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TURNING IN MY LEASED VEHICLE?

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Every day thousands of people are faced with the task of returning their vehicle because their lease is up. Prior to this step, we try to clean up our vehicle to make it look as good as new; like the day we drove it off the lot.


For some, this is no big deal; for others, well let’s say there’s a little more wear and tear on the vehicle than we expected. Over time - in our everyday use at the supermarket, school, mall, vacation, etc. - our car doesn’t look as good as it did. We start to notice dents, scrapes, tears and holes, don’t worry we can help.


In most cases, the dealer will allow a certain amount of wear and tear to the vehicle. This might include a few minor dents and wear to the interior seats and carpet. However, if you have exceeded the limits to the terms and conditions, you will need to pay an additional cost when you turn your car in.

Usually, these costs are extremely high. The dealer will inspect the vehicle to see if there is damage such as a ripped headliner, cracked bumper, ripped or torn leather seats, scuffed or scraped rims, holes in carpet, dents to the exterior body, pitted paint, damaged dash, torn armrest, damaged door, bald tires, etc.

When the time comes to turn the vehicle in, you hope they don’t notice any of these damages that were just mentioned. Unfortunately, they usually spot these damages and you are left with an additional cost.


Recon Pros Auto Upholstery & Reconditioning can help restore your vehicle to its “like new” state and save you hundreds of dollars in the process. We specialize in repairs and restoration.

Let me give an example. Let’s say you were moving a large item into your vehicle’s back seat that really should be in the back of a pick-up truck. In the process, you damage the door panel with a cut or slice to the vinyl, cloth or plastic. A new door panel can cost -depending on the make of the vehicle - upwards of $400.00. However, we can repair that same panel for approximately $95.00.

Call us to set up an appointment at 949 276-2242. We give free estimates!


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