What Happens At The End Of Your Ford Car Lease

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When you drive a Ford, it's easy to grow attached to your vehicle as the miles fly by. Once your lease is reaching its conclusion, you'll have a variety of options available which make it simple to continue enjoying the world-class experience you've come to expect. Our team has assembled this helpful guide which explains how to conclude your lease along with various options to get you behind the wheel of your next Ford vehicle.

Your Lease-End Countdown

6 Months Prior - Identify Your New-Vehicle Needs

Once you're within 6 months of your lease reaching its conclusion, it's a smart idea to start considering your new-vehicle needs. Whether you're looking to upgrade to the newest technology or are searching for a larger vehicle to accommodate your growing family, you'll find plenty of great choices in the Ford lineup.

4 Months Prior - Receive Your Lease-End Mailing

Sent approximately four months before your scheduled lease-end is a personalized lease-end mailing. Inside, you'll find important information which details your lease end options, a lease vehicle inspection sheet, and an Excess Wear and Use guide. Carefully review each of these documents to be prepared for the end of your lease.

3 Months Prior - Discuss Lease-End with Donley Ford

Donley Ford of Ashland is ready to help with all your lease-end options, clarify details about returning your lease vehicle, and to discuss your new-vehicle needs. Our available programs and offers can make your transition into your next vehicle easier.

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

If you have moved and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership which originated your lease), you may 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

It's understandable that you've grown attached to your Ford. If you're not ready to part ways, it's possible to purchase your vehicle at lease-end. Included in your lease contract is a purchase option price at lease-end. To fulfill your lease obligations, you'll need to:

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

Purchase or Lease a New Ford Vehicle

If you're ready to get behind the wheel of the most current version of your current Ford model or are ready to choose another Ford -- our team is standing by to help. As a returning Ford lessee, you could be eligible for significant savings on your next lease. If you are interested in purchasing a new Ford, we have the most competitive pricing along with special incentives to maximize your savings. Simply return your current lease and we'll work with you to select your next Ford.

Return Your Lease Vehicle

We're here to make returning your lease as convenient and hassle-free as possible. We recommend scheduling an appointment to help save time. Be sure to have your completed Vehicle Inspection with you along with the Excess Wear and Use guide.

Excess Wear and Use Guidelines

The following chart provides detailed information about Excess Wear and Use. To help avoid any Excess Wear and Use charges, we recommend necessary repairs be made prior to your vehicle return. Your Ford Dealer is there for you, should you have any needs or questions about necessary repairs.

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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