What Happens At The End Of Your Ford Car Lease

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If you're anything like most drivers, it's understandable that you've grown attached to your Ford vehicle. If your lease is approaching its end, it's important to be aware of all of your options. You don't have to give up the world-class driving experience that you've come to love about your Ford. Donley Ford of Shelby has created this in-depth guide that walks you through how to conclude your lease in addition to several available options to help get you behind the wheel of your next Ford vehicle.

Your Lease-End Countdown

6 Months Prior - Identify Your New-Vehicle Needs

Now that you're within 6 months of your lease ending, take some time to consider your new-vehicle needs. No matter if you're looking for the most current technology or you'd like a larger vehicle to fit your growing family -- the Ford lineup has plenty of options to meet your needs.

4 Months Prior - Receive Your Lease-End Mailing

Approximately 4 months prior to your lease ending, you should receive a personalized lease-end mailing. Contained inside, you will find important information which outlines your lease end options, a lease vehicle inspection sheet, and an Excess Wear and Use guide. Take some time to carefully review these documents to get prepared for the end of your lease.

3 Months Prior - Discuss Lease-End with Donley Ford

Donley Ford of Shelby is here to explain all of your lease-end options, clarify details about returning your lease, and to evaluate your new-vehicle needs. It's also possible that you could qualify for one of our great programs or special offers to make it easier than ever to transition into your next Ford.

2 Months Prior - Prepare for Vehicle Inspection

We make it convenient by allowing you to choose an inspection location ideal for you, such as your home or office. The vehicle inspection provides you with detailed information about the condition of your vehicle, including an assessment of any Excess Wear and Use. If necessary, arrange for any needed repairs before returning your vehicle.

1 Month Prior - Schedule Your Lease-End Appointment

In the event that you've moved and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership which originated your lease), you have the option to return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Ford Dealer. Schedule a lease-end appointment to either Buy or Lease a New Ford, Purchase Your Lease Vehicle, or Return Your Lease Vehicle.

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3 Lease-End Options

Purchase Your Lease Vehicle

After enjoying every mile of your lease, it's completely understandable that you've grown attached to your Ford. Not quite ready to say goodbye? You have the option to purchase your vehicle at lease end. A purchase option price at lease end can be found in your lease contract. In order to fulfill your lease obligations, you must:

  • Facilitate lease-end requirements, such as reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law)
  • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations
  • Complete your vehicle purchase transaction

Purchase or Lease a New Ford Vehicle

Whether you're looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the latest version of your current Ford model or are excited about choosing another Ford -- we're here to help. If you're a returning Ford lessee, you might be eligible for substantial savings on your next lease. Interested in purchasing your next Ford? We offer competitive pricing in addition to special incentives to maximize your savings. Once you return your current lease our team will work alongside you to help you choose your next Ford.

Return Your Lease Vehicle

Donley Ford of Shelby makes returning your lease as simple and straightforward as possible. To help fit your busy schedule, we recommend scheduling an appointment. It's also a smart idea to bring your completed Vehicle Inspection and Excess Wear and Use guide with you at your appointment.

Excess Wear and Use Guidelines

Located below is a helpful chart which outlines important information regarding Excess Wear and Use. In order to avoid any Excess Wear and Use Charges, you should complete any necessary repairs prior to returning your leased vehicle. Donley Ford of Shelby can answer any questions regarding necessary repairs prior to lease turn-in.

Damage Normal Wear and Use Excess Wear and Use
Exterior body panel dings, dents and scratches Up to three (3) per panel with a diameter up to 4 inches Four (4) or more per panel or any with diameter greater than 4 inches
Glass No glass damage All glass damage is chargeable (even small cracks and chips can compromise safety)
Lenses (headlights, taillights and markers) Scratches and scuffs Cracked or broken
Wheels Scratches and gouges up to 6 inches Scratches or gouges greater than 6 inches
Tires No sidewall damage/plugs or exposed cords/belts Any sidewall damage/plugs, exposed cords/belts or tires that are not an appropriate match for the vehicle
Interior burn holes Up to two (2) per panel with diameter up to 1/8 inch Three (3) or more per panel or any with diameter greater than 1/8 inch
Interior permanent stains One (1) per panel up to 1/2 inch Two (2) per panel or any greater than 1/2 inch
Interior cuts and tears Up to two (2) per panel up to 1/2 inch Three (3) or more per panel or any greater than 1/2 inch
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