Giving car.back after lease endedWatch
I doubt there will be a set charge that they'll make you pay. It will depend on the severity of the scratches, how many, how long, how deep, etc. Along with any other damage the car may have.
There's no set price, it will depend on the scratches themselves. I'd expect them to be on the harsh/pricey side though because from what I've seen/heard, any slight thing with the car and they are charging you the money for it to be put right.
I am pretty certain it would have been a document you signed prior to taking delivery of the car.
Fair wear and tear are great terms but who’s idea of fair? When I’ve traded in 3 or 4 year old cars the dealers have always been really good but then they want the next sale plus they always offer less than private sale.
If there’s no incentive to “be nice” then I could see them being much stricter in order to get a bit more money.
As with everything don’t sign for the car until you understand- and get it in writing - what the standards are.
Also if you’ve any dents look into Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) specialists.
When I traded in my last car I cleaned my car and went round with a clipboard and torch.
There were fine scratches where someone parked into my rear wheel arch which I got rid of using this
Autoglym Scratch Removal Kit https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5VUK...p_mob_ap_share
There was a ding in the door from a car park which I got removed by a local PDR guy for £50 - he was fantastic, I couldn’t see the dent after at all.
I had scratches in the interior plastics in the boot from cargo that I got rid of using a heat gun on very low heat and then a plastic black product over the entire area to blend in the repair.
Meguiar's Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer Trim Restorer 355ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0044090...ing=UTF8&psc=1
There was a scrape on one of the alloys which I did see about getting repaired but after speaking with the receiving dealer I decided it wasn’t worth the money.