Lease Return Guide - Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls

Are you approaching the end date of your lease contract? As you begin to consider your options as the end of your lease gets closer, Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls is here to help guide you through the lease-end process. Our team of experienced sales professionals will provide you with all of your available options for concluding your lease, even if you didn't originally lease it from us! We're here to make the process as smooth as possible.

What Are My Chevrolet Lease-End Options?

Chevrolet Equinox

Option 1: Find Your Next Chevrolet

Excited to continue your Chevrolet experience by leasing or buying a new model? Simply return your leased vehicle and choose your next one from our extensive selection of inventory.

Option 2: Purchase Your Leased Vehicle

It's certainly easy to understand that you've grown attached to your Chevrolet. At any point in your lease, you'll have the option to purchase your leased vehicle outright. The purchase price can be found in your lease contract. Our team will be happy to help you with the purchasing process.

Option 3: Return Your Leased Vehicle

No matter where you originally leased your Chevrolet, you can return your expiring lease right here at Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls! We're standing by to simplify your lease return process. For your convenience, we recommend that you schedule your pre-return inspection ahead of time and review the Wear-and-Use policy outlined in your lease contract. Why waste time driving all the way back to where you originally leased your Chevrolet just to turn it in? Save time and hassle by returning it here at Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls.

Guide to Returning Your Leased Chevrolet

Chevrolet Tahoe

The first step towards returning your leased vehicle is to have a pre-return inspection completed. Offered at no cost to you, we recommend having this inspection completed within 120 days of lease-end. You can schedule this inspection at the dealership or at home or work for your convenience by visiting To help you get ready, below is a list of chargeable items as explained in the Wear-and -Use guide. For full details, refer to your Lease Agreement.

Normal ✔Excess ❌
  • Fewer than 4 dings per panel, less than 2"
  • 1 dent or 2 scratches (equal to or less than 4") per panel
  • Cracked glass equal to or less than 1/2" in diameter
  • Hail damage or punctures on any panel
  • 1 dent or 2 scratches (more than 4") per panel
  • Cracked glass more than 1/2" in diameter or spidered cracks
Normal ✔Excess ❌
  • Removable stains and minor carpet wear
  • Upholstery holes equal to or less than 1/8"
  • Tears equal to or less than 1/2"
  • Permanent stains
  • Upholstery holes more than 1/8"
  • Tears more than 1/2"
Wheels & Tires
Normal ✔Excess ❌
  • Original manufacturer wheels
  • Undamaged tires with minimum 4/32" tread
  • Wheels with scratches or gouges equal to or less than 3"
  • Manufacturer recommended tire size and speed rating, regardless of tire brand
  • Mismatched tire size and speed rating
  • Wheels with scratches or gouges more than 3"
  • Tire tread under 4/32"
Normal ✔Excess ❌
  • No missing equipment or broken parts
  • No instrument panel warning lights or messages illuminated
  • Cracked headlights
  • Mechanical defects
  • Missing equipment, including keys and key fobs (see page 5)
  • Instrument panel warning lights or messages illuminated

Chevrolet Lease Return Checklist

Chevrolet Traverse

Here are a few additional helpful tips for ensuring a smooth lease return process.

  • Clean your vehicle inside and out.
  • Clear all personal data from the vehicle, including garage door codes, saved phone numbers, app data, and saved addresses in navigation. For complete instructions, see your Owner's Manual.
  • Don't forget your personal items including:
    • Sunglasses
    • Tollway tags and parking passes
    • Phone chargers
    • Garage door openers
    • Aftermarket wheels
  • Make sure all equipment is present including:
    • All keys and key fobs
    • Owner's manual
    • Entertainment system headphones (if applicable)
    • Other accessories included in the lease package
    • Original manufacturer wheels at the time of the lease
    • Power charging cables for electric vehicles
    • Third-row seat (if applicable)

Our team looks forward to helping you discuss your lease-end options here at Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls. Simply schedule an appointment at your convenience using the button below to get started!

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