Check the outside for any dents, scratches, dinks, or other imperfections, and make sure the moving parts all operate as they should - including boots and doors.
Check for any cracks or chips, and don't forget the side windows!
- Alloy wheels
Inspect all four wheels, making sure there are no scuffs or kerb damage.
- Car interior
Take your time and make sure to check the interior thoroughly for any marks or scuffs. This includes checking for rips in the seats, that the gearstick is fine, all light fittings are stable, and everything is generally as it should be.
Check that the locking wheel nut(s), handbook and service book, and tyre repair kit (if required) are all inside the car, as well as any optional extras you may have chosen.
It's important at this stage that if you notice any damage on the car, or if anything is missing or not working as it should be, that you inform the delivery driver straight away and mark the damage on the delivery note. We also advise that you take photographs of the damage where possible.
Every car is fully valeted before setting off. Be aware that although the driver will endeavour to stop off somewhere close to your delivery address and jet-wash the car, this is not always possible and so your new lease car may arrive with some road dirt from the journey. If you are unable to fully inspect the car due to dirt and debris, please make sure this is noted on your delivery paperwork.
You have the right to take your time during this process to make sure you are happy with the condition of the car.
Heavy rain and winds may make it harder for you to fully inspect the car, so it's important to note this on the delivery paperwork and snap a few pictures. The more evidence you have, the more we're able to help you. We still recommend braving the deluge and checking the car as thoroughly as you can, and marking anything you spot on the delivery note.
Adverse weather conditions like snow, ice, and storms may also affect delivery times (though sledging is definitely still on the cards), but we'll keep you updated every step of the way.