think was theirs. If you have dents, scrapes and scratches, get them repaired properly before it goes back. So that you know where you stand before your goes back you can check it yourself or have an independent inspection. We can advise you on what is acceptable and what is not according to the guide lines -- we can also advise you of the best repair options.

Where do I start?

Start by talking to your lease company and watching our videos. You can pop in and show us your car on Wednesdays or Saturdays and we'll give you free advice. Or if you can't get to us, you can send photos to 'Ask the Experts' and we'll answer all your questions -- and you can download our inspection sheet and inspect the car yourself, and don't forget to refer to our lease return guide.

If it all sounds like too much effort, then you'll be glad to hear that we offer full lease return inspections. You can even leave the car with us, let us sort it out, and have the lease company collect if from here!

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We also save you money

We take the guesswork out of returning your lease car. Our advisors were trained by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association to apply the Fair Wear & Tear Standard which is the industry standard used by the leasing companies. We provide you with an Independent inspection report listing all the damage, some of which will fail, some will be fair wear and tear. We also make a report with recommendations as to which damage you should have repaired. This is the point where our experience and expertise saves you money - we take an overall view of the car and recommend the most economical way to proceed.

"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" [more]

No obligation, no risk!

Simply bring you car to us for an inspection and we'll tell you what we think needs to be done. You are under no obligation to do what we recommend, or even to have it done with us. There is no pressure and you are welcome to take the report away and take advice. In fact, we recommend that you call your lease company to discuss it with them. Our aim is to save you money, if we can't we will refund the cost of the inspection. No win, no fee! [more]Lease Services Guarantee

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Basic Evaluation - £39.60 - Quick'n'Easy Service
We'll check your car with you on this 46 point inspection, point out any areas of concern and advise you on the cheapest possible accptable repairs. No obligation, money saving advice and it only takes around 30mins. Proof of ID required. [more] We'll also give you a free BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide worth £10.
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Service includes lease return valet worth over £39, inspection by BVRLA trained advisor, verbal explanation, folder with 19 pages - written report, advice and money saving recommendations. We even liase with your lease company. We also retain a detailed photographic record incase there are problems later.

Don't be shy!

There are 5 questions you should ask your lease company. [more]Lease Return Services

Timescale ~ Because you will have a return date as a deadline, we try to fit you in as quickly as possible. The inspection takes 2-3 hours. You may wish to allow more time to allow us to go through the report with you.

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If you wish to know more about returning a lease car or caring for it while you own it, read our Lease Car Guide.
De-Fleet Services

Our End-of-Lease Services provide quality repair for excessive wear and tear, and is acceptable and appropriate for Contract Hire, Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), Private Lease, Contract Purchase and Lease Purchase. Fleet managers wishing to efficiently prepare off-lease vehicles can contact us or send their drivers directly to our Q&A. Our advisors are trianed by Manheim to work to the BVRLA guidelines.

Positive feedback for a Lease Return Inspection
Removing the dents on the door of the RX8

"Hello guys

Just wanted to feedback as I couldn't take your call while I was abroad. I didn't get charged a penny for any damage on the car although they did try and sting me for £3800 for returning the car a year early. This was their clerical error and soon sorted though!

Many thanks for a job well done.

See the Q&A for this customer.

Mazda RX8 Dan Matthews - Surrey - 23/04/09


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