Some lease companies charge an average of over £600 per vehicle at lease return for damage beyond Fair Wear and Tear. Fleet News reported in their June 2009 issue that "Fleet Managers are feeling the financial brunt of the leasing industry's increasingly tough stance on end-of-lease contract recharges... Some fleets are reporting increases of 20% as leasing firms look to recoup losses..." and according to International Fleet World, Mannheim, the fleet remarketing specialist, is seeing the percentage of cars assessed as damaged on return climb to over 80%.
ChipsAway Cambridge technicians are certificated by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association for successful completion of their end-of-lease fair wear and tear standard training. Our inspection and report can be presented with the same legal status as one from your leasing company.
We can certify your vehicles at lease return to avoid the imposition of inappropriate penalty charges, and where damage has occurred we can provide guaranteed repairs at discounted, fixed-price Fleet rates while the vehicle, and costs of repair, are still under your control. ChipsAway can take care of all elements of lease return, including final valeting, a photo/video condition record, and even final handover to the leasing company's collection agent.
Company Car Driver/Fleet News Magazine, in their article "How to avoid the cowboy SMART repairers" suggest a seven-point checklist to use when choosing your SMART repair supplier - we are delighted to confirm that ChipsAway Cambridge complies with all seven checks.