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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Hammond LA

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.

Morrison Blvd Self Storage
(985) 429-9108
700 North Morrison Boulevard
Hammond, LA
 
Harper Metal Building Services Inc
(985) 542-0332
1000 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA
 
Tower Mini Storage
(985) 542-0306
1609 Highway 190 East
Hammond, LA
 
Uhaul Co Independent Dealers Hammond
(985) 542-3103
501 Industrial Park Rd
Hammond, LA
 
Gege Properties Llc
(985) 429-9108
700 North Morrison Boulevard
Hammond, LA
 
Action Mini Warehouses LLC
(985) 542-1957
13074 Rockys Lane
Hammond, LA
 
U-Haul CO - Independent Dealers- Hammond
(985) 429-8038
45232 Rogers Road
Hammond, LA
 
Uhaul Co Hammond Independent Dealers
(985) 542-3103
501 Industrial Park Rd
Hammond, LA
 
Robert Mini Storage
(985) 345-0466
23220 Tall Timbers Road
Hammond, LA
 
The Storage Center
(225) 273-0121
1131 Millerville Millervi
Hammond, LA
 

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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