Preparing for Lease-End

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

 

120 DAYS OUT

Research

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

90 DAYS OUT

Prepare

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

60 DAYS OUT

Decide

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

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln vehicle, visit the online showroom to explore our full vehicle lineup.

120 days research option
Get A New Lincoln
Extend My Current Lease
Purchase My Current Lincoln
Return My Lincoln
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 any excess wear & use

Not applicable

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Not applicable

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Fees

See Lincoln Retailer 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 Lincoln Retailer

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 Lincoln vehicle

Extend your lease for a predetermined timeframe

See originating Lincoln Retailer for details

Return your Lease

Get A New Lincoln
Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at lease-end

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Fees

See Lincoln Retailer for details

Contact Lincoln Retailer

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Finalize

Return your lease and pick up your new Lincoln vehicle

Extend My Current Lease
Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at lease-end

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Fees

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Contact Lincoln Retailer

Not required

Finalize

Extend your lease for a predetermined timeframe

Purchase My Current Lincoln
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 Lincoln Retailer

Schedule your appointment to purchase the vehicle

Finalize

See originating Lincoln Retailer for details

Return My Lincoln
Vehicle Inspection

Occurs at lease-end

Wear and Use

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Excess Mileage

Lessee responsible for any excess wear & use

Fees

A Disposition Fee applies to returned vehicles

Contact Lincoln Retailer

Schedule your return on or before your lease-end date

Finalize

Return your Lease

90 DAYS OUT

PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE

When you return your vehicle, its overall condition will be evaluated to determine if there is any excess (or chargeable) wear and use. 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

Before returning your vehicle, we recommend a complimentary inspection. Visit the Wear and Use page 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 1-888-498-8801 (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, Monday—Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Saturday)

Step 3: Vehicle Repairs

If your vehicle needs any repairs, your Lincoln Retailer 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 Lincoln Vehicle Showroom to find your next ride. It may be a good idea to contact your Lincoln Retailer to verify availability and order times.

 

SELECT YOUR NEW VEHICLE
  • Visit your local Lincoln Retailer and take a test drive
  • Apply online to finance with Lincoln Automotive Financial Services
Return your current vehicle
  • Contact your originating Lincoln Retailer* to schedule your vehicle return
  • Discuss excess mileage charges with your originating Lincoln retailer*
  • 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 Lincoln Retailer (the retailer that originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Lincoln Retailer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Lincoln Retailer, 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 Lincoln Retailer. * 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 Lincoln Retailer* 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 Lincoln Retailer (the retailer that originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Lincoln Retailer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Lincoln Retailer, 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 Lincoln Retailer* to schedule your vehicle return
  • Discuss excess mileage charges with your originating Lincoln Retailer* 
  • 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 Lincoln Retailer (the retailer that originated your lease), you may return or purchase your lease vehicle through any participating Lincoln Retailer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Lincoln Retailer, please contact Customer Support.

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