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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Alamogordo NM

A truck lease offers cost advantages for personal use, as well as tax and accounting advantages for business owners. Learn the difference between personal and commercial truck leasing.

Playhard Transport
(505) 443-1022
2749 North Florida Avenue
Alamogordo, NM
 
Gressman Motor Company Inc
(505) 437-5001
1003 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM
 
Alamo Mini Storage
(505) 437-7338
2000 1st Street
Alamogordo, NM
 
AAA Self Storage
(505) 434-0625
2830 Airport Road
Alamogordo, NM
 
Bekins Records Management
(505) 437-1080
1505 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM
 
Lincoln Moving And Storage Inc
(505) 434-2306
1400 Black Street
Alamogordo, NM
 
U-Haul CO - Independent Dealers- Alamogordo
(505) 437-7192
2617 North White Sands Boulevard
Alamogordo, NM
 
Agent For Allied Van Lines
(505) 437-0140
101 7th Street
Alamogordo, NM
 
Alamo True Value Home Center
(505) 437-1418
1600 1st Street
Alamogordo, NM
 
The Side Doors Self Storage
(505) 437-1922
300 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM
 

Truck Leasing Pros and Cons

To lease a truck for personal use is no different than leasing a car or SUV. A lease offers lower monthly payments than buying with a loan, and may not require a down payment. There are also savings on sales tax in most states. Therefore, leasing may cost you less to get into a new truck, and can save you on monthly cost as well.

However, before making a decision about whether to lease or buy, understand that leasing is best for people who drive no more than about 15,000 miles per year, like to have a new truck every 3-4 years, take good care of their vehicles, don't care about building ownership equity, and have a stable lifestyle such that they won't need to end the lease early.

Ending a lease early can be very expensive. It's more than simply paying termination fees. It means paying the balance of the lease, considering the wholesale auction value of the truck. In most cases, ending a lease early is very impractical. Therefore, if you think you might not be able to complete a lease, then don't lease.

If you plan on using your truck for heavy duty or rough utility purposes, such that the body and bed might be badly damaged or scratched, you might not want to lease. The reason is you may have to pay for those damages at lease-end when you return your truck to the lease company. Any damages beyond "normal" wear and tear can result in charges to you. Of course, you could get the repairs done yourself prior to returning your leased truck. Or...

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