Your Kia Lease End- What You Need to Know at Kia of Wilmington

So, your lease contract from Kia of Wilmington is almost complete, but you might not know what needs completion and inspection before you bring it back to us from your Salem, NJ home. Well, that is why we here at Kia of Wilmington want to go over a few tips for you to remember before turning in your leased Kia Forte, Kia Niro, or Kia Sorento. This way, you can stay vigilant for anything which may incur extra fees or penalties when turning in the vehicle. It is just part of the many ways we want to provide an informative and convenient experience for you right here at Kia of Wilmington. Read on about lease-end self-assessment and come see us here on Pennsylvania Ave, we are just a short drive outside of West Chester, DE.

A Self-Assessment for Clarity

If your Kia lease near Newark, DE will be completed in at least 120 days or so, you should have already received a Lease-End Self-Assessment Kit in the mail. The kit includes a handy tool which you can use when checking the outside of the vehicle for many important signs your Kia may need repairs. Please keep these exterior features in mind:

  • Dents, dings, and scratches- Anything four inches or more must be repaired at a certified body shop
  • Chips in paint- Must not be 1/2 inch or more
  • Punctures in body
  • Tire tread: Self-Assessment kit will also have a tire tread measure- tread must be more than 1/8 inch, otherwise tires must be replaced according to measurements in Kia Owner's Manual
  • Wheel/Tire Condition: Check tires for cut/torn rubber; check wheel for cracks, scratches, or warping. Your spare tire must also be on-board.
  • Glass: check for spidering, cracking, or chipping. If tinted windows, check for bubbling or fading

On the inside of the vehicle, you must ensure that any stains, burns, or tears in the vehicle's upholstery are addressed or replaced as needed. Any repairs must be completed with an auto body repair shop or you can schedule a maintenance checkout here in Wilmington, DE at our Kia service center no later than 60 days before your lease end.

End Your Lease in Wilmington, DE

Feel free to check out the Kia Lease End Self-Assessment page at Kia USA for more information, then come down to Kia of Wilmington when you are ready to turn in your leased Kia and begin a new lease or start financing. Explore leases like the Carnival, Sportage, K5, Soul and more! We are located just a 25-minute drive away from Elkton, MD and we look forward to seeing you soon and answering any leasing questions you have!

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Kia of Wilmington

1603 Pennsylvania Ave
Directions Wilmington, DE 19806

  • Sales: 302-656-3100
  • Service: 302-656-3100
  • Parts: 302-656-3100

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