Excess Wear and Use

Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America - 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

Rush hour traffic, shopping carts, baseball games - wear and tear can come from anywhere. But don’t worry, normal wear and use is expected on every leased vehicle. To assist you with understanding the difference between normal and excess wear and use, please refer to the comparison below.

Complimentary Vehicle Inspection
Between 45 to 60 days before your lease ends, AutoVIN, our authorized inspection service provider, will schedule and conduct a complimentary and comprehensive vehicle inspection*. You could even schedule your inspection by calling 1-800-556-2811.  

Normal vs. Excess Wear and Use
Use the chart below to compare normal vs. excessive wear and use.

MILEAGE

Normal Wear & Use 
  • Final odometer reading at or below your contractual obligations.
Excess Wear & Use
  • Final odometer reading above your contractual obligations.

DINGS & DENTS
Normal Wear & Use
  • Smaller than or equal to one inch in diameter
  • Three or fewer dings and dents per panel
Mitsubishi - Acceptable Dent Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Larger than one inch in diameter
  • Four or more dings and dents per panel

Mitsubishi - Excess Dent Wear

INTERIOR

Normal Wear & Use 
  • Scratches in cloth or leather interior
  • Minimal stains that can easily be removed

Mitsubishi - Acceptable Interior Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Tears, burns or singes in cloth or leather greater than 3 1/2"x2"
  • Heavy stains that cannot be removed
Mitsubishi - Excess Interior Wear

PAINT
Normal Wear & Use
  • Paint chips or scratches less than or equal to two inches in length
  • Three or fewer paint chips per panel
Mitsubishi - Acceptable Paint Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Paint chips or scratches greater than 2 inches in length 
  • Five or more paint chips per panel
Mitsubishi - Excess Paint Wear

GLASS

Normal Wear & Use
  • Repairable damage, such as chip, star, or light scratch that is less than 1/2" in diameter or length
  • Two or fewer pits or scratches in the windshield
Mitsubishi - Acceptable Glass Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Replacement or non-repairable damage, such as chip, star or crack greater than 1/2" in diameter or length. Tinted 
  • Three or more pits or scratches in the windshield regardless of size or location
Mitsubishi - Excess Glass Wear

WHEELS

Normal Wear & Use
  • Scratched wheel covers
Mitsubishi - Acceptable Wheel Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Missing wheel covers, jack and/or wheel wrench
  • Bent, cracked, broken wheel cover and/or center cap
  • Any gouges and/or abrasions equal to or greater than one inch
  • Oxidized aluminum alloy wheel, greater than 50%
Mitsubishi - Excess Wheel Wear

TIRES

Normal Wear & Use
  • Tread depth of 1/8 of an inch or greater
Mitsubishi - Acceptable Tire Wear
Excess Wear & Use
  • Tread depth less than 1/8 of an inch 
  • Tires that are the wrong size or speed rating
  • Cut, torn or plugged sidewalls
  • Missing spare tire, jack and/or tool kit (if applicable)
Mitsubishi - Excess Tire Wear

FRAME

Normal Wear & Use
  • Frame is not or has never been damaged
Excess Wear & Use
  • Damaged or previously damaged frame
Mitsubishi - Excess Frame Wear

ALTERATIONS

Normal Wear & Use
  • No modifications other than Mitsubishi approved accessories
Excess Wear & Use
  • Any modifications, such as suspension, vehicle color or paint schemes, lettering or graphics, holes in frames, post delivery customizing, power train or fuel system alterations, non-OEM or dealer installed tinted glass, or substandard repair
Mitsubishi - Excess Alterations Wear

Other examples of excess wear and use include, but are not limited to missing, inoperable or cracked headlights, tail lights, turn signals, rearview or outside mirrors, missing or inoperable seat belts or SRS - air bag, missing headrests or seats (including the 3rd row in an SUV), engine damage or inoperable vehicle, missing audio equipment, and any other damage that would cost $50 or more to repair, regardless if it is covered by insurance.  Vehicle Manual must be returned, there is a charge for missing manual.

End-of-Term Payments

We will mail you a final invoice that will include any charges for excess wear and use, excess mileage, past due payments and any other unpaid charges such as disposition fee and property tax. You can expect to receive the invoice within two to three weeks after we are notified that you returned your leased Mitsubishi. Please refer to your lease agreement for complete details.



*For customers in the state of Maryland:  Inspections of your leased Mitsubishi will take place at the dealership after the vehicle is returned; therefore, you will not be contacted to schedule the inspection before your lease ends.