in late march 2020, my 3-year lease on my 2017 bolt will be up. as partially discussed in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8410
, i thought that there would be more EV choices available by now but its not looking like it. i might be in for a 2020 bolt if chevy makes improvements, but not sure if it will actually exist in march 2020 and it might not be a good idea to jump at it if it is just brand-new at that time. so i'm thinking i'll just return the car and wait for a while for a new/better BEV.
i know absolutely nothing about this as the bolt is the first car i've ever leased. i have some questions:
1) i assume that the dealer the car was purchased at is not necessarily involved since the leasing company owns the car. is that correct?
2) what is the exact process for end-of-lease? i assume the leasing company contacts me with instructions? i've heard that people can schedule an inspection at their home, rather than at the dealer. is that correct? does the leasing company come to pick up the car or do they expect it to be delivered by the customer to the (or a) dealer?
3) if lease extension is a possibility, how is this arranged?
4) finally, the car is in really good shape overall, though there is some curb rash on the passenger side wheels. sort of bad on the front. is this kind of thing considered normal wear and tear? i've heard the "credit card rule" but of course since this is a wheel the damage is kind of long and narrow, and can not be fully covered by a credit card. i do have the extended lease warranty which i understand is supposed to cover things like this, but true to form i have no official documentation about this warranty, just the line item on my lease saying i paid for it.