1. Q: What does the lease return process entail?
A: Although many Leases differ from Lender to Lender, a basic lease
return will consist of a simple visual inspection of the vehicle, taking
record of the current mileage on the vehicle, and signing a receipt
acknowledging that the vehicle was returned. If your bank has other
requirements that you were made aware of, or you had recently had the
vehicle inspected by your bank, please bring that information with you
as it will be helpful in the proper termination of your lease.
2. Q: What if I am over on the mileage allowed on my lease and/or there is damage or excessive wear and tear to the vehicle?
A:Your mileage allowance and applicable penalty was predetermined at
the inception of your lease. Typically, lenders charge between $0.15 to
$0.25 per mile over your allowance, although this amount varies. Wear
and tear is generally determined to be "excessive" if there is damage to
the car beyond a reasonable expectation for the length of time you had
the vehicle. This, too, varies from lender to lender but can usually be
defined once the lender has inspected your vehicle. Most lenders will
bill you for the mileage penalty and excess wear and tear after the
vehicle has been picked up from the dealership. Often times,
Mercedes-Benz of Valencia can make penalty payments, if any, on your
behalf. We can also absorb these additional costs upon you leasing a new
Mercedes-Benz to replace your current lease from us. Please see our
Lease Return Specialists for details.
3.Q Are there any other lease turn in or disposition fees that I should be aware of?
A:These fees, commonly known as disposition fees, are predetermined at
the inception of your lease. Please refer to your original lease
contract to determine if such a fee is applicable. Many lenders charge
between $400 and $800 for the final disposition of a lease.
4.Q: When do I get my security deposit back?
A:If your lease required a security deposit, this money will be sent to
you, less any mileage and/or wear and tear penalties. Please refer to
your original lease contract to determine if a securtiy deposit was
5.Q:What should I bring with me to the dealership when I terminate my leased vehicle?
A:Bring your lease agreement, any recent inspection reports, spare
keys, vehicle manual and your maintenance records on the vehicle can be
helpful in expediting your lease return. Your lender may charge you for
missing items such as spare keys or other equipment that came with the
We the Mercedes-Benz Lease Return Center
specialists, will make every effort to make your lease turn-in a
comfortable experience. Should you decide to purchase your leased
Mercedes-Benz or replace it with a new Mercedes-Benz, your Mercedes-Benz
Lease Return Center specialists are eager to serve you!