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Prepare your next steps

To best prepare for lease end, familiarize yourself with your lease contract, terms and potential charges. You’ll find details about the process and options in these lease-end guides. We’ll also mail one to you about four months before maturity. You may receive emails with more info, tips and offers, so keep an eye on your inbox.

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Lease End Guides

Your Options

No matter your decision, here is how you can keep moving forward.

Lease or Buy New

Explore current offers for your next new ride.


Purchase Your Lease Vehicle

Talk to your dealer about your options.


Return Your Lease

Schedule your Pre-Return Inspection with our third-party vendor AutoVin.


Loyalty Rewarded

As stated in your lease agreement, GM Financial lessees may be charged a disposition fee at a flat rate after returning their vehicle, covering the cost of preparing the vehicle for resale.

As a way of saying thank you, the fee may be waived for customers who buy or lease a new GM vehicle at lease end or exercise the purchase option in their lease agreement.

Pre-Return Inspection

A Pre-Return Inspection is optional, but beneficial to get ahead of any repairs that may need to be addressed prior to returning the vehicle. Make getting a new vehicle at the end of your lease as smooth as possible by scheduling a complimentary pre-return inspection. Here are three benefits:

Complimentary Service

GM Financial uses a third-party service, AutoVIN, to provide pre-return inspections. It’s free to you and can potentially save you money since you’ll get a condition report of your vehicle prior to lease end.

Peace of Mind

The inspection can help identify excess miles and any excess wear you could be charged for at the end of your lease. From there, you can decide to either make the repairs or budget for additional charges when you turn in your vehicle.

Convenient Scheduling

Your pre-return inspection can take place at home, at work or at your dealership. Have your VIN and GM Financial account number nearby and schedule your appointment at Have questions? Message us in MyAccount.

Inspection Guidelines

Follow the excess wear guidelines below to get ahead of any repairs that may need to be addressed prior to returning the vehicle.

Pro Tip: Have your lease-end guideline tool located in your lease-end brochure handy for self-inspection.

A clean car with normal damage
Good To Go!
  • Fewer than 4 dings (less than 2") per panel
  • 1 dent (equal to or less than 4") or 1 scratch (less than 6") per panel
  • Cracked glass less than 1/2" in diameter
A car with a dent and excess damage
Needs Repair
  • 4 or more dings per panel
  • 1 dent over 4" or 1 scratch equal to or over 6" per panel
  • Cracked glass equal to or more than 1/2" in diameter or spidered cracks

Clean upholstery with normal damage
Good To Go!
  • Removeable stains and minor carpet wear
  • Upholstery holes equal to or less than 1/8"
  • Tears equal to or less than 1/2"
Upholstery with a hole
Needs Repair
  • Permanent stains
  • Upholstery holes more than 1/8"
  • Tears more than 1/2"

Normal tire tread being measured
Good To Go!
  • Original manufacturer wheels
  • Undamaged tires with a minimum 4/32" tread1
  • Wheels with scratches or gouges equal to less than 3"
  • Manufacturer's recommended tire size and speed rating, regardless of tire brand

1 Michelin Premier LTX tires with tread under 2/32” is considered excess wear.

A damaged wheel
Needs Repair
  • Tires that are not of the same size and specifications as the original equipment (equal speed rating and, if applicable, self-seal or run-flat)
  • Tires that are mismatched
  • Wheels with scratches or gouges more than 3"
  • Tire tread under 4/32"

No defects
Good To Go!
  • No missing equipment or broken parts
  • No instrument panel warning lights or messages illuminated
Missing knob on entertainment console
Needs Repair
  • Cracked headlights
  • Mechanical defects
  • Missing equipment, including keys and key fobs
  • Instrument panel warning lights or messages illuminated

  • View your total mileage allowance on your lease agreement by logging in to your MyAccount.


What To Expect


Schedule an Inspection



Turn In Your Vehicle

Before Turning in Your Vehicle

Download the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need at the time of turn-in. Ask the dealer to record the mileage.

Convenient Turn-In

Upon your vehicle return, you’ll get a check-in receipt and odometer statement. Learn more around our new check-in process.

After Returning Your Vehicle

Lease-End Liability Invoice

You should expect to receive your lease-end liability invoice up to 30-45 days after your vehicle has been returned.

Flexible Payment Options

Find the best payment option that works for you, or use My GM Rewards points to pay your bill by logging in to MyAccount and click "Pay with Points".

Waived Disposition Fee

Your disposition fee could be waived if you lease or buy a new GM vehicle at lease end. Explore our current offers to find your next ride.

Help and Support

Get Answers

Have questions about your lease end or final bill? Get answers from our Customer Experience team.

Log in to MyAccount or the GM Financial Mobile app to send a message to our Customer Experience team.

Text* LEASE END to 53721

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