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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Fairbanks AK

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.

Atlas Van Lines Agent
(907) 451-0525
620 Old Richardson Highway
Fairbanks, AK
U-Haul CO - Moving Centers- Fairbanks- Independent Dealers
(907) 452-2871
3210 Industrial Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Sourdough Transfer
(907) 456-6040
600 Driveway Street
Fairbanks, AK
Interior Transportation Inc
(907) 451-7485
3420 Industrial Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Uhaul Co
(907) 457-2149
350 Steese Highway North
Fairbanks, AK
International Wood Industries
(907) 456-5051
805 Bidwill Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
American Red Ball
(907) 452-4105
1427 Well Street
Fairbanks, AK
In Storage
(907) 451-9479
2020 South Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK
American Relocation Services
(907) 456-3097
3411 Lathrop Street Suite L
Fairbanks, AK
H And S Warehouse Inc
(907) 452-1286
1426 Well Street
Fairbanks, AK

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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