Evaluate
Wear and Tear

Evaluate Wear and Tear

Evaluate
Wear and Tear

Before Starting

Some vehicle wear and tear is expected. Follow each tab to see common damage items and what is considered “excess” wear and tear. Any excess wear and tear will be noted on your final inspection report and you will be responsible for the necessary repairs or parts replacements. Use the "Wear and Tear" card where you see beside a picture. You can print a copy of the “Wear and Tear” card to assist you in conducting your own vehicle self-inspection.

Exterior

Excess wear and tear on the exterior of your Audi will incur charges, including:

Dents, scratches and dings

  • Any dents, dings, scratches, gouges or chips larger than 2.5 cm or
    1 inch on any body panel
  • Any dents, dings, scratches, gouges or chips larger than 5 cm or
    2 inches on the bumpers
  • More than two dents, dings, scratches, gouges or chips per panel, regardless of the size
  • Severe paint chips
  • Improperly completed body repairs (e.g., mismatched paint, sanding marks and incomplete dent removals)

Assess the windshield

  • Any chip that is located in the driver’s line of sight
  • Unrepaired chips on the windshield
  • Four or more chips are present (even if repaired)
  • VIN plate is not visible
  • Cracked, heavily pitted glass or any chip that has begun to spider
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Interior

Assess the interior

  • Holes, cracks, cuts, tears, burns or severe scuffing to the interior soft trim (including upholstery, headliner, carpets, etc.)
  • Permanent staining of the upholstery, carpet or interior panels
  • Damage to the convertible top (if applicable)
  • Any equipment that originally came with your Audi vehicle must be returned with it. This includes (but is not limited to) the CD player, navigation discs, airbags, Audi Media Interface cable, cover for the convertible top, spare tire and tool kit set, owner’s manuals, car keys and remotes (including an additional valet key, if applicable).

Any missing items will incur a charge.

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Tires/Wheels

Assess the tires and wheels

  • One or more tires, including the spare, have less than 3.2 mm or 4/32 inch of tread remaining at the shallowest point
  • All five tires must match the original tires in size, type (e.g., all season) and speed rating (on quattro models all tires must be the same brand)
  • The spare tire cannot be used to replace one of the other four tires, and must be included with vehicle
  • Retread or recapped are not acceptable
  • If you are using alternate rims (alloy or steel) with your winter tires, please note that the vehicle must be returned with the original alloy wheels and acceptable tires installed on the vehicle
  • Broken, missing or curb damage to the wheel (including cover/cap, if applicable)
  • Winter tires will be accepted if lease maturity date is between December 1st and April 1st. However, if using alternate rims (alloy or steel) with your winter tires, the vehicle must be returned with the original alloy wheels and acceptable tires.
  • Any tire with gouges, bulges with sidewall damage/repairs are not acceptable

Aftermarket

Accessories and Mechanical

Most modifications made to your Audi will incur charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Modifications to the chassis, engine or suspension
  • All aftermarket accessories that are not Audi genuine parts, installed by your dealer
  • Decals or alteration to the paint
  • Poor quality window tint (i.e. tint is scratched, torn, bubbling or any colour but black)
  • Hitch: Trailer or other types (unless it is a dealer installed Audi Genuine Accessory or included from the factory on the Q5 or Q7 models)
  • Service indicator lights are ON (check engine light, airbag light, etc.); have your dealer attend to this before returning your Audi (check with your dealer to see if the repair is covered under warranty)
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