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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Caldwell ID

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.

Simplot Transportation
(208) 454-1031
323 La Fond Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Easy Access Storage Inc - Caldwell
(208) 453-8300
14852 Highway 44
Caldwell, ID
 
Storage West
(208) 454-3262
4224 Dearborn Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Blacks Creek Bags
(208) 455-1996
19747 Red Top Road
Caldwell, ID
 
Easy Access Storage Inc Caldwell
(208) 459-6442
2518 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID
 
U-Haul CO - Independent Dealers- Caldwell
(208) 455-0724
521 North 10th Avenue
Caldwell, ID
 
Dale Green Express
(208) 455-1948
303 Blaine Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Fifer Bill Trucking
(208) 454-8570
1924 East Chicago Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Uhaul Co Independent Dealers Caldwell
(208) 455-9751
15347 Willis Road
Caldwell, ID
 
Easy Access Storage Inc - Middleton
(208) 585-9100
14852 Highway 44
Caldwell, ID
 

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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