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When you return your leased car, it must be as good as new. Only signs of wear and tear are accepted. All damage, including major stone chips, scratches, dents and damaged rims are considered repairs that you have to pay for. The assessment of these damages is based on standard price lists from the car dealer's workshop and are often very expensive. Many have experienced being presented with a bill of thousands of dollars. At Repair2Care, we offer a cosmetic inspection and repairs at fixed competitive low prices. At the same time, we guarantee that the repair will be approved, and if not, we will refund your money for the repair in question.
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Returning damaged lease car

When you return your leased car, the leasing company takes the car to an independent workshop that will inspect the car for any damages. The workshop then prepares a report of the car's damage, as well as a breakdown of the costs. You will get this bill.

When returning your leased car there will be costs related to the damages that may have occured while the car has been in your possesion. Regardless, these damages must be repaired to restore the car to as close to new condition as possible.

You can leave the responsibility for repairing the damages on your leased car to the leasing company and accept the bill for the damages. The price for this service can sometimes fall into the higher price range, as leasing companies adhere to predetermined price lists. Therefore, it may be advantageous for you to have any damages repaired yourself before returning the vehicle.

A car technician inspecting car for interior cosmetic damages.

Repairing damage to a leased car

Before you return your car at the end of the lease, you have the option to undergo a cosmetic car inspection at one of our centres. Our skilled and experienced technicians meticulously examine your car for both interior and exterior damages, after which we provide a non-binding offer for any necessary repairs on the vehicle.

Our inspection is completely free if you accept the offer and proceed with getting a damage repaired.

Additionally, you also have the option to treat your leased car to a luxury wash before returning it. Our professional washing and waxing treatment restores the car's shiny and colorful finish, ensuring it is returned in the best possible condition. Furthermore, you have the option to add a cabin air cleaning treatment to the car. This treatment effectively cleans the air and surfaces inside the vehicle, guaranteeing that you return your leased car without unpleasant odors or bacteria-infested surfaces.

Last stop before return of lease

Leasing companies accept general wear and tear, but damages such as stone chips, scratches, dents and damaged wheels should be repaired before return of lease. We make sure that your car is ready for end of lease by repairing any cosmetic damage. 

13 % of leasing cars have cosmetic damage
2.5 damages per car on average
We repair instead of replace


The advantage of getting a cosmetic inspection of your leased car is that you avoid expensive bills when you have to return your car at the end of the lease. Additionally, you ensure that you return the car in the same condition as when you received it.

Below you will find answers to the most common questions regarding return of leased cars and handling of damages on leased vehicles.
Which are the most common damage on a leased car?
Who is responsible for repairs on a leased car?
Who pays for repairs on a leased car?
What happens if you damage a leased car?

The most common damages that occur on a leased car is:

  • Larger and smaller dents
  • Bumps, notches or scratches on alloy wheels
  • Paint scratches

These are examples of types of damage that you probably will end up paying for, when you return your car from leasing. Additionally, you may risk getting a bill, if you return your car in dirty condition. Therefore, it can be a great idea to get a professionel car wash before you return the car from leasing.

Typically, you are responsible for getting your leased car repaired unless it says otherwise in your leasing contract. Therefore, you are responsible for getting any damage repaired on the car, such as scratches, bumps or other types of damage.

Please refer to your leasing contract to specifications regarding the types of damages for which you bear responsibility.

If your leasing car gets damaged, you will typically be responsible for the cost of repairs, unless your lease contract states otherwise.

If you damage a leased car, it is generally your responsibility to have the damage repaired, unless something else is stated in your leasing contract.

You can certainly return a damaged leased car, but you will most likely receive a bill for repairing the damage. Therefore, you also have the option of repairing the damage yourself before returning the car.