At Easterns Automotive - Serving the greater DC-Baltimore Areas
If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, you are likely thinking the only option is to buy. Many people don’t realize that you can now Lease a Used Car! For those savvy buyers who already buy used, to maximize value and minimize depreciation, you have another option. Easterns is proud to have partnered with Musa Auto Finance to offer our customers a new option for their used car needs. Is leasing a used car right for you? Read on to learn more.
How does Used Car Leasing Work?
Leasing a used car is set up almost identically to leasing a new car. The basic structure is the lessee (customer) is effectively financing the difference in the sales price of the vehicle and the residual value of the car. The residual values are determined by the lender, or by a third party chosen by the lender. This value is what the lender is estimating the car will be worth at the end of the term of the lease. This is where there is a difference in new car and used, the residual values in new cars are set by the Manufacture and are percentage point based and used cars the values are specific to the model and mileage amount.
Just like in new car leasing the customer always has the first right of refusal to purchase the vehicle he or she has leased at the end of the term at the set residual value. This is a moment where a lease can be a huge benefit because it is possible the residual was set too low, and the customer may be able to purchase the car for far below market value.
How do I know if leasing a used car is the best option for me?
It is important to consider all of the pros and cons of leasing and buying versus the cost difference between leasing a used car and buying a used car. Every customer should know what the costs will be on buying a vehicle through traditional financing before committing to a lease. This applies to both new and used car leasing, but is more important in the used space, because of the swing in residual value based on a used car's existing mileage at time of purchase. Easterns Automotive is pleased to do what we can to help you figure out if leasing is the right fit for you. Below you can watch our video on the subject, and also compare the pros and cons to leasing vs buying.
Serving DC, Maryland
When you purchase a vehicle from Easterns we want you to be absolutely happy with your new car. That is why we offer a 7-Day Return Policy and complimentary 30 Day or 1,000-mile warranty on every car.