Leasing vs Financing

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There are pros and cons whether you choose to lease or finance your next vehicle so it really all comes down to what your preferences are. If you are someone who loves to be up to date on the latest technology you might want to consider leasing so you are able to upgrade your vehicle when a new model is out. If you are someone looking to build equity on something valuable that you can eventually sell or trade-in, financing might be your best option. 

Learn more about the differences of leasing or financing your next vehicle so you can find out what's best for you at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships. 


Leasing is convenient because you are able to drive a new car every two or three years or you can get yourself the latest version of the car you already had. Many people prefer this because it allows them to get the latest upgrades and features when they come out. 

Another advantage of leasing is that the payments are typically lower than making monthly car loan payments. Something to look out for when choosing to lease a vehicle is the extra costs that can potentially come with it. Things like a stain in the back seat, or a dent in the car can end up being costly since you are supposed to return the vehicle in top shape.


When it comes to building equity, financing is the better option because once you've fully paid off your vehicle you are left with something valuable that you can call your own. The downside is that as the years pass newer and more improved versions of the car you own come out so you'll be missing out on the latest features. 

When you choose to finance you are able to customize your vehicle and don't have to worry about extra costs associated with leasing. You can also choose to get rid of the car whenever you want as long as you pay the remaining balance. It can actually end up costing you more to return your vehicle before a lease ends. 

Lease or Finance a Car, Truck, or SUV in Lima 

Whether you choose to lease or finance your next car, truck, or SUV we have a wide variety of options in our new vehicle inventory. In our extensive inventory you'll find vehicles from brands like Jeep, Hyundai, Chrysler, RAM, Dodge, and more! Once you decide which vehicle is right for you head over to our finance center to get started or feel free to apply for financing online. 

If you have any questions or would like more information about leasing vs financing feel free to contact us online today!

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