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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Mankato MN

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.

Northwest Packaging Inc
(507) 345-3675
530 North Industrial Road
Mankato, MN
 
Piepho Moving & Storage
(507) 625-2814
777 North Industrial Road
Mankato, MN
 
Pietz Jerry
(507) 388-9329
417 Poplar Street
Mankato, MN
 
Piepho Moving & Storage, Inc.
(507) 625-2814
777 Industrial Road
Mankato, MN
 
Mayflower Transit Agency-Kato Moving & Storage
(507) 388-9329
417 Poplar Street
Mankato, MN
 
U-Haul
(507) 345-5450
1513 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN
 
Kato Moving And Storage Co
(507) 388-2283
417 Poplar Street
Mankato, MN
 
VOLK Transfer and Logistics
(507) 388-1683
104 Lundin Boulevard
Mankato, MN
 
Uhaul Co Independent Dealers Mankato
(507) 388-3399
2112 Hoffman Road
Mankato, MN
 
Gag's Camper Way Inc
(507) 345-5858
55151 210th Lane
Mankato, MN
 

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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