Have you ever rented a vehicle for an out of town drive, or simply leased a vehicle instead of buying a new one every few years? If you have done either, then surely you noticed how clean and well put together the rented car looked despite its mileage. Returning a leased car back in the same condition you received it is not always possible. Rental car companies put a lot of effort into ensuring that the vehicles they lease out are in good condition, both inside and out. That way, customers won’t hesitate to do business with them, plus they get a good return of investment from their vehicles.
Returning a leased car is not always as pleasant as when you first picked it up at the rental location. The car company may have a few questions for you, ranging from the mundane such as if the AC worked properly throughout the time you had it, to the outright weird such as if you upgraded the car’s stereo system without their permission. Your patience might be progressively wearing thinner the more questions are thrown at you.
So just to avoid this kind of unpleasant encounter with the car company, it might be a good idea to give back the car as clean and beautiful as when you got it. If the car company sees right away that you took good care of their vehicle, they wouldn’t ask too many questions anymore, and you’ll be well on your way to picking out your new leased car. Most lease contracts actually contain a clause or two regarding detailing the vehicle before returning it, hence the numerous inquiries.
Here are some of the reasons why detailing is important before returning your leased car: