Mercedes-Benz Lease Basics


Anyone that has leased a vehicle knows it can be an awesome deal. Not only do the monthly payments tend to be lower than an outright purchase, but it also allows people to trade in their luxury cars more often. That said, turning a lease back in to the dealership at the end of the term does require some foresight, and here at Fields Motorcars, we want to make sure that everything on the customer’s end goes as smoothly as possible.

That’s why the process of turning a leased vehicle back in starts somewhere around 90 days before the end of the contract. The lessor will contact you to remind you of the lease’s end, which means it’s time to get an early inspection. The benefit to this is you’ll have time to either make repairs or decide if you want the dealership to take care of them. Either way, if you do it early enough, you’ll have enough time for a second inspection at the end that may come back more favorably for you.

You also will want to use that time to make sure everything that originally came with the car finds its way back to the car. You are required to turn in everything that originally came with the vehicle, so dig those items up and get them in your trunk with plenty of time to spare.

Finally, keep in mind that there are mileage limits for leases, so as you come to the end of your lease, be keenly aware of whether you may need to budget your miles to avoid being charged overages. Smarter driving could save you a lot of money in the end!

Lakeland Mercedes-Benz owners love a good lease, but those leases turn out even better when they know what to do when the contract comes to its close. Contact our car dealers at Fields Motorcars to learn more!

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