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What Everyone Wants To Know About Car Leasing

Feb 27, 2008
Leasing a car can be a fantastic way of getting the keys to your dream car without having to fork out the purchase price. The UK seems to be a country that is obsessed with going into debt in an attempt to pay off a loan. People make massive sacrifices in their living standards to afford a mortgage to repay the mortgage value when they could be paying far less with an interest only mortgage and have a far better standard of living. The same seems to happen with vehicles. A large proportion of car drivers choose to purchase a car. The money they subsequently pay on the loan can make the car cost considerably more than the car was initially worth and if people do take this plunge then they will often experience a loss in value of the vehicle. A growing number of people are beginning to recognise the true cost of purchasing a vehicle and seeking to find another way of financing a vehicle. One if the most popular options available is car leasing.

Car leasing enables the person that wants to use the vehicle to drive it around as their own without the worry of depreciation in value or maintenance costs. Car leasing organisations offer contracts that can be inclusive of a wide number of different costs. So you can arrange a contract with a fixed price so that you can manage your finances effectively and so that you don't have to worry about being hit by unexpected costs. This makes having a car less stressful because even the newest of cars experience problems that could end up being costly.

There are a number of advantages of having a car on a car leasing deal. The major advantage is that you do not have to suffer the effect of depreciation. Most cars lose a great deal of value over time. Even just a few years of ownership can drastically reduce the value of the car. If you don't own the vehicle you do not suffer this loss in capital value; the owner of the vehicle does. So you can use a new vehicle for a number of years and at the end of your lease simply hand it in and choose another one. You will not have to go through the stress and effort of advertising, negotiating and selling the vehicle for an upgrade.

In many cases the cost of car leasing costs significantly less than the loan repayments on a purchase vehicle. This is because you obviously don't own the vehicle at the end. There are obvious benefits of this. Firstly you do not have to worry about selling the vehicle when you want to upgrade. The selling process can be both expensive and, for those that are unfamiliar with the process, daunting. So using car leasing can be a great way of reducing the stress that you face when it comes to changing cars. The second major advantage that comes when you come to the end of your lease is that you can exchange your car for a different model quickly and without any hassle at the end of your deal. All you will need to do is return the car in the condition you agreed upon hand over the keys and then you can pick a new one. This is a great way to keep using an up to date vehicle.
About the Author
Shaun Parker has been at the forefront of the car hire and car leasing industry for several years. He has arranged finance for hundreds of satisfied customers.
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