Lease Maturity | MINI Windsor

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS.

THIS IS THE START OF SOMETHING NEW.

Every ending is also a beginning. Every change brings an opportunity. The end of your lease presents a crossroads of sorts, and as far as MINI Financial Services is concerned, that’s a good thing, and we’re excited to help you navigate the process. Whether you choose drive off in a new MINI, buy out the MINI you’re currently in, or return your vehicle, an Authorized MINI Retailer is ready to help you upgrade your journey.


See below for a full walk-through of the MINI Financial Services lease maturity process.


LEASE MATURITY.

MILESTONES

The lease maturity process for your MINI is simple. To ensure things run smoothly, there are a few simple steps you’ll have to complete. Below is a personalized event timeline that we’ve created to notify you of these important dates and requirements.

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LEASE MATURITY CALL

If you haven’t been contacted yet, reach out to your MINI Retailer directly to book a pre-inspection. Also, please let them know if you want to keep your current MINI, or if you’re interested in a new one. Approximately 180–120 days before your lease matures, you can expect a call from your MINI Retailer as a reminder that your lease maturity date is approaching. Take this opportunity to come into your MINI Retailer for a pre-inspection and to let them know if you are looking to keep your current MINI or if you are interested in a new one.

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INSPECTION CALL

If you haven’t been contacted yet, please get in touch with AutoVIN Canada directly to arrange your appointment for a brief vehicle inspection. This inspection can be completed at any location that is convenient to you. Approximately 75 days before your lease expires, you can expect a call from our preferred inspection company, AutoVIN Canada, to arrange an appointment for a brief vehicle inspection. The inspection can be completed anywhere you choose, including your home or office.

AutoVIN Canada (excluding Quebec): 1-800-268-6639
AutoVIN Canada (Quebec only): 1-866-488-1606

AutoVIN Canada (excluding Quebec): 1-800-268-6639
AutoVIN Canada (Quebec only): 1-866-488-1606

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VEHICLE INSPECTION

If you have not made an appointment to have your MINI inspected, please contact AutoVIN Canada to arrange one immediately. After AutoVIN Canada evaluates the condition of your MINI, a Vehicle Inspection Report will be available online within 48 hours of the physical inspection, outlining the condition of your vehicle. If your vehicle requires any repairs or maintenance, you are strongly encouraged to have the work completed prior to the vehicle turn-in date. To ensure all repairs or maintenance are completed properly, please visit your authorized MINI Retailer.

Please note that if you have purchased MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection with your MINI vehicle, this process has been simplified for you. Upon completion of your vehicle inspection by AutoVIN Canada, please contact one of our Lease Maturity Specialists at 1-866-DRV-MINI 1-866-DRV-MINI to see if any chargeable items will be taken care of by your Excess Wear & Use Protection coverage.

AutoVIN Canada (excluding Quebec): 1-800-268-6639
AutoVIN Canada (Quebec only): 1-866-488-1606

AutoVIN Canada (excluding Quebec): 1-800-268-6639
AutoVIN Canada (Quebec only): 1-866-488-1606

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RETURN YOUR VEHICLE

Your MINI must be returned to your MINI Retailer on or before this date. Please book an appointment with your MINI Retailer to have your vehicle’s condition and maintenance history reviewed as soon as possible. Your MINI vehicle must be returned to your MINI Retailer before or on the lease maturity date. Please schedule your appointment with your Retailer in advance to review your vehicle’s condition and confirm all necessary maintenance and/or repairs have been made. Please ensure that both sets of keys, owner’s manual, vehicle accessories (as applicable) and original copy of ownership (Province of Alberta only) are returned with the vehicle, as required. Once confirmed, you and your Retailer will sign a Vehicle Return Confirmation Form to complete the vehicle turn-in process. You may also settle any applicable excess wear and use charges at this time.

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REMINDER: Please ensure that you take the time to delete all of your personal information from the iDrive system of your MINI (if applicable) prior to vehicle turn-in. Click here to view a PDF document containing step-by-step instructions on how to perform this important task.

OPTIONS.

  • Option 1:

    UPGRADE TO A NEW MINI.

    UPGRADE TO A NEW MINI.

    Get a fresh start when you lease or finance a MINI from our latest model lineup.

  • Option 2:

    PURCHASE YOUR CURRENT MINI.

    PURCHASE YOUR CURRENT MINI.

    Take home the MINI you’ve come to love—for good.

  • Option 3:

    RETURN YOUR CURRENT MINI.

    RETURN YOUR CURRENT MINI.

    Book an appointment with your Authorized MINI Retailer to return your MINI.

EVALUATION.

KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR.

DETERMINE YOUR MINI'S CONDITION.

  • WINDSHIELD

  • SCRATCHES

  • DENTS & DINGS

  • CHIPS

  • TIRES

The MINI Financial Services Vehicle Condition Evaluator makes determining your vehicle’s condition easy.

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Wear and use Excess Wear and
Use Protection

WEAR AND USE OVERVIEW.

If you’re planning on returning your current MINI, this handy interactive guide will assist you with checking for acceptable wear and use, and help you determine if any maintenance or repair work needs to be completed before your vehicle return date. If you purchased MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection at contract inception, you will be protected from some damages that would otherwise be chargeable at lease maturity. Please use the toggle above to view the acceptable wear and use on your vehicle based on your applicable coverage.

Wear and use Excess Wear and
Use Protection

 

EXTERIOR
INTERIOR
WHEELS
OTHER

 

EXTERIOR
INTERIOR
WHEELS
OTHER

 

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

EXTERIOR

  • Scratches or scuffs through the paint that are less than 2" in length;

  • Exterior dents with damage 2" or less (maximum three occurrences per panel);

  • Minor stone chips that affect an area within the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Cleanable road tar;

  • Superficial scuffs/scratches that do not penetrate the paint.

  • Scratches or scuffs through paint greater than 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Stone chips that cover an area greater than the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Any dents greater than the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Broken exterior parts that are not replaced or repaired to manufacturer’s specifications (e.g., misaligned parts, mismatched paint, distorted body panels);

  • Repairs that do not meet manufacturer’s specifications (e.g., misaligned parts, mismatched paint, distorted body panels, poor previous repair or repaint);

  • Exterior paint damage from excessive organic fallout (e.g., insect decomposition, bird droppings), industrial fallout, or atmospheric conditions;

  • Buckled, bent, gouged, or deeply scratched bumpers;

  • Cracked or punctured bumpers.

GLASS AND LAMPS

  • Minor scratches and bull’s-eyes (without any associated cracks) that are outside of the driver’s wiper arc, less than 1/2", and do not distort or obscure the driver’s view of the road (up to two occurrences);

  • Repairs that do not distort the driver’s view of the road;

  • Surface chips in driver’s wiper arc.

  • Windshield replacement with substandard glass (non-OEM quality/missing rain sensor/not Heads-Up Display compatible, if equipped);

  • Any windshield replacement that does not have the approved MINI logo displayed in the glass;

  • Windshield that has been polished to remove damage;

  • Star breaks, bull’s-eyes with cracks, or windshield cracks that are larger than 1/2";• Any star breaks, bull’s-eyes with cracks, or windshield cracks that are within the driver’s wiper arc, regardless of size;

  • Any condition that prevents issuance of a valid inspection certificate in the province where the vehicle is returned;

  • Any repair with detectable cracks, regardless of size, that distort or obscure the driver’s view of the road;

  • Puncture that results in water penetration.

FRAME AND UNIBODY

  • Damage that does not affect the safety or structural integrity of the frame or unibody;

  • Repairs using manufacturer’s recommended methods that restore the vehicle to original specification (consult a MINI Retailer for a Certified Collision Repair Centre);

  • Minor scrapes, gouges, or dents to the frame or unibody.

  • Repairs that do not restore the frame or unibody to manufacturer’s specifications;

  • Repairs that do not follow manufacturer’s recommended repair methods (e.g., butt welding);

  • Damage that affects the safety or structural integrity of the frame or unibody (e.g., buckled unibody, torn metal channel, kinked radiator support);

  • Any sheet metal damage to rocker panels.

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control, etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non-functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive® screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Decals.

OTHER

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals, navigation CDs, or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control, etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non-functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive® screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Decals.

 

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

INTERIOR

  • Minor scuffs to the interior, seats, and soft trim (includes leather, cloth, vinyl leather, plastic, wood, carpets, headliners, vinyl and convertible tops, and weather-stripping seals).

  • Severe scuffs and cracks, cuts, holes and tears to the interior, seats, and soft trim (includes leather, cloth, vinyl leather, plastic, wood, carpets, headliners, vinyl and convertible tops, and weather-stripping seals);

  • Missing interior equipment (headrests, remote controls, headphones, etc);

  • Stains that cannot be removed;

  • Any burn holes or singed areas.

 

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

WHEELS AND TIRES

  • Four matching MINI approved tires that have at least 4/32" of tread depth that also meet the vehicle’s original tire specifications (size, load index, speed rating, run-flat) which can be found on the vehicle door B pillar decal and/or within the vehicle’s owner’s manual. MINI approved tires are manufactured by Pirelli, Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Hankook.

  • Minor scuffs to tires that do not affect the safety of the tire;

  • Minor scuffs or nicks to alloys that fall within the 4" outer circle of the Evaluator.

  • Tires that are flat;

  • Tires that have less than 4/32" tread depth;

  • Tire specifications and sizes different from original equipment brand (approved brands are Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear and Hankook), type (run-flat), and speed rating;

  • Recapped or retread tires;

  • Tire sidewall repair plugs;

  • Snow tires;

  • Any tire damage that affects the safe operation of the vehicle;

  • Mismatched, bent, cracked, or broken wheels, or alloys;

  • Alloy wheel specification, size and type (wheel style) different than that of the vehicle’s original equipment;

  • Missing spare tire and/or spare tire that does not match the specifications;

  • Bulges or indentations in the sidewall;

  • Scuffs/scratches to wheel covers/alloys that fall outside of the 4" outer circle of the Evaluator.

 

UNACCEPTABLE

MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND ACCESSORIES

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals, or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, including spoilers, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Trailer hitches;

  • Decals or stickers.

EXTERIOR

ACCEPTABLE

  • Scratches or scuffs through the paint that are less than 2" in length;

  • Exterior dents with damage 2" or less (maximum three occurrences per panel);

  • Minor stone chips that affect an area within the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Cleanable road tar;

  • Superficial scuffs/scratches that do not penetrate the paint.

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Scratches or scuffs through paint greater than 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Stone chips that cover an area greater than the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Any dents greater than the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator;

  • Broken exterior parts that are not replaced or repaired to manufacturer’s specifications (e.g., misaligned parts, mismatched paint, distorted body panels);

  • Repairs that do not meet manufacturer’s specifications (e.g., misaligned parts, mismatched paint, distorted body panels, poor previous repair or repaint);

  • Exterior paint damage from excessive organic fallout (e.g., insect decomposition, bird droppings), industrial fallout, or atmospheric conditions;

  • Buckled, bent, gouged, or deeply scratched bumpers;

  • Cracked or punctured bumpers.

GLASS AND LAMPS

ACCEPTABLE

  • Minor scratches and bull’s-eyes (without any associated cracks) that are outside of the driver’s wiper arc, less than 1/2", and do not distort or obscure the driver’s view of the road (up to two occurrences);

  • Repairs that do not distort the driver’s view of the road;

  • Surface chips in driver’s wiper arc.

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Windshield replacement with substandard glass (non-OEM quality/missing rain sensor/not Heads-Up Display compatible, if equipped);

  • Any windshield replacement that does not have the approved MINI logo displayed in the glass;

  • Windshield that has been polished to remove damage;

  • Star breaks, bull’s-eyes with cracks, or windshield cracks that are larger than 1/2";• Any star breaks, bull’s-eyes with cracks, or windshield cracks that are within the driver’s wiper arc, regardless of size;

  • Any condition that prevents issuance of a valid inspection certificate in the province where the vehicle is returned;

  • Any repair with detectable cracks, regardless of size, that distort or obscure the driver’s view of the road;

  • Puncture that results in water penetration.

FRAME AND UNIBODY

ACCEPTABLE

  • Damage that does not affect the safety or structural integrity of the frame or unibody;

  • Repairs using manufacturer’s recommended methods that restore the vehicle to original specification (consult a MINI Retailer for a Certified Collision Repair Centre);

  • Minor scrapes, gouges, or dents to the frame or unibody.

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Repairs that do not restore the frame or unibody to manufacturer’s specifications;

  • Repairs that do not follow manufacturer’s recommended repair methods (e.g., butt welding);

  • Damage that affects the safety or structural integrity of the frame or unibody (e.g., buckled unibody, torn metal channel, kinked radiator support);

  • Any sheet metal damage to rocker panels.

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control, etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non-functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive® screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Decals.

OTHER

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals, navigation CDs, or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control, etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non-functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive® screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Decals.

INTERIOR

ACCEPTABLE

  • Minor scuffs to the interior, seats, and soft trim (includes leather, cloth, vinyl leather, plastic, wood, carpets, headliners, vinyl and convertible tops, and weather-stripping seals).

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Severe scuffs and cracks, cuts, holes and tears to the interior, seats, and soft trim (includes leather, cloth, vinyl leather, plastic, wood, carpets, headliners, vinyl and convertible tops, and weather-stripping seals);

  • Missing interior equipment (headrests, remote controls, headphones, etc);

  • Stains that cannot be removed;

  • Any burn holes or singed areas.

WHEELS AND TIRES

ACCEPTABLE

  • Four matching MINI approved tires that have at least 4/32" of tread depth that also meet the vehicle’s original tire specifications (size, load index, speed rating, run-flat) which can be found on the vehicle door B pillar decal and/or within the vehicle’s owner’s manual. MINI approved tires are manufactured by Pirelli, Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Hankook.

  • Minor scuffs to tires that do not affect the safety of the tire;

  • Minor scuffs or nicks to alloys that fall within the 4" outer circle of the Evaluator.

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Tires that are flat;

  • Tires that have less than 4/32" tread depth;

  • Tire specifications and sizes different from original equipment brand (approved brands are Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear and Hankook), type (run-flat), and speed rating;

  • Recapped or retread tires;

  • Tire sidewall repair plugs;

  • Snow tires;

  • Any tire damage that affects the safe operation of the vehicle;

  • Mismatched, bent, cracked, or broken wheels, or alloys;

  • Alloy wheel specification, size and type (wheel style) different than that of the vehicle’s original equipment;

  • Missing spare tire and/or spare tire that does not match the specifications;

  • Bulges or indentations in the sidewall;

  • Scuffs/scratches to wheel covers/alloys that fall outside of the 4" outer circle of the Evaluator.

MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND ACCESSORIES

UNACCEPTABLE

  • Missing equipment including, but not limited to, keys, manuals, or cargo covers;

  • Any vehicle warning lights (engine light, airbag lights, brake service lights, traction control etc.);

  • Incomplete or overdue services;

  • Non functioning electrical components (power windows, climate control, iDrive screen and controls, etc);

  • Aftermarket accessories (performance parts, including spoilers, suspension modifications, body panels, radio, etc.);

  • Trailer hitches;

  • Decals or stickers.

FIND A MINI CERTIFIED COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE.

Our MINI Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRC) are able to repair any signs of wear and use that may be considered "unacceptable” and restore your MINI back to its factory specifications. Every MINI CCRC is equipped with specialized tools and trained technicians to give you fast, easy service, and a guarantee that your repairs are MINI Certified. Schedule your appointment today at a repair centre near you.


FIND A MINI CCRC

FIND A MINI CERTIFIED COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE.

Our MINI Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRC) are able to repair any signs of wear and use that may be considered "unacceptable” and restore your MINI back to its factory specifications. Every MINI CCRC is equipped with specialized tools and trained technicians to give you fast, easy service, and a guarantee that your repairs are MINI Certified. Schedule your appointment today at a repair centre near you.


FIND A MINI CCRC