What happens at the end of my agreement?
We hope you have enjoyed your Mercedes-Benz experience. Now, as your agreement reaches its final stage, we want to give you a little advice in terms of returning your vehicle to us in the best possible condition if you choose to do so, or help you to purchase a brand new vehicle.
Please scroll down to find your finance option type and find out what your options are.
Once you’ve completed your monthly payments, paid the 'Option to Purchase fee' (and final balloon payment if applicable), the vehicle is yours to keep.
Customers with an Agility agreement have one of the following three options at the end of their agreement:
(Please note your Direct Debit will be taken as normal until the end of your agreement.)
Purchase your van
Purchase your Mercedes-Benz by paying the Optional Purchase Payment and Purchase Activation Fee. This will complete the purchase of your Mercedes-Benz, leaving you free to simply enjoy your vehicle.
Hand back your vehicle
Part-Exchange for a new vehicle
Pay the Optional Purchase Payment and Purchase Activation Fee. This will complete the purchase of your vehicle, allowing you to part-exchange for a new Mercedes-Benz.
Operating Lease & Contract Hire
We’ll arrange the collection of your vehicle at the end of your agreement. You simply hand back your vehicle subject to it being in line with our Vehicles Return Standards as vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable.
For more information about potential charges please visit the Vehicles Return Standards.
Meeting the standards
It is important that your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly inside and out before collection — our agents can refuse to take your van if it cannot be inspected accurately, and you may be charged for an aborted collection.
We will call you to arrange collection.
Simply let us know when you would like us to collect your van. Once we have agreed a convenient date and time, we will arrange collection from your work or home address. Please refer to your agreement for further information on the responsibility to return your vehicle.
You hand over your van
When our representative collects your Mercedes-Benz, they will perform a safety check to confirm it is safe to take on the public road. Before signing the collection agent’s handover form, please ensure all items have been recorded correctly. Please note, the driver who conducts the handover will not be a trained engineer.
Your Mercedes-Benz is returned
Once we have collected the van, an engineer will then complete further, more detailed inspections to determine any unacceptable damage.
Please ensure you have your V5C. If you misplace your V5C document, simply contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6802 to request a duplicate (you should receive this within 5 days). Please note that if you do not send back the V5C document with your vehicle, a penalty charge will apply.
If you have a Finance Lease agreement, you have three options to choose from:
Sell your vehicle to an independent third party.
Establish a VAT-registered unconnected third party to purchase your vehicle at its current market value (we will appoint you as our agent to complete the sale), and then notify us of their details. An invoice will be raised and upon receipt of the sale price, you'll receive 95% of the sale proceeds.
Return the vehicle and we will sell it on your behalf.
Hand back the vehicle and we'll collect and sell the vehicle on your behalf, at auction. You'll receive 95% of the sale proceeds minus our administration costs
Extend your agreement.
Continue to use your vehicle for a further agreed period in return for a 'peppercorn' payment, equal to one month's rental per annum. Conditions apply.
Vehicle Return Standards
Depending on your agreement type you may need to return your vehicle at the end of your agreement. Find out what to do before returning your vehicle, including examples of acceptable wear and tear and illustrations of chargeable damage.
What happens next?
If you are nearing the end of your agreement and will be returning your vehicle, here is what will happen.
For questions regarding your V5C, our Vehicle Return Standards, returning your vehicle and any other end-of-finance-agreement enquiries you can call 0370 847 0700.
For questions regarding any damage charges associated with returning your vehicle, please call 0370 240 1110 (Lines open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm - calls may be recorded).
If your vehicle is due for a service
Your vehicle may be due for a final service before your agreement ends. If that is the case, we highly recommend you use a Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer to make sure your vehicle gets the attention and care it deserves.