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Car Leasing Companies

ADVERTISEMENT Leasing a car – 5 dumb car leasing mistakes to avoid Tara Mello @shedrives June 1, 2017 in Auto Loans advertisement Share Car-leasing missteps 1 of 6 Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images People who lease a car usually do so because it allows them to drive a newer vehicle for less money than it would cost to buy one. But many drivers make the mistake of not reading the fine print before signing a contract, says Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds.com. “People make a lot of mistakes when setting up their car leases, and it can cost them a lot of money,” he says. Here are five common car-leasing mistakes that consumers should avoid. Check Auto Loan Rates Previous Next 1 of 6 Paying too much money upfront 2 of 6 kali9/E+/Getty Images Car dealers advertise low monthly lease payments on new autos, but consumers usually are asked to pay several thousand dollars at the beginning of the term to get the low payments, says Reed. That money is generally used to pay a portion of the car lease in advance. “But prepaying is a problem if the car is wrecked or stolen in the first few months,” says Reed. If that were to happen, the insurance company would reimburse the leasing company for the value of the car, but the money the customer paid upfront would likely not be refunded, he says. As a result, the consumer wouldn’t have a car, after having paid a lot of money upfront. Reed suggests that consumers not pay more than about $2,000 in advance. “In many cases, it makes sense to put nothing down,” he says. If you pay less in advance, your monthly payment would be higher. But you could take the “prepayment” cash and put it in an interest-bearing account instead. You could use that money to help make the monthly lease payments, says Reed. And if something happens to the vehicle before the end of the term, at least the leasing company wouldn’t have a big chunk of your money. Previous Next 2 of 6 Forgetting gap insurance 3 of 6 CHRISsadowski/E+/GettyImages The value of any new car drops significantly after it’s driven off the lot — and leased cars are no exception, says David Jacobson, CEO of CU Xpress Lease in Hauppauge, New York, which originates and services car leases for credit unions. If a leased car is stolen or totaled and the car insurance company makes a payment for the value of the car, that sum may not cover the consumer’s total obligation under the terms of the lease, he says. The driver would likely have to pay the balance out of pocket unless he has gap insurance. In that case, the policy would cover the difference, he says. At the beginning of any car lease, consumers should ask if the contract includes this specialty gap insurance coverage, says Jacobson. If it doesn’t, the customer should consider looking for a car with a lease plan that does. “There is exposure without gap insurance,” he says, “so I would not lease a car without it.” Don’t get ambushed by a bad credit score at the dealership. Check your credit score and credit report first at myBankrate for free. Previous Next 3 of 6 Underestimating miles you’ve driven 4 of 6 Nejron Photo/Shutterstock.com According to Jacobson, many leasing companies are able to advertise low monthly payments because they have low mileage limits. It’s common for leasing contracts to have a driving maximum of 10,000 miles to 15,000 miles per year, he says. If consumers exceed those limits, they could be charged an additional 10 cents to 30 cents per mile at the end of the lease. “You could wind up owing a lot of money for miles when it’s time to turn in the car,” Jacobson says. The driver could owe big bucks on a car he is no longer driving. To avoid this extra fee, consumers should know their driving habits before signing the contract, says Jacobson. If they know they’ll probably drive more miles than the agreement allows, they could ask for a higher limit. Still, there’s a drawback: The monthly lease payment would probably go up with a mileage increase, he says. Previous Next 4 of 6 Not maintaining the car 5 of 6 bgwalker/E+/GettyImages If the car has damage that goes beyond normal wear and tear, the driver could be on the hook for additional fees when it’s time to return it to the dealer, says Jacobson. Generally, if a car has a scratch but the mark is less than the size of a driver’s license or business card, many companies will consider it normal use. They probably won’t charge a penalty, says Jacobson. Jacobson says that if there’s damage to the car, the customer will have a chance to have it fixed on his own dime before turning it in. Otherwise, the leasing company will assess a value to the damage. In terms of “normal wear,” the definition can vary, and drivers shouldn’t assume that their own lease servicers will be lenient. “Some will nitpick the car to pieces,” says Jacobson. “Before getting the vehicle, consumers should ask what the lease-end-condition guidelines are.” Barbara Terry, an automobile columnist and author of the book “How Athletes Roll,” says if the car is significantly damaged, drivers can expect a bill for repairs at “full market price.” Previous Next 5 of 6 Leasing for too long 6 of 6 Michael Hanson/Aurora/Getty Images Most car-lease terms range from two to four years, though some can go longer, says Reed. However, drivers who lease cars for too long could end up paying extra money in maintenance. Reed recommends that consumers not lease cars for longer than the warranty period, which averages three years, or 36,000 miles. “That’s a turning point in the car’s life, when it goes out of the bumper-to-bumper warranty,” says Reed. “If you keep the car longer, you’d have to consider getting an extended warranty at an additional cost, plus you may need to pay for new tires and brakes — all for a car that you don’t own,” he says. If a consumer plans to be in the same car for a long time, it’s probably better to buy it, says Terry. “If the driver owns the car, he’d have to pay for the car and pay for maintenance, but then he could continue to drive it for several years without having to worry about a required monthly lease payment,” she says. Comparing car loans? Check interest rates now at Bankrate. 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Private customers For private use Corporate customers For business and businesspeople Fleet customers For customers operating large fleets Our makes A large selection of over 10,000 cars Abarth Alfa-romeo Audi BMW Citroën Dacia DS Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jaguar Jeep Kia Lancia Land Rover Maserati Mazda Mercedes-benz MINI Mitsubishi Opel Peugeot Nissan More makes Less makes International Leasing Mobility without boundaries Sixt Leasing SE Leasing experience since 1967 Investor Relations Learn more about us! Sixt Leasing SE International leasing Product & service portfolio Our strengths – Your advantages Sixt Leasing SE – Tailored mobility solutions Here at Sixt Leasing we not only provide corporate and fleet customers with tailor-made mobility solutions, but private customers will also find inexpensive car leasing offers at fantastic rates. Sixt Leasing blends 40 years of leasing experience and attractive prices with first-class services making it your ideal partner in this field. As one of the most successful vendor and bank-neutral leasing providers, we offer you the best purchasing terms around. You also benefit from our expertise as a leasing service provider, for instance when looking to minimise your fleet costs. We broker leased vehicles for private and corporate customers. In this regard, you will find our leasing portal Sixt Neuwagen helpful. You will always receive a new vehicle and the identical guarantee/warranty you would obtain from the dealer. We do not deliver European reimports or near-new cars as leased vehicles. Sixt Leasing offers mobility without borders We operate in the leasing and fleet management sectors in Germany and beyond and have a clear strategy of international expansion. Our subsidiaries and the extremely successful franchise concept ensure that Sixt delivers almost limitless mobility. Mobility, service and cost reduction Besides financing vehicles, Sixt Leasing offers various additional services to private, corporate and fleet leasing customers. While letting us finance your vehicles, you can preserve your liquidity and thus focus on your company’s core competencies. Whether you are interested in cheap operational or full-service leasing solutions as a private customer or whether you are interested in motivating your employees or in fleet management as a corporate customer – with Sixt Leasing you have a competent and efficient partner at your side! With Sixt Leasing on the fast track With Sixt – one of the largest car buyers in Europe – you benefit from top-leasing terms. In addition, our online solutions offer you detailed insight into your fleet. Thereby, saving and process optimization potentials can be identified and appropriate actions can be derived.

Car Leasing Companies

Car Leasing Companies
Car Leasing Companies
Car Leasing Companies
Car Leasing Companies
Car Leasing Companies

Published on Jul 10, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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