Lease Return Checklist

Is your lease term approaching its end? To make sure you are all set for when it is time to return your lease, and so you can quickly get back out on the roads of Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank, NJ, DCH Ford of Eatontown has made this helpful guide for you to make sure you are organized for when that time comes. Just follow our lease return checklist, so you can be ready when it's time to bring your vehicle back to the dealership!

Calculate Extra Costs

Whether there is excessive wear to the vehicle or you have exceeded the agreed-upon mileage of your lease, you will want to make sure you are all set to pay off the balance of any remaining fees when you return your vehicle. Of course, if your car is still in good shape and you are under your mileage, you may not have any fees due when returning your lease!

Inspect the Vehicle

You will also want to take a thorough look at both the exterior and interior of the car to make sure everything is still in good condition. That includes making sure the tires are still in great shape, the battery is working properly, and there are no dents or scratches anywhere on the vehicle. Many dealerships will require an inspection upon return, so if your lease requires this, you will want to go ahead and schedule it before you bring the car to the dealership.

Clean the Vehicle

You will also want to make sure you thoroughly clean your car before getting it inspected and returning it to the dealership. Vacuum out the inside and be sure to remove any of the personal items you have within the car. Double check the center console, glovebox, and trunk or cargo area to make sure nothing is accidentally left behind. Make sure to also disconnect your device from the multimedia system if linked and cancel any subscriptions you may have to in-car features.

Bring Your Car to the Dealership

Now that you have cleaned out your vehicle and had it inspected if needed, you are ready to return it to the dealership. Make sure to schedule an appointment to do so on or before your end-of-lease date. Have the inspection report in hand, as well as all the key fobs when you arrive.

After You Return Your Lease

Once you have returned your lease, the next step will be determining which vehicle you will want to drive next. Luckily, our DCH Ford of Eatontown team is here to help you seamlessly transition to your next ride! You can start a lease on the latest edition of the same model, or switch to a different new Ford model you are interested in driving.

We can also get you financing if you'd like to buy the car you leased. Whatever choice you prefer, stop by today to learn more about your end-of-lease options! Drivers in Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank, New Jersey, can schedule a test drive now in any Ford they want to lease or buy!

  1. DCH Ford of Eatontown

    67 Route 36
    Eatontown, NJ 07724

    • Sales: 732-649-1488
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