Complimentary Lease Inspection

We accept Mercedes-Benz lease returns, even if you've never leased from us.

Ask about our COMPLIMENTARY lease turn-in pre-inspection.

Whether you purchased your lease from us or not, we encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary lease turn-in pre-inspection. Save time and money by knowing exactly what your vehicles needs before it's time to hand over the keys. Our experts will assist you through the process and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Tips for returning your leased Mercedes-Benz
If you don't have plans to purchase your leased vehicle, you will need to get familiar with the lease return process. To ensure a smooth transition into your next Mercedes-Benz, please keep these items in mind.

  • Don't get caught off-guard. Schedule a Complimentary Lease Inspection with one of our qualified representatives. We will inspect your vehicle for damage or excessive wear and provide an end-of-lease plan for you.
  • If damage does exist, our team is well suited to assist you with addressing any issues and minimizing any additional lease charges.
  • At the end of the lease, you will need to return your lease brochure, both sets of keys, all equipment that issued at the time of the lease, maintenance records and owner's manual.
  • Learn about our Loyalty Accelerator Program and your options to upgrade your Mercedes-Benz.

The Credit Card Test® - Vehicle Condition Guidelines
Interior and Exterior
The following vehicle conditions will result in excess wear and use charges:
  • Holes, cracks, gouges, tears, or cuts in the sheet metal or bumper, regardless of size.
  • Dents that are larger than the size of a credit card.
  • Scratches that are through the paint and larger than the size of a credit card.
  • The sixth and each subsequent scratch per panel that is through the paint and smaller that the size of a credit card.
  • Damaged safety items, regardless of size (e.g., torn seat belts).
  • Glass or lights that have cracks, stars, holes, or plugs (a star is a chip with one or more legs, and a plug is considered unsafe for vehicles with supplemental restraint systems).
  • Collective damage, regardless of size, that is caused by a single event (e.g., hail damage).

Examples of excessive wear and use:
This is an example of a large fender scratch which qualifies as excessive wear and use on a Mercedes-Benz lease vehicle.
Large fender scratch.

This is an example of a torn seat which does not pass the Credit Card® Test on a Mercedes-Benz lease.
Torn seat.

This is an example of large dent. This will not pass the Mercedes-Benz Credit Card Test. 
Large dent.
This is an example of a star in the windshield. Under the excessive wear and use guidelines, this will not pass inspection. 
Star in windshield.

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Will your lease return will be bittersweet? Or will you be happy to trade out your Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, GLA, or GLC for a different model? While Mercedes-Benz leasing makes it easy to customize a flexible schedule in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, or Hillsborough, all good things must come to an end--and it's important to know all of the options available to you when it's time to return your leased luxury car at the end of your term.Refresh and Start Anew: Lease a New Mercedes-Benz

This is an exceptionally popular choice for drivers in the Durham area. Luxury vehicles, in particular, make leasing an excellent value, as you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the same 24-month, 36-month, or 42-month period over buying. To trade up to a new Mercedes-Benz lease, all you need to do is hand us the keys to the old lease car and pick out your new model. We'll handle the rest.

The perks: Drive a brand-new luxury car; stay on top of the best new features and equipment; enjoy lower monthly payments on a more premium model when compared to buying new.

A Perfect Match: Buy Your Mercedes-Benz

If you simply fell in love with driving your Mercedes-Benz sedan, coupe, or SUV, it's easy to hold onto it--we'll help you set up easy financing to turn your lease into a loan. Often, your monthly payments won't change by much, if at all. Not sure which is going to be the best fit for you? See our Lease vs Buy Page to mull over the two options.

The perks: No more mileage limits; build equity in your vehicle with your payments; enjoy the freedom of full car ownership.

Six in One, Half-Dozen in the Other: End Your Lease in Durham

While this is a more rare option among luxury cars, you absolutely have the option to return your Mercedes-Benz and do nothing. All we require from you is a settlement of any outstanding charges--that is, excess wear and tear, applicable mileage charges, outstanding tickets, etc. However, once any remaining payments are settled, you are free to simply walk away.

The perks: You don't need to decide what to do right away; you can choose to finance with another source; you can choose to return at another time that's convenient to you.

Can't Decide? Use Expert Resources at Mercedes-Benz of Durham, or Contact Us for Assistance

There are a huge variety of factors that go into making the decision whether to lease again, to buy, or to choose another option. At Mercedes-Benz of Durham, our leasing specialists can help guide you through the process. We'll look at your driving style, your ideal payment budget, even your daily commute, and help you decide if Mercedes-Benz lease benefits will continue to be the right fit for you.