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Truck Leasing Pros and Cons Waterville ME

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.

Thompson & Hachey Self Storage
(207) 872-9551
126 Drummond Avenue
Waterville, ME
College Avenue Car Wash
(207) 872-5570
201 College Avenue
Waterville, ME
Allen's Transfer & Storage
(207) 872-7733
70 College Avenue
Waterville, ME
Goodwin's Unlimited
(207) 453-0070
32 Pines Road
Benton, ME
Mushero Paul & Sons
(207) 453-2164
6 Oakland Road
Fairfield, ME
Benton Storage Units
(207) 453-6276
306 Neck Road
Benton, ME
Exotic Touch
(207) 873-6700
94 College Av
Waterville, ME
R And D Self Storage
(207) 453-8113
451 Bangor Road
Benton, ME
Lachance Self Storage
(207) 465-3931
316 Country Club Road
Oakland, ME
Butler Mfg Co
(207) 453-9311
33 Sheridan Road
Fairfield, ME

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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