Toyota, Lexus Debut ‘Excess Wear’ Plan for Lessees
While leasing can make it a lot more affordable to get into a new car or truck, getting out of some of those “additional” charges when the lease expires can be a bit trickier—unless, of course, you take advantage of the new Excess Wear & Use (EWU) Protection Plan offered for Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.
The program is designed to help eliminate that awkward—and occasionally expensive—scenario in which a lessee turns in a vehicle and then has to debate the cost of fixing minor issues with the dealership’s customer service representative. To accomplish this, Toyota simply waives the traditional “excess wear and use” fees usually tacked on at the end of a lease, including charges for:
• Cuts, burns and stains in the cabin
• Damage to the tires, rims and hubcaps
• Broken/scratched windshields, windows, mirrors and lights
• Damage to the bumpers as well as dings/dents/scratches to the exterior
• Missing parts or equipment
In addition, there are no deductibles to pay, no claim forms to submit and no worries over reimbursements for past repairs paid for by the drivers.