Lease car hand back – avoid the hefty penalties

July 19, 2019

Scott Sibley, managing director of Shiremoor-based Redgate Lodge, shares his tips on how to save the dreaded fines when returning a lease car

Drivers who choose to finance their car by lease, contract hire, or PCP (personal contract purchase) are increasingly facing substantial fines from finance companies looking to profit from the misfortune of their customers.

It’s true that the cost of financing a car has never been cheaper with rates at an all-time low and many different packages available.

But to generate additional income at the end of a contract hire, PCP or lease agreement, many finance companies are now employing specialists to scrutinise the return vehicle with the aim of levying big charges for minor damage like scratches, scrapes and kerbing.

Often, the cost to repair damage before returning financed vehicles far outweighs the cost of the associated fine.

At Redgate Lodge, we have an on-site bodyshop headed up by a former BMW paint technician who has many years of experience and are uniquely placed to assist you in any bodywork repair issues.

From a minor dent and kerb damaged wheel, right through to a full respray, we have the facilities and experience to deliver a top-quality repair and finish. We also work closely with insurers and specialists, such as Winns Solicitors.

At Redgate Lodge, we will always find the cheapest yet most effective way to complete any repairs with the minimum fuss and inconvenience. Courtesy cars are also available.

Call on the number to the left for specialist advice, visit our Facebook page by searching ‘Redgate Lodge Bodyshop’ or visit us at our site in Shiremoor for an immediate, no obligation quotation.

Redgate Lodge Bodyshop
New York Rd, Shiremoor, NE27 0ER
Tel: 0191 2661081

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