Can you smoke in a leased car?

I’m planning to lease a car for a long work trip this spring, but I might trade it back in after the trip. I love to smoke while I drive, but I don’t want to get in trouble if I decide to return the car. Are you allowed to smoke in leased cars?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
There are usually no rules against smoking in a
leased car
, although it’s a good idea to check your lease contract first. Some dealers will charge a cleaning and maintenance fee if you return a leased car with smoke residue inside.
If you cause any other damages with your smoking habit, like burn holes or ceiling discoloration, you’ll be financially responsible for having those issues repaired as well. If you think there’s a possibility that you’ll try to trade in your vehicle, it might be best to refrain from smoking for the time being.
Before you leave on your trip, you should make sure you have the right car insurance coverage to keep you safe. The
app makes it quick and easy to find the best rates available on the coverage you need. Download the app and answer some quick questions to see quotes customized for you.
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free