Volume 13 Issue 1 » 45 I’m leasing my vehicle. Why should I care when I’m planning to return it to the dealer in a few years anyway? Which are your top three recommended Business Office products for the everyday driver, and why? That’s a great question. It’s really important to know what your lease plan includes. Most manufacturers allow for “normal wear and tear,” but what does that mean? What does it include and what does it cover? Items like small dents or a small curbed rim may be acceptable, but any rips, tears or burns in the interior may not. Having the extra protection could save you from unforeseen costs when you return the vehicle. 1. Pre-paid maintenance plan, if not already included with your vehicle. This will make things a lot easier when it comes time to service the vehicle. Don’t forget that maintenance plans build value for your vehicle, so they actually make a great investment. 2. Extended warranty packages are great for car owners who plan to keep their vehicle for a long time. It’s like an insurance to help minimize potential repair costs in the future. Most manufacturer warranties come to an end within a certain number of years, so it’s good to have that peace of mind and to make sure you’re covered for the years to come. 3. Xzilon protection coating is a great product to invest in. It helps keep the exterior of your vehicle looking like new. Not only does the coating provide a protective barrier, but it makes the surface of your vehicle smooth and easy to clean.