Leasing is now a very popular way to own a new vehicle without the upfront cost of buying a new car. You pay a small deposit and then continued monthly payments and the new car can be on your drive in less than a week. The added benefit is that you don’t have to sell the vehicle on when its time for a replacement. Just keep up with your monthly payments and give the car back at the end of the term of contract.

It is here where most customers get caught out. You hand the car back and the finance company give it a strict condition examination. Inevitably there are small scuffs and scrapes to your wheels and bodywork and if this is not dealt with before you give it back you could end up with a hefty fine.