Lease Return Center

Trust the Lease Return Experts at Cadillac of Birmingham

Whenever you come to the end of your Cadillac lease and it's time to return it, that's a great time to consider your options. One option, of course, is to simply return the vehicle to Cadillac of Birmingham before the lease ends and get a new lease, along with a new Cadillac. That's a simple, rewarding strategy with that automatic "new-vehicle refresh" every 36 months. But you have some other really good choices as well.

For one thing, you have the option to simply buy the lease vehicle you've been driving. Many owners lease a Cadillac, fall in love with it and when it's time to return it, find it hard to say goodbye. If that's how you're feeling, you might want to consider purchasing your leased car at the end of the lease term.

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Take advantage of current offers by returning your leased vehicle, and purchasing or leasing a new vehicle from Cadillac of Birmingham. Explore our selection of new vehicles, equipped with the latest technology and safety features.

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If you love your leased vehicle and would like to purchase it, our sales associates will help you through the process. In most cases, a lease inspection will not be required for this option.

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Even if you did not lease your vehicle from Cadillac of Birmingham, we will help you through the lease-return process at any same-brand Sewell dealership. We will assist with scheduling your lease return and our associates will answer any questions you may have.

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  • Examine your vehicle for possible excessive wear and use, and make any necessary repairs.
  • Contact Cadillac of Birmingham to schedule your lease return.
  • Ensure all contracted payments and fees are paid to the lender.
  • Schedule an inspection 15 to 60 days before your lease maturity date. To schedule an inspection, please contact our dealership.

What To Bring

  • Toolkit and spare tire, if applicable.
  • All sets of remotes and keys (including valet key, if applicable)
  • Owner's Manuals
  • Any original equipment to your vehicle (radio, headrests, 3rd row seat, tonneau/cargo cover, etc.)


  • Check your mail for a Lease End Invoice from the lender detailing any remaining payments, fees, and other miscellaneous charges
  • Ensure any automatic payments to the lender have been cancelled.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you choose the "purchase buyout" option and buy your leased Cadillac, you may be able to avoid or reduce the fees for excess mileage. You may also avoid having to pay for additional wear and tear on the car and other fees connected with lease returns. Best of all, you get to keep that beautiful Cadillac you've probably become very fond of. 

Another great option is to simply walk away from leasing and buy a brand-new Cadillac. You achieve the same "refresh" that you get from moving into a new lease, but now you can start to build equity in your car. If you leverage Cadillac reliability and keep making loan payments for a sustained period, you can eventually own it, and that's another very good feeling.
There are a lot of good things about it. Buying your leased car can be an easy way to break the pattern of leasing and start moving toward owning the car you drive. It removes the time-consuming search for a new car, and you already know it was well-maintained since you've been the only owner. Just remember that any lease payments you've made in the past won't apply toward the purchase of the vehicle.
Your choices are all great ones. A world-class Cadillac to start with is the Cadillac XT5 SUV, one of Cadillac's best-selling vehicles. The XT5 has an outstanding "Predicted Reliability" rating from J.D. Power. It also gets very good gas mileage, is handsomely styled and provides everyone on board with plenty of legroom. It's a luxury mid-size SUV with respected powertrains and well-designed, user-friendly interiors.

Standard infotainment features on the Cadillac XT5 include an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

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