How do I schedule a Toyota end of lease inspection?
Toyota Financial Services has designed its vehicle leasing program to be easy to use so that people will want to continue to want to take advantage of the service. A major component of the process comes at the end when the vehicle is inspected. A common question to come into the showroom is, ‘How do I schedule a Toyota end of lease inspection?’ Our team then thought it would be a good idea to answer this question on our blog. It’s basically a one-step process. Lease holders can contact Toyota Financial Services by calling 855-406-9937. Customers will need to have their vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN) as well as their Toyota Financial Services account number. Let’s take a look at some information you may need.
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When should a lease inspection be scheduled?
According to the information available from Toyota Financial Services, a lease-holder should schedule the vehicle’s inspection 15 to 60 days before the end of the lease date. Again, it will be very important to have both the VIN and Toyota Financial Services account number – an inspection won’t be able to be scheduled without it.
How long does the inspection take?
Of course, there is no telling exactly how long a lease-end inspection will take. A lot will depend on how much damage the inspector will need to document. However, some of the regular lease inspectors we spoke to said that the average time is about 45 minutes.
What are the inspectors looking for?
A certain amount of wear-and-tear is expected and built into the inspection formula. Lease-end inspectors are on the lookout for excessive amounts of damage that falls outside of the normal limits. Some things that could count as excessive damage include the following:
• Dings, dents, scratches on the body panels, bumpers and wheels
• Cracks, chips or excessive pitting in the windshield or other glass parts
• Tires that have not been rotated properly and show excessive wear
• Tears and stains in the upholstery that cannot be repaired
If you have any questions about the lease-end process, reach out to a Toyota of Decatur representative today.