What’s Involved in Returning a Leased Car?

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If your Whittier auto lease is almost over, you might be wondering what’s involved in returning a leased car. Ocean Honda of Whittier gets a lot of questions about car leasing, like “Can you return a leased car early?” Learn more here about how returning a leased car works, and let us help you with your lease-end options. Contact our dealership near Los Angeles with any auto financing questions. We’re always happy to help.

What to Bring When Returning a Leased Car

When returning a leased car around West Covina, it’s important to be prepared so the lease return process will go as smoothly as possible. Here are some things you should bring with you when returning a leased car: 

  • All of your keys and keyfobs
  • Completed vehicle inspection report
  • Any repair receipts
  • A copy of your maintenance records
  • Your owner’s manual
  • Your original lease paperwork
  • Put all of the original equipment back in the vehicle, including floor mats and spare tire

Returning a Leased Car: Step by Step Process

You may not know that you can return your lease to Ocean Honda of Whittier even if you leased your car from another Corona dealership. Wherever you return your leased car, this is what to expect when returning a leased car:

  1. Take your vehicle to the dealership. 
  2. Someone will inspect the vehicle for any damage and check the odometer. 
  3. Any extra miles that exceed the mileage limits or excessive wear and tear are subject to fees. 
  4. Once the inspection process is complete, you can upgrade to a new Honda model for a new lease, buy out your current vehicle, or choose any new or used vehicles

Returning a Leased Car Early

Are you wondering about returning a leased car early? Check with your specific leasing company, but most allow you to return a lease early under certain circumstances. You’ll still be responsible for paying off the amount you owe, including penalty fees and other applicable fees. When returning a leased car early, you won’t be responsible for continuing to make monthly lease payments on your car, and you can still upgrade to a newer model if you want. 

Bring Your Lease Return to Ocean Honda of Whittier

Now that we’ve answered the question, “Can you return a leased car early?” bring your Honda lease return to Ocean Honda of Whittier in Whittier. Our finance team will have you in and out quickly. Browse our new vehicle specials and contact us today!

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