Can I Return a Car Lease Within 30 Days?

Returning a car to a dealership anytime after a lease is signed is generally possible. However, the lease typically requires that the consumer pay the full value of the lease as well as early-return penalties.

Often, a better option to get out of a car lease is to sell the lease. Most car leases allow transfers, and it is usually possible to find somebody willing to take over the payments. The cost for transferring a lease is the amount the consumer needs to pay the person to buy the lease, which is usually much less than the full value of the lease. Penalties are also imposed.