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Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny

Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:19 pm

Hey there,

So have a 3 year lease through GMAC due back in Novermber.

My understanding is tires have to be 1/8 inch 4/32 or greater. They seem to be wearing fast. How closely did they scritnizethe tires upon returning? Any tips? Hate t buy a new set f tires when i turn it in!

Also have a 3 inch or so scratch on the liftgate and some scuffs on the headliner. Its black, so might use a sharpie to make the scratch less noticeable if it doesn't buff out. Were they super strict n this stuff?


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Re: Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny

Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:38 am

Yes, No, Maybe. It's so random; some don't sweat the small stuff, but they will most likely ding you on bald tires because they have to replace them to send it to the auction.

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Re: Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny

Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:30 pm

in my case they discovered abnormal wear on the insides of both front tires (< 3/32" of tread) and together with curb rash, have come up with a total bill of $410. $85 to repair the curb rash on one side and $162 per tire including labor. the curb rash on the left rear was considered normal wear and tear and has a bill of $20 but i guess i'm not responsible for that.

we do have the XS wear insurance so this should be covered per conversation with GM.

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