\nLeasing a car offers many advantages, such as flexibility and the ability to drive a new vehicle without the commitment of ownership. \nHowever, when a common question we get asked is "Can I make modifications to my lease car to personalise it or enhance its performance?"...\nHere, we will explore the topic of modifying a lease car and provide important information to help you navigate this aspect of leasing.\nRead your lease agreement\n\n\nLease agreements are legally binding contracts that outline the terms and conditions between the lessee (you) and the leasing company. \nIt's important to remember that throughout the lease term, the lease car remains the property of the leasing company. \nAs such, any modifications to the vehicle may require prior approval from the leasing company.\n\nWhen considering modifications to your lease car, it is essential to thoroughly review the terms and conditions of your lease agreement. \nThe agreement should provide specific information regarding modifications, including what is allowed and any restrictions or guidelines to follow. \nPay close attention to clauses that address modifications, as violating these terms could result in penalties or additional charges.\n\nSeek Permission first\nIf you are interested in modifying your lease car, it is strongly advised to contact your leasing company directly. \nEach leasing company may have its own policies and procedures regarding modifications. \nSome may allow certain types of modifications while prohibiting others. \nIt is important to obtain written permission from the leasing company before proceeding with any modifications, that way you're covered should any issues arise in the future.\nExample email:\n\nDear [Car Lease Company Representative],\nI hope this email finds you well. My name is [Your Name], and I am a customer of [Car Lease Company]. I am writing to request your permission and guidance regarding a proposed modification to my leased vehicle.\nI have been leasing a [Make and Model of Car] from your company since [Lease Start Date], and I have recently been considering some minor modifications to enhance the car's functionality and personalisation to better suit my needs.\nThe proposed modifications include [List of Modifications]. I assure you that these alterations will not compromise the vehicle's structural integrity, safety features, or cause any damage to the car. I am committed to ensuring that the vehicle remains in excellent condition during and after the modification process.\nBefore proceeding with any changes, I understand the importance of seeking your approval to ensure that the warranty and lease agreement terms remain valid and undisturbed. I kindly request that you review my proposal and provide written permission for the modifications to take place.\nIn addition, I would greatly appreciate your guidance regarding any specific guidelines or regulations that your company has in place for vehicle modifications. If there are any additional forms or paperwork required to complete this process, please do not hesitate to share them with me, and I will promptly fulfill all necessary requirements.\nPlease find attached the relevant documentation, including photos of the proposed modifications, for your reference.\nThank you for taking the time to consider my request. I look forward to receiving your response at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at [Your Phone Number] or [Your Email Address].\nSincerely,\n[Your Name] [Your Lease Account Number] [Your Phone Number] [Your Email Address]\n\nImportance of Reversibility\n\n\nLeasing companies typically prefer modifications that are reversible, meaning they can be removed without causing any permanent alterations to the vehicle.\nAt AUTOID we can recommend many reversible modifications that will make your car look miles better, without putting your warranty at risk. Just make sure to tell the modification company that you need reversible mods so they can recommend the most suitable parts. Here are a few of our go-to options:\n\nWheel Upgrades \nChanging to aftermarket wheels and tires is an easy reversible mod. There are so many styles available from brands such as Dillinger and Bola. These can be swapped back to the original ones before returning the leased vehicle. \n\nExterior styling kits\nWhilst not all are reversible, we have many parts in our range that are installed using OEM mounting points or 3M tape. This means no extra holes need to be drilled into the car and the kit can be removed without damage if needed. \nInterior accessories\n\nAdding carbon interior accessories, such an steering wheels trims can be easily removed without damaging the original interior. This will make the inside of your car feel personalised but you can remove and replace with the original trim when the time comes.\nThere are so many reversible mods available, as long as you're not look to cut into your fenders or install a wide body kit we can most likely recommend a part that works for you and your car lease agreement.\n\nDocument your modifications\n\nIf the leasing company grants permission for modifications, it is crucial to keep proper documentation. \nThis includes recording the nature of the modifications, the date they were made, and any relevant invoices or receipts. \nThese records may be necessary when returning the lease car or in the event of any disputes or inquiries in the future.\n\nModifying a lease car requires careful consideration and adherence to the terms and conditions of your lease agreement.\nReviewing the agreement, seeking permission from the leasing company, and prioritising reversibility of modifications are crucial steps to take.\nIf these steps are followed, there is no reason why you can have the car the way YOU want it.\nNeed help deciding what mods to make? Get in touch with our team.