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#1152 of 1189 Audi A3 Lease
Aug 04, 2011 (10:56 am)
I am halfway through my lease right now for a 2010 Audi A3 and I need tires pretty soon. Does anybody know if Audi will charge me if I return the car with tires of a different brand? I find the stock tires too noisy and planning to opt for a "quieter" set.
#1153 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [pwong8]
Aug 04, 2011 (11:16 am)
Look on your contract and see what the requirements are. The only car I ever had to worry about tires on was our Chrysler and the terms merely said the tires had to have at least 4/10" tread depth. No mention of brand.
#1154 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [qbrozen]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 04, 2011 (11:25 am)
Agree w/qbrozen on checking the contract, though I can't imagine why they'd be upset at you returning the vehicle with nicer, newer tires on it, as long as they were the right size.
If it's a problem per the contract, you can always keep the old tires and have them put back on right before the lease ends.
#1155 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [kirstie_h]
Aug 04, 2011 (1:56 pm)
Only an option if the OEM set has 4/32" or more tread left.
I would check the lease contract, I am sure there is something about the tread depth and they have to match. If the car has a full size spare all 5 may have to match. The speed and load ratings have to meet or exceed the OEM tires as well. They could limit you to just OEM tires (there could be several) as well. To CPO a car they have to have lots of tread and be OEM tires, so dealers do not like to see turn ins with non-standard tires.
#1156 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [qbrozen]
Aug 04, 2011 (2:14 pm)
As long as they match and are the right size and speed rating you should be fine.
Just make sure they're name brand... get some Chinese no names and you might get hit.
#1157 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [dwynne]
Aug 04, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Agree with Brentwood, with emphasis placed on the rating. If the car came with "V" rated tires, don't replace them with "H" rated tires.
#1158 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [lch77]
Aug 04, 2011 (9:35 pm)
Jaguar would allow one speed rating downgrade, from a Z to a V, but if the car came in with non-performance tires, you'd get charged for a set of OE rubber ($900+)
#1159 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [dwynne]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 05, 2011 (8:17 am)
Well yeah... I'm assuming that the vehicle is fairly new to the lessee, and thus would currently have barely-worn tires. I can't imagine bothering to replace the tires for better ride quality near the END of a lease!
#1160 of 1189 Re: Audi A3 Lease [kirstie_h]
Aug 05, 2011 (10:32 am)
They said "I am halfway through my lease right now for a 2010 Audi A3 and I need tires pretty soon" so I assumed they would be too worn out to turn in.
Another reason to love Honda Finance lease "Excess Wear and Use Waiver" of $500 per incident up to a total of $1,500. I turned in my 2005 S2000 (before getting the 2008) with 2 low tread tires on it. No charge since they were under the limit.
#1161 of 1189 Breaking a Lease
Aug 13, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Hi. I have a CRV lease. BUT, unfortunately, due to the economy, etc., I've been out of work for 2 years. Still looking! I can't afford the car any more. It's a 2009 CRV with less than 6000 miles, so it's totally cherry. What should I do (besides move to Brazil).