Use the BMW Inspection Wheel to help you predict any potential lease-end charges. This gives you the opportunity to make any necessary repairs before your lease expires. In fact, some repairs may be covered by your insurance policy, so it's important to file those claims right away. The BMW Inspection Wheel can be found on the bottom of this page or in the mailing you receive at 90 days before lease end.
Dents, dings, scratches and chips
To measure dents and dings, simply place the clear plastic wheel over an area of damage on your BMW. If the damaged area exceeds the parameters on the wheel, refer to section #2 of the Lease-End Inspection Form to calculate potential charges.
Use the Inspection Wheel to measure cracks or stars that are outside the sweep of the windshield wipers. If the cracks and stars outside the sweep of the windshield wipers are within the parameters on the inspection wheel, there is no charge.
If the cracks or stars outside the sweep of the windshield wipers are greater than ¼ inch, and for all cracks and stars within the sweep of the windshield wipers, please see section #3 ( Parts Charges) of the BMW Lease End inspection form to calculate charges.
Tire tread depth
Insert the edge of the Inspection Wheel into the shallowest section of tread on each tire (excluding the wear bar). To avoid charges, each of your five tires must have at least 1/8-inch of tread depth (tread must be higher than the inside edge of the outer blue circle on the Inspection Wheel). Refer to section #3 of the BMW Lease-End Inspection Form to determine any potential charges.
Condition of the interior
Conduct a thorough visual inspection of your BMW's seats, carpets, and dashboard areas. Small stains in a few areas are allowable. Large stains, multiple stains, or anything torn or broken must be fixed or replaced, or you will be subject to lease-end charges.
Other areas of note
The following checks will be among areas inspected and assessed during your final inspection. Rectifying any problems now will save you time and money at lease end.
- All interior and exterior mechanical systems must be in good working order.
- All scheduled maintenance must be up-to-date; there should be no service indicator/warning lights illuminated.
- The braking system must be functioning properly. There should be no warning lights illuminated.
- Cracked or inoperative headlamps, tail lamps or fog lamps are subject to charge.
- Airbags should be fully functioning. Anything that compromises the functionality of the airbag equipment is subject to charge.
- There can be no cracks or structural bends in the wheels. All five wheels must be installed (except for vehicles with run flat tires.)
- The presence of aftermarket tinted windows voids the BMW Lease-End Inspection Form and may require an additional inspection by an independent inspection company.