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Lease End Process

We'll make your lease-end experience easy

You have options when your lease ends.

At lease-end you have three great options. Whichever you choose, Ford Credit is committed to making your lease-end experience smooth and convenient.

Be sure to discuss these choices with your Ford Dealer. They can help you decide which choice will be right for you. Refer to your Red Carpet Lease Agreement for full details.

Financing That Puts You Behind the Wheel

Ford Credit offers a variety of competitive financing options with benefits and features designed to make driving home in a new Ford affordable and convenient.

To assist you in making your vehicle decision, we've provided some important information to consider when thinking about your next vehicle purchase.

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  •    Determine Your Vehicle Wants and Needs
    It is important your new Ford meet your functional needs as well as be exciting to drive. Establishing a list of your wants and needs will help guide your purchase decision.

    Things to consider:
    • Seating, Capacity and Towing to accommodate passengers and cargo
    • Cost of Ownership (ex. fuel, insurance, maintenance)
    • Performance and Handling
    • Comfort, Convenience and Style
  •    Identify Your Ford Vehicle Choice
    Once you have determined your vehicle wants and needs, look for Ford vehicles that suit the style, functionality and performance you are looking for.

    Now the fun part:
  •    Consider Your Budget
    Once you have identified your new Ford vehicle choices, it's time to consider your budget. Be sure to take into consideration everyday vehicle ownership expenses, such as insurance, fuel and scheduled maintenance.

    Be sure to take advantage of the:
  •    Make Your Financing Choice with Ford Credit
    The decision to finance or lease can depend on how often you like to change vehicles, your driving habits and the vehicles intended use. Determine which selection best fits you and your lifestyle.

    Lease a Vehicle - Reserve the option to return or buy

    Lease payments are usually lower than similar term finance payments. You also have the flexibility of three options at lease-end.

    Ford Credit's Red Carpet Lease has its advantages and unique benefits:
    • Variety of popular terms, including our popular 24/36 month leases
    • Seven mileage options to choose from
    • Customize your vehicle at time of purchase with approved accessories
    • After satisfying your lease-end obligations, your choice of three great options at lease-end:

    Finance a Vehicle - Make it yours

    Vehicle ownership can be the ultimate reward whether you're considering a new or Certified Pre-Owned Ford vehicle.

    Ownership also has its advantages and provides unique benefits:
    • Variety of popular terms are available
    • No mileage limits or excess wear and use charges
    • Customize your vehicle at any time
    • Each payment helps build vehicle equity toward future trade-in
    Need help making your Buy vs. Lease decision? Answer a few questions and we'll help point you in the right direction. It's so easy, you'll have your answer in no time.
  •    Time to Get Started - Apply for Credit Online
    Ford Credit brings over 50 years of experience for financing that's right for you. See your local Ford Dealer and look to Ford Credit for a full range of outstanding financial products and services. Apply for credit now.
Red Carpet Lease provides the lessee listed on the Lease Agreement the option to purchase their leased vehicle. Taking the following steps will help ensure a smooth and convenient vehicle purchase.

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  •    Obtain a Purchase Option Price
    The Red Carpet Lease Agreement includes the purchase option price at lease-end. To obtain your leased vehicle's current purchase price prior to lease-end:
    Both also offer the option of a written confirmation by mail.
  •    Contact Your Originating Dealer*
    Take this opportunity to discuss with your Ford Dealer:
    • Your vehicle purchase option
    • The final purchase price, including taxes and other charges
    • Your appointment to purchase your leased vehicle on, or before, your scheduled lease-end date. This will ensure that your Ford Dealer is ready to assist you as needed.
  •    Purchase Your Leased Vehicle
    Purchase your vehicle from your originating dealer* by the lease-end date. To fulfill your lease obligations, you need to:
    • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations
    • Facilitate lease-end requirements, such as reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law)
    • Complete your vehicle purchase transaction

    Please note that failure to complete lease-end transactions by your lease-end date could result in additional charges as described in your Red Carpet Lease Agreement.

Red Carpet Lease provides the option of returning the vehicle at lease-end. Taking the following steps and completing our Vehicle Return Checklist will help ensure a smooth and convenient vehicle return.

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  •    Excess Wear and Use Assessment
    Prior to vehicle return, its overall condition will be evaluated to determine if there is any Excess (or chargeable) Wear and Use. To help you assess the condition of your vehicle and excess mileage, refer to Excess Wear and Use.

    Your Lease Vehicle Inspection identifies Excess Wear and Use your vehicle has. Identifying Excess Wear and Use before vehicle return allows you time to process claims for damage covered under your insurance policy.

  •    Contact Your Originating Dealer*
    Take this opportunity to discuss with your Ford Dealer:
    • Your vehicle return option
    • Questions about Excess Wear and Use or Excess Mileage you have
    • Your replacement vehicle needs
    • Your appointment to return your leased vehicle on, or before, your scheduled lease-end date. This will ensure that your Ford Dealer is ready to assist you as needed.
  •    Consider Vehicle Repairs
    Your Ford Dealer can provide any desired repairs, genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, service and the expertise necessary to prepare your vehicle for return.

    Retain copies of all repair receipts to verify repairs have been completed when returning your vehicle.
  •    Prepare Your Vehicle for Return
    Remove any personal items from the vehicle. Check areas including:
    • Seat Backs, Sun Visors and Under Seats
    • Compartments (e.g. Center Console, Glove Box, Eyeglass Holder, Spare Tire)
    • Media & Devices (e.g. CD, DVD, USB, MP3)

    Gather items that came with your vehicle. These items include:
    • All Keys & Key Fobs
    • DVD Headphones & Remote
    • Navigation Media (e.g. DVD, Memory Card)
    • Cargo Covers
    • Luggage Crossbars
    • Floor Mats
    • Owner's Manuals
    • Wheel Rims on the vehicle at lease origination
    • Any other items that came with the vehicle
  •    Return Your Leased Vehicle
    Return your vehicle to your originating dealer* by the lease-end date. Remember to bring any repair receipts as well as all keys and key fobs. To fulfill your lease obligations, you need to:
    • Satisfy any remaining financial obligations
    • Facilitate lease-end requirements, such as reviewing and signing the Odometer Statement (required by federal law)
    • Complete your vehicle return transaction

    Please note that failure to complete lease-end transactions by your lease-end date could result in additional charges as described in your Red Carpet Lease Agreement.

Disclaimer

* If you have moved and it is no longer convenient to return to your originating dealer (the dealership which originated your lease), you may return or purchase your leased vehicle through any participating Ford Dealer. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance. If you are unable to locate a participating Ford Dealer, please contact our Customer Service Center.

 
 
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