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Map Your Lease-End Journey

Turn an ending into a new beginning as you roll into the last few months of your lease. Make your lease-end process go as smoothly as possible with this handy guide.

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Lease-End Guide

Cadillac Lease-End Guide

Want to learn more about the lease-end process? Watch the video to find your answers and discover how to get started.

1Get Started: Explore Options

Find Your Next Ride

It’s never too early to start exploring what’s available at your GM dealership. Find your next vehicle and take a test drive as your lease end approaches.

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Return Your Vehicle

If you don’t want to get into a new GM vehicle or buy your lease, you can return it to your dealership. View the FAQ to find your answers if this option sounds right for you.

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Buy Your Leased Vehicle

Do you love your ride so much you don’t want to say goodbye? You can purchase your vehicle at any point during your lease. Visit your dealership to discuss your options.

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Get the best offers

Get The Best Offers

Explore current deals from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac and get on the road to your next vehicle.

2Get Inspected: Plan Ahead

Schedule a pre-return inspection within 90 days of lease end to determine if it's excess or if it's normal wear covered under your lease agreement.

Download the Excess Wear-and-Tear Brochure

Download the Cadillac Excess Wear-and-Tear Brochure

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Finish your lease confidently by knowing the condition of your vehicle with a convenient pre-return inspection at your dealership. You can also schedule it at home or work.

Make getting a new vehicle at the end of your lease as smooth as possible by scheduling a complimentary pre-return inspection. Here are three benefits:


Complimentary service

GM Financial uses a third-party service, AutoVIN, to provide pre-return inspections. It’s free to you and can potentially save you money since you’ll get a condition report of your vehicle prior to lease end.

Peace of mind

The inspection can help identify excess kilometres and any excess wear you could be charged for at the end of your lease. From there, you can decide to either make the repairs or budget for additional charges when you turn in your vehicle.

Convenient scheduling

Your pre-return inspection can take place at home, at work or at your dealership. Have your VIN and GM Financial account number nearby and schedule your appointment at Have questions? Message us in MyAccount.

Identifying Excess Wear and Tear

Learn what qualifies as "excess" wear and tear so you can be prepared at lease end.


hail damage example
Hail damage or punctures on any panel
dent examples
1 dent or 2 scratches (more than 10.2 cm) per panel
cracked glass examples
Cracked glass greater than 1.3 cm in diameter or spidered cracks


stain examples
Permanent stains
upholstery tear example
Upholstery holes larger than 0.3 cm
larger tear examples
Tears larger than 1.3 cm

3Get Going: Head to Your Dealership

When your lease end is right around the corner, head to your dealership and find the perfect vehicle for your next journey.

Dealer Locator

Dealer Locator

GM has a network of dealerships to support you nationwide. Find a GM dealership near you.

Current Offers

Current Offers

Find out if you can save money with the latest deals on leasing or financing.

Help & Support

Find your answers

Use these resources to help guide your lease-end experience and get answers to your questions.

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