How Does Leasing a Car Work?

Lease Agreement

While some drivers like the long-term investment of buying a car, others want more flexibility in their finances. If that sounds like you, leasing might be the perfect solution. So, how does leasing a car work? Leasing allows you to drive a vehicle for a shorter period of time, usually around two to three years. After your contract is over, you have a wide range of options: return the car, swap the car, buy the car, and more. Find out how to lease a car in the Orange Park and Ponte Vedra area, and get more finance tips from Beaver Chevrolet!



How to Lease a Car in Jacksonville

Leasing a car is a short-term contract that allows you to drive a car without the hefty expenses and commitment of a traditional auto financing plan. Your costs are based on the car’s expected depreciation, along with fees and interest, which keeps your monthly payments more affordable. But, there are some things to keep in mind:

  • Lease contracts include mileage restrictions. You’ll establish your mileage limit when you sign your paperwork, so be mindful. Think about your average commute and how much you like to drive on the weekends. If you go over your limit, you’ll face penalties.
  • Leasing a car is usually more affordable than financing. Because your lease is based on the depreciation of the car rather than the current value, you’ll often pay less for a lease. But, be sure to do your homework and check out offers and incentives for the model you want.
  • Lease contracts require scheduled maintenance. Because you’re likely to bring the car back at the end of the contract, you’ll need to keep the vehicle as close to factory condition as possible. Luckily, Beaver Chevrolet has a great service department onsite for all of your maintenance and service needs.

End of Lease Options

You know how to lease a car, but what do you do when the contract is almost over? Then it’s time to make a choice.

  • Return your leased car and pick out a new vehicle
  • Extend your current lease
  • Buy the vehicle that you’ve been leasing
  • Return the vehicle and take your next steps elsewhere

If you want to return the car to our dealership, we’re ready at any time. However, we recommend that you take care of any service issues that are needed and clean the car before arrival. This can help you avoid any fees for excessive wear and tear. Then, gather up your paperwork and service records and stop by. We’ll certify your vehicle’s mileage, let you know about any fees, and get you into a brand new vehicle for the Jacksonville Beach roads ahead.

Start Your New Lease at Beaver Chevrolet

How does leasing a car work at Beaver Chevrolet? We’d love to show you, so stop by Jacksonville to get one step closer to your next lease. You can always contact us to ask any questions or start the shopping process from home. And when you’re ready to apply for financing, you can get pre-approved without leaving your living room.


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