What happens if you damage a leased car?

I got in a small fender bender in a parking lot in a leased car. What do I do as far as the damage?

Answer
Sorry to hear that you had a fender bender!
If you damage your leased car, you may be required to fix the vehicle if it doesn’t fall under normal “wear and tear” in your contract. Small scratches may not incur extra costs, but you may be on the hook for something larger.
If you’re the at-fault party, the damage may be covered by collision coverage, which you’re likely required to have as a result of your lease. Report the damage to your insurance company, and go through the claims process.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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