Preparing for Lease-End

Explore and compare your options below and learn what steps to take as you approach the end of your lease

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120 Days Out

RESEARCH

Compare your lease-end options and decide which is right for you. Ford Credit is ready to help make the experience easy and convenient for you.

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90 Days Out

PREPARE

Scheduling your complimentary inspection before returning your vehicle provides information that can help you avoid unexpected lease-end charges.

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60 Days Out

DECIDE

Determine your vehicle needs and schedule time to talk with your originating dealer about next steps.

Make the lease-end process easier and stay organized with our Inspection Checklist.

120 Days Out

RESEARCH YOUR OPTIONS

We’re here to help you with the lease-end process so you can focus on finding your next Ford vehicle. Use the chart below to compare your options and decide which one is right for you. If you decide to lease or purchase a new Ford vehicle, visit the online showroom to explore our full vehicle line-up.

We’re here to help you with the lease-end process so you can focus on finding your next Ford vehicle. Use the chart below to compare your options and decide which one is right for you. If you decide to lease or purchase a new Ford vehicle, visit the online showroom to explore our full vehicle line-up.

120 days out compare table

Get A New Ford

Extend My Current Lease

Purchase My Current Ford*

Return My Ford

Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at Lease End

Occurs at Lease End

Not required

Occurs at Lease End

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Lessee responsible for excess wear & use

Not applicable

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Not applicable

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Fees

See dealer for details

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Applicable taxes and other official fees (license, title, or registration) may be charged

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Contact Dealership

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Not required

Schedule your appointment to purchase the vehicle

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Finalize

Return your lease and pick up your new Ford vehicle

Extend your lease for a predetermined timeframe

See originating dealer for details

Return your lease

 

Get A New Ford

Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at Lease End

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Fees

See dealer for details

Contact Dealership

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Finalize

Return your lease and pick up your new Ford vehicle

Extend My Current Lease

Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at Lease End

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Fees

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Contact Dealership

Not required

Finalize

Extend your lease for a predetermined timeframe

Purchase My Current Ford*

Vehicle Inspection

Not required

Wear and Use

Not applicable

Excess Mileage

Not applicable

Fees

Applicable taxes and other official fees (license, title, or registration) may be charged

Contact Dealership

Schedule your appointment to purchase the vehicle

Finalize

See originating dealer for details

Return My Ford

Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at Lease End

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess mileage

Fees

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Contact Dealership

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Finalize

Return your lease

 

 * Electric vehicles may not be eligible for purchase at lease-end, please refer to your contract for details.

90 Days Out

PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE

When you return your vehicle, its overall condition will be evaluated to determine if there is any excess wear and use (or chargeable) . Identifying excess wear and use before your vehicle return gives you time to process claims for damage covered under your insurance policy or to make any other needed repairs.

When you return your vehicle, its overall condition will be evaluated to determine if there is any excess wear and use (or chargeable) . Identifying excess wear and use before your vehicle return gives you time to process claims for damage covered under your insurance policy or to make any other needed repairs.

Step 1: Self-Assess Wear and Use

Visit the Wear and Use page and download the Wear and Use Evaluator Card and Checklist to help you assess the condition of your vehicle.

Step 2: Lease-End Inspection

Once you have completed the self-assessment using the Wear and Use guidelines, you can schedule a complimentary pre-inspection within 60-days of your lease-end date.

If you are unable to schedule an inspection online, please call 800-727-7000 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST, Mon-Fri)

Step 3: Vehicle Repairs

If your vehicle needs any repairs, your Ford Dealer has expert techs and quality service along with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts to help ensure your vehicle is ready for return. Retain copies of all repair receipts to verify completed repairs when returning your lease vehicle.

60 Days Out

DECIDE ON NEXT STEPS

As you approach the end of your lease, there are four ways to move forward. No matter where you decide to go, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Click on the direction you’d like to take below and we will help you finalize your lease-end.

Visit the online Ford Vehicle Showroom to find your next ride. It may be a good idea to contact your dealer to verify availability and order times.

 

Select your new vehicle

Return your current vehicle

  • Contact your originating dealer* to schedule your vehicle return
  • Discuss Excess Mileage charges with your originating dealer*
  • Make any required repairs to avoid excess wear and use charges
  • Remove all personal items from the vehicle
  • Return all items that came with the vehicle (all key fobs, floor mats, cargo nets, Owner’s Manual, etc.)
  • Bring any repair receipts
  • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations
  • Facilitate all lease-end requirements including reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law)

*If you have moved, and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership which originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Ford Dealer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Ford Dealer, please contact Customer Support.

Under certain circumstances, you may be able to extend your lease. Sign in to Account Manager to see if this option is available to you.

 

How to find out if you are eligible for extension

  • Log in to Account Manager to see if you’re eligible for a lease-end extension 
  • Or contact Customer Support for additional help with lease-end extension

To obtain your vehicle’s purchase price prior to lease-end, login to Account Manager or contact Customer Support. Discuss your vehicle purchase options and the final purchase price, including taxes and other charges, with your originating dealer*. Electric vehicles may not be eligible for purchase at lease-end, please refer to your contract for details.

 

Prepare to purchase your Ford lease

  • Schedule an appointment with your originating dealer* to purchase the vehicle 
  • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations 
  • Facilitate all lease-end requirements including reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law) 
  • Complete lease-end transactions by your lease-end date to avoid additional charges as described in your Red Carpet Lease Agreement.

 

*If you have moved, and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership that originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Ford Dealer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Ford Dealer, please contact Customer Support.

 

Complete lease-end transactions by your lease-end date to avoid additional charges as described in your Red Carpet Lease Agreement.

 

Prepare Your Vehicle Return

  • Contact your originating dealer* to schedule your vehicle return
  • Discuss excess mileage charges with your originating dealer* 
  • Make any required repairs to avoid excess wear and use charges
  • Remove all personal items from the vehicle Return all items that came with the vehicle (all key fobs, floor mats, cargo nets, Owner’s Manual, etc.) 
  • Bring any repair receipts 
  • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations 
  • Facilitate all lease-end requirements including reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law)

 

*If you have moved, and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership that originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Ford Dealer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Ford Dealer, please contact Customer Support.

Need more help? Find answers to lease-end questions and more on the FAQ page.