How Does Leasing a Car Work?

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A lot of Harvey drivers have come to the conclusion that leasing a car is right for them. But how does leasing a car work? Read the instructions below from the Ray Brandt Kia finance center on how to lease a car. 

How to Lease a Car

How does leasing a car work? It’s fairly simple. Just follow these steps for how to lease a car:

  • Decide on how big of a down payment you can make. The larger the down payment you make upfront, the lower your monthly payments will be. If you have a trade-in vehicle, that can lower your monthly payment as well.
  • Calculate the size of the monthly payments you can afford to make.
  • Check out our lease specials. You can find some great deals on popular Kia models!
  • Once you’ve started the lease, stay within the mileage limit. Exceeding this limit can result in additional charges.
  • Keep up with the maintenance schedule. This is a requirement of your lease.

How to Return a Leased Car

How does leasing a car work when you’re ready to return it? That process is simple, too. Here’s how:

  • Submit your car for a pre-inspection.
  • Fix any issues that came up during the inspection.
  • Thoroughly clean the vehicle.
  • Delete your information from the entertainment system.
  • Bring your lease paperwork and maintenance documentation.
  • Pay any fees.
  • Pick out your new vehicle! (You can also choose to extend your current lease, buy your leased vehicle, or just return the car without exchanging for a new one.)

Advantages of Leasing Over Buying

Here’s why a lot of Marrero customers have chosen to lease:

  • Lower Sales Tax – In most states, leasing a vehicle drastically lowers sales tax.
  • Simpler Trade-In Process – Just turn your car in at the end of the lease and start a lease on a new one.
  • Lower Monthly Payments – If you’re working with a strict budget, your monthly payment amount may be the most important factor when deciding whether to lease or finance.
  • Warranties – Leased automobiles are always under warranty, as long as you stay under the mileage limit.
  • The Latest Features – Because you’ll be driving a brand-new vehicle every couple of years, you’ll always have the latest feature options at your fingertips.

Check Out the Lease Deals at Ray Brandt Kia of Harvey

Check out our Kia K5 lease specials or Kia Optima lease specials. We make leasing a car easy! We’re happy to walk you through the whole process step-by-step. We’re just a short drive away from New Orleans, so drop by or contact us today!

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