What Happens At The End Of Your Ford Car Lease

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As the miles zoom past your windshield, it's only natural that you've grown attached to your Ford vehicle. Now that your lease is nearing its end, it's important to consider all of your options. You don't have to give up the unparalleled driving experience which you have come to love from your Ford. Donley Ford of Galion has assembled this useful guide which explains how to conclude your lease along with several options you have to get behind the wheel of your next Ford vehicle.

Your Lease-End Countdown

6 Months Prior - Identify Your New-Vehicle Needs

Once you are within a 6-month window of your lease ending, it's smart to begin to consider your new-vehicle needs. Whether you're in search of the latest technology or you desire a larger vehicle to accommodate your growing family -- the Ford lineup has plenty of options to suit your needs.

4 Months Prior - Receive Your Lease-End Mailing

You can expect to receive a personalized lease-end mailing approximately 4 months before your lease ends. Inside, you'll find important information which outlines your lease end options, a lease vehicle inspection sheet, and an Excess Wear and Use guide. Spend some time carefully reviewing these documents to be properly prepared for the end of your lease.

3 Months Prior - Discuss Lease-End with Donley Ford

Our team at Donley Ford of Galion is standing by to explain all of your lease-end options, clarify details about returning your lease, and to discuss your new-vehicle needs. You could qualify for one of our available programs or special offers which makes it even simpler 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

If you have moved and it's no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership which originated your lease), you are able 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

Like thousands of other drivers on the road, it's completely understandable that you've grown attached to your Ford. Not ready to say goodbye? It's possible to purchase your vehicle at lease end. A purchase option price at lease end is included in your lease contract. 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 excited about getting behind the wheel of the latest version of your current Ford model or are looking forward to choosing another Ford -- our team is standing by to help. As a returning Ford lessee, you could potentially be eligible for big savings on your next lease. Are you interested in purchasing a new Ford? Our competitive pricing along with special incentives make it easy to maximize your savings. All that you need to do is return your current lease and we'll work with you to help you select your next Ford.

Return Your Lease Vehicle

Donley Ford of Galion is here to make returning your lease as simple and straightforward as possible. To help save you time, we recommend scheduling an appointment. We also recommend having your completed Vehicle Inspection and Excess Wear and Use guide with you at your appointment.

Excess Wear and Use Guidelines

Use the helpful chart provided below for some detailed information regarding Excess Wear and Use. To help avoid any Excess Wear and Use charges, you should complete necessary repairs prior to returning your leased vehicle. In the event that you have any needs or questions about necessary repairs, Donley Ford of Galion is here for you.

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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