Mileage & Wear 101 – Review your responsibilities

When it comes to mileage and wear, it is important to know what to look for when you turn in your vehicle. As stated in your Chrysler Capital Lease Agreement, mileage, the condition of your vehicle and its maintenance are your responsibility. Excessive mileage and wear will result in additional charges at the end of your lease. If all obligations have not been fulfilled at the time of vehicle return, you will receive a final bill. Contact us at 855-383-0558 with any questions about additional fees.

Please use the following information to:

  • Help avoid excess mileage and wear
  • Understand your mileage allowance
  • Distinguish between “normal” and “excess” wear and use

Normal Wear

Normal wear is described as the reasonable wear that a vehicle endures over time in day-to-day normal operation.

For example:

  • Minor and expected imperfections
  • A few small door dings
  • Minor paint scratches and rock chips
  • Tire tread worn to no less than 4/32”

Normal wear does not result in additional charges. Please reference the CC Wear Table and Wear Tool for more details.

Excess Wear

Excess wear is described as the degree of wear caused outside the realm of normal or ordinary wear.

Occurrences including:

  • Abuse, neglect or poor maintenance
  • Damage or physical alteration
  • Use of inferior parts and materials for repair

Inflicting such damage upon your vehicle will result in addition charges at turn-in. To best protect against additional charges, repairs should be completed by your originating dealer prior to your lease agreement ending.


The first step in analyzing mileage is to check your Chrysler Capital Lease Agreement to confirm the total number of miles allocated for the duration of your lease. Based on your mileage allowance, excess miles will be calculated as any miles driven above the maximum miles outlined in your agreement. Your agreement also states the per-mile charge for excess mileage. If applicable, the excess mileage charge will be assessed when your vehicle is returned.