Whether you have questions about your current lease, want to start a new lease, or would like to own your MINI outright, we’re here to help you navigate your options at every step.
On this page you will find helpful resources on the lease maturity process, MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use protection, MINI Certified Collision Repair Centres, My MINI Account, and more.
The lease maturity process for your MINI is simple. To ensure things run smoothly, there are a few simple steps you’ll have to complete. Below is a personalized event timeline that we’ve created to notify you of these important dates and requirements.
With the maturity date of your current lease just around the corner, MINI Financial Services would like to remind you of the important steps involved in our lease maturity process. Whether you want to keep motoring in your current MINI, or explore our other models, we’re here to help guide you through every twist and turn. Download our handy Lease Maturity Checklist below to learn more about the process.DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
ENTER YOUR LEASE MATURITY DATE BELOW.SUBMIT
Below are four Lease Maturity milestones that need to be arranged in the near future. Note: All dates are approximate and are not pre-booked. Contact your MINI Retailer to finalize the dates and times that are best for you.
If you haven’t been contacted yet, reach out to your MINI Retailer directly to book a pre-inspection. Also, please let them know if you want to keep your current MINI, or if you’re interested in a new one. Approximately 180–120 days before your lease matures, you can expect a call from your MINI Retailer as a reminder that your lease maturity date is approaching. Take this opportunity to come into your MINI Retailer for a pre-inspection and to let them know if you are looking to keep your current MINI or if you are interested in a new one.ADD TO CALENDAR
If you haven’t been contacted yet, please get in touch with AutoVIN Canada directly to arrange your appointment for a brief vehicle inspection. This inspection can be completed at any location that is convenient to you. Approximately 75 days before your lease expires, you can expect a call from AutoVIN Canada, an independent inspection company, to arrange an appointment for a mandatory vehicle inspection. The inspection can be completed at a time and location which is convenient for you, including your home or office.
AutoVIN Canada: 1-800-556-2811
AutoVIN Canada: 1-800-556-2811ADD TO CALENDAR
If you have not made an appointment to have your MINI inspected, please contact AutoVIN Canada to arrange one immediately.
After AutoVIN Canada evaluates the condition of your MINI, a Vehicle Inspection Report will be available online within 48 hours of the physical inspection, outlining the condition of your vehicle. If your vehicle requires any repairs or maintenance, you are strongly encouraged to have the work completed prior to the vehicle turn-in date, in order to avoid late return fees. To ensure all repairs or maintenance are completed properly and to avoid poor or improper repair charges at lease end, we recommend the repairs be completed at an authorized MINI Retailer or Certified Collision Repair Centre.
Please note that if you have purchased MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection plan with your MINI vehicle, this process has been simplified for you. Upon completion of your vehicle inspection by AutoVIN Canada, please contact one of our Lease Maturity Specialists at 1-866-DRV-MINI 1-866-DRV-MINI to see if any chargeable items will be taken care of by your Excess Wear & Use Protection coverage or refer to your Excess Wear & Use Protection contract for more information.
AutoVIN Canada: 1-800-556-2811
AutoVIN Canada: 1-800-556-2811ADD TO CALENDAR
Your MINI must be returned to your MINI Retailer on or before this date. Please book an appointment with your MINI Retailer to have your vehicle’s condition and maintenance history reviewed as soon as possible. Your MINI vehicle must be returned to your MINI Retailer before or on the lease maturity date. Please schedule your appointment with your Retailer in advance to review your vehicle’s condition and confirm all necessary maintenance and/or repairs have been made. Please ensure that both sets of keys, owner’s manual, vehicle accessories (as applicable) and original copy of ownership (Province of Alberta only) are returned with the vehicle, as required. Once confirmed, you and your Retailer will sign a Vehicle Return Confirmation Form to complete the vehicle turn-in process. You may also settle any applicable excess wear and use charges at this time.ADD TO CALENDAR
REMINDER: Please ensure that you take the time to delete all of your personal information from the iDrive system of your MINI (if applicable) prior to vehicle turn-in. Click here to view a PDF document containing step-by-step instructions on how to perform this important task.
The MINI Financial Services Vehicles Condition Evaluator Tool was designed to help you determine acceptable or unacceptable wear on your MINI. While unacceptable wear will be considered chargeable at least maturity, those who have purchased MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection at contract inception will be protected from some of these charges.
If you’re planning on returning your current MINI, this handy interactive guide will assist you with checking for acceptable wear and use, and help you determine if any maintenance or repair work needs to be completed before your vehicle return date. If you purchased MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection at contract inception, you will be protected from some damages that would otherwise be chargeable at lease maturity.
ORDER YOUR VEHICLE CONDITION EVALUATOR TOOL
DENTS & DINGS
Cracks or stars that are outside of the driver’s wiper arc and within the 1/2" inner circle of the Evaluator (up to two occurrences).
UNACCEPTABLE Cracks or stars that are inside of the driver's wiper arc or greater than the 1/2" inner circle of the Evaluator (up to two occurrences).
Surface scratches/scuffs that do not penetrate the paint and can be removed with normal reconditioning; Scratches/scuffs through the paint that are less than the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator.
UNACCEPTABLE All scratches/scuffs that penetrate through the paint and that extend beyond the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator.
DENTS & DINGS
Dents and dings with damage 2" or less (maximum three occurrences per panel).
UNACCEPTABLE Dents and dings that extend outside the 2" middle circle of the Evaluator, or more than three dents or dings per panel.
Minor stone chips that affect an area within the 2" circle on the Evaluator.
UNACCEPTABLE Stone chips that affect an area greater than the 2" circle on the Evaluator.
Tires must have at least 4/32" of tread at the lowest point (deeper than the white wear bar on the Evaluator); Tires must match the original equipment supplied on your vehicle (speed rating, type, brand, run-flat, size). Please see your MINI Retailer for details. (approved brands are Michelin®️, Pirelli®️, Bridgestone®️, Continental®️, Dunlop®️, Goodyear®️ and Hankook®️)"
UNACCEPTABLE Tires that have less than 4/32" tread depth; Tire specifications and sizes different from original equipment brand (approved brands are listed above), type (run-flat), and speed rating.
Minor scuffs to the interior, seats, and soft trim (includes leather, cloth, vinyl leather, plastic, wood, carpets, headliners, vinyl and convertible tops, and weather-stripping seals).
UNACCEPTABLE Any tears or burns to the interior;
Stains that cannot be removed
MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection covers some vehicle damage that would otherwise be chargeable. The following guidelines can help you determine whether your MINI has any uncovered damage before returning it to a MINI Retailer.
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Please refer to your MINI Financial Services Excess Wear & Use Protection contract for more information.
Our MINI Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRC) are able to repair any signs of wear and use that may be considered "unacceptable” and restore your MINI back to its factory specifications. Every MINI CCRC is equipped with specialized tools and trained technicians to give you fast, easy service, and a guarantee that your repairs are MINI Certified. Schedule your appointment today at a repair centre near you.FIND A MINI CCRC
My MINI Account is our secure MINI Financial Services platform which has a variety of self-service features and 24/7 resources to make managing your MINI’s financing, and your motoring adventures, easier than ever. You can use My MINI Account to access your MINI Financial Services information, review your financial documents, and much more, anytime, anywhere – all from your mobile device or computer.MY MINI ACCOUNT FEATURES:
*Active accounts on bi-weekly or monthly automatic recurring payment schedules may reschedule payment dates up to once per pay period. Subject to scheduling limitations, and customer and account eligibility.
Please contact the Customer Interaction Centre via the Secure Message Centre in My MINI Account or by calling 1-866-DRV-MINI for more details.
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