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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Stanwood WA

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.

Heated Self Storage
(360) 629-0505
10560 State Route 532
Stanwood, WA
 
Accessible Self Storage
(360) 629-0505
10560 State Route 532
Stanwood, WA
 
Anchor Storage
(360) 658-6469
13733 Smokey Point Blvd
Marysville, WA
 
Anchor Storage North Marysville
(360) 658-6469
13733 Smokey Point Boulevard
Marysville, WA
 
Deer Creek Portable Shelters LLC
(360) 658-8518
16317 Smokey Point Boulevard
Marysville, WA
 
Stanwood Self Storage
(360) 629-3075
8505 Cedarhome Drive Northwest
Stanwood, WA
 
Camano Storage
(360) 387-6668
72 Northeast Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA
 
Leifer's RV & Boat Storage
(360) 653-4949
13127 State Avenue
Marysville, WA
 
Aurora Quality Buildings Inc
(425) 355-4232
14418 Smokey Point Boulevard
Marysville, WA
 
OLF Storage
(360) 678-2257
17738 Sr 20
Coupeville, WA
 

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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