Sparen Sie 50 € bei Ihrer ersten Reparatur mit dem Code: Repair2Care

Sparen Sie 50 € bei Ihrer ersten Reparatur mit dem Code: Repair2Care


When you return your leased car, it should, ideally, be as good as new. Only signs of wear and tear are accepted. All damages, including major stone chips, scratches, dents and damaged rims are considered repairs 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 for thousands of dollars.

At Repair2Care, we offer cosmetic inspection and repairs at fixed competitive low prices. At the same time, we guarantee that the repair will be approved at the leasing company, and if not, we will refund your money for the repair in question.
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Returning damaged lease car

If you already know that your car is damaged, it's a good idea to have it repaired before you return the car. The leasing company will send the car to an independent repair shop anyway, and in most cases the repair bill will be higher than if you had the repairs done yourself beforehand.

It's difficult to completely avoid damage to your leased car, which is why normal wear and tear is always accepted by the leasing company. However, there are some damages that are not accepted and must be repaired before handover.

Any damage that does not include normal wear and tear, such as major stone chips, scratches, dents and damaged rims will not be accepted for the assessment and must be repaired before you return your leased car. We can perform a cosmetic car inspection at our premises, where our skilled and experienced technicians will inspect your leased car for both interior and exterior damage. We will then prepare a non-binding offer for any damage that needs to be repaired.

A car technician inspecting car for interior cosmetic damages.

Repairing damage to a leased car

Our cosmetic inspection is completely free if you accept our offer and get your damages on your leasing car repaired at one of our centres.

The most common damages that we see on lease cars include stone chips, paint scratches, dents and damaged diamond-cut wheels. In particular, we repair paint stone chips on leased cars. This type of damage may not be that great, but is still not an accepted damage. A paint stone chip can cause rust why you need to get it repaired before you return the car from leasing.

Often we repair diamond-cut wheels on leased cars. Deep scratches on alloy wheels are not accepted and should be repaired before returning. We recreate the shiny surface using our diamond-cut machine, which cuts the alloys and removes damages in the aluminium.

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. 

20% of leasing cars have cosmetic damage
2.5 damages per car on average
We repair instead of replacing


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 sent to a carwash, 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.


If you choose to let us repair your cosmetic damages, we guarantee that they will be accepted at leasing return. Should this not be the case, all repairs are covered by a money-back guarantee.