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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Biddeford ME

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.

AAA Rent-A-Space
(207) 284-5738
Exit 4 Me Turnpike
Biddeford, ME
 
U-haul Co.
(207) 284-2118
584 Pool St
Biddeford, ME
 
Beck Builders
(207) 284-2118
584 Pool St
Biddeford, ME
 
Southern Maine Storage
(207) 282-4844
1030 Portland Road
Saco, ME
 
Dirigo Logistics
(207) 937-2474
6a Harrisburg St.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
 
One Stop Mini-Storage
(207) 286-1704
41 Main
Biddeford, ME
 
Fresh Carpets
(207) 282-3565
410 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME
 
Main Street Storage Co
(207) 284-4526
431 Main
Biddeford, ME
 
Gary's Moving
(207) 282-4717
8 Woodland Avenue
Saco, ME
 
U-Haul Co
(207) 283-4615
1030 Portland Rd
Saco, ME
 

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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