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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Lombard IL

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.

Allied Van Lines, Inc.
(800) 470-2851
P.O. Box 4403
Chicago, IL

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Gateways International
(630) 932-3260
55 West 22nd Street Suite 200
Lombard, IL
 
System Service International
(630) 629-9344
250 West North Avenue
Lombard, IL
 
Uhaul Co Independent Dealers Lombard
(630) 629-9344
250 West North Avenue
Lombard, IL
 
Economy Yard Storage
(630) 932-5592
448 West North Avenue
Lombard, IL
 
Fcti
(630) 620-4728
18W622 Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL
 
Addison Container Corporation
(630) 916-8090
1000 North Main Street
Lombard, IL
 
Budget
(630) 495-2080
1101 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL
 
J And P Moving Services Inc
(630) 495-4030
1196 South Main Street
Lombard, IL
 
Agent For North American Van Lines
(630) 629-7200
250 West North Avenue
Lombard, IL
 
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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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