At Hot Wheelz, our team offer car repairs that ensure your vehicle is returned in pristine condition at the end of lease. Our lease return repairs are popular with clients throughout Kingswinford, West Midlands, and the local area, and we’re proud of the work that we undertake. Call us now to find out more!
But don't worry, we are here to guide you through it, you can download our easy to follow checklist to help you by filling out the form below.
kingswinford-based experts in lease return repairs
Start preparations early
When vehicles are returned at the end of their contract, they should be in good condition for their age and mileage. The BVRLA advises that you inspect your vehicle for damage 10 to 12 weeks before it is due to be returned. This should give you enough time to check the vehicle against the condition guidelines and arrange for any necessary repairs to be carried out.
1.) Be honest – Be as objective as possible and ask a friend to help you by providing an honest opinion
2.) Choose a good light – The finance provider will inspect your vehicle in natural daylight so you should do the same to avoid missing faults, dents or scratches that may otherwise be difficult to see otherwise.
3.) Inspect your vehicle when it’s dry – A wet car will make it much harder for you to spot scratches and dents. If the car has just been washed, or it has been raining, make sure it’s dried thoroughly before inspection.
4.) Ensure your vehicle is clean both inside and out – Water marks and dirt can mask bodywork damage and all interior upholstery must be stain-free
Now you’ve looked over your car using our checklist what’s next? First things first have a cuppa and go through what you’ve found, come down and show us if it helps and see if we agree with your findings.
How to rectify any damage
If you discover any damage that you believe is likely to incur a penalty charge as part of your inspection, you can speak to us to correct the damage before the vehicle is returned.
For small areas of damage such as chips, dents and scratches, a SMART (small and medium area repair technique) maybe done.
Our most popular work carried out on lease vehicles are;
• Machine Polishing - this removes surface scratches
• Stone Chips - we mix paint to your vehicle colour and touch in the bonnet and any chips around the vehicle
• Alloy Wheel Refurbishment - we repair any curb damage on your wheels where you may have hit a curb.
• Bumper Scuffs - we can paint part or full bumper if you've had any minor collisions.
• Dents - we can remove any small dents you may have using a technique called PDR (paintless dent removal)
But we can repair any damage you have found.
saving you money
Avoid unnecessary expense by letting our specialists refurbish your vehicle before you return it to the leasing company. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our expert technicians are able to make good any minor damage to your vehicle. This includes damaged alloy wheels, bumper scuffs, and even dents and scratches.
We take care of everything for you. With experience working inside a major leasing company Richard knows this sector very well, even if its advise your after we can help.