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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Jennings 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.

Pipeline Construction
(337) 824-0509
1807 Highway 90 West
Jennings, LA
 
Airport Ministorage
(337) 824-3951
1423 Airport Road
Jennings, LA
 
Uhaul Co Independent Dealers Jennings
(337) 824-2147
611 Airport Road
Jennings, LA
 
U-Haul CO - Independent Dealers- Jennings
(337) 824-9811
1629 Elton Road
Jennings, LA
 
Bubba Morgan Trucking
(337) 616-1400
125 South 13th Street
Mermentau, LA
 
Jennings Storage Center
(337) 824-6750
1219 Airport Road
Jennings, LA
 
Toms Mini Storage
(337) 824-2147
611 Airport Road
Jennings, LA
 
Capital Ideas Inc
(337) 824-1655
518 West Nezpique Street
Jennings, LA
 
Granger Street Mini Storage
(337) 824-1655
518 West Nezpique Street
Jennings, LA
 
Lake Area Mini Storage
(337) 774-6700
820 Fourth Street
Lake Arthur, 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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