Toyota Leasing Tips: How to Make Leasing a Toyota a Positive Experience

June 19th, 2014 by

LandCruiser_ext_none_070_v17ee_hd_013Sometimes buying a Toyota may be a better option than leasing one. It really depends on your personal situation but don’t just assume leasing is not for you. Many people tend to dismiss leasing as an option without really thinking about it. One reason for this could be that many consumers don’t realize that leasing a vehicle, has more benefits than just being able to drive a new one every few years.

For example, when you take the vehicle in for your scheduled maintenance checks, the mechanic will change the oil, rotate your tires and replace worn belts and hoses in addition to looking for any signs that could indicate a more serious problem. As a result, you can rest easy knowing the vehicle is in great shape.

Leasing a vehicle also offers lower monthly payments, an excellent warranty and here at South Dade Toyota, we offer a variety of leasing incentives that can help you drive away in the vehicle you’ve always wanted. Now that you know how leasing a vehicle can benefit you, below are a few Toyota leasing tips to help make this a positive experience.

Toyota Leasing Tips

The more you know about leasing and how it works, the easier it will be for you to determine if it’s a better option for you than buying. Therefore, take some time to do your research and learn all you can about it. You can also give us a call or visit our dealership and one of our representatives will go over the basic details associated with leasing a Toyota with you.

Once you determine that leasing a vehicle is for you, the following tips will help ensure you’re getting the best deal:

  • Always buy the gap insurance because it can save you a lot of money if you’re involved in an accident, especially if it occurs shortly after your lease begins.
  • Determine your mileage and make sure the estimate you give is accurate. It’s better to overestimate than it is to underestimate when it comes to mileage.
  • Always check your credit score to make sure it’s correct before going to see the dealer. If you have a poor score, build it up before leasing a vehicle for a better deal.
  • Take care of the leased vehicle and treat it like your own even though you are leasing. You are responsible for any damage caused by neglect or excessive wear and tear, so take care of it the best you can.
  • Just because you’re leasing doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate for a better deal. Give it try, you might be surprised at what kind of deals you can find.

These tips can help you get the best leasing agreement for your needs and below are a few good tips for returning your leased vehicle.

What to Do Before Returning Your Leased Vehicle

At the end of your leasing term, you’ll need to return your vehicle and preparing for this day ahead of time will help ensure everything goes smoothly. Inspect the vehicle yourself a couple months before the lease runs out. If the exterior has any damage that would not fall under normal wear and tear, then it’s a good idea to have it fixed before returning the vehicle.

Wash and wax the vehicle, clean out all of your personal belongings and make sure the interior is spotless before returning it. Make sure everything that was in the vehicle when you first leased it is still in the vehicle such as floor mats, spare tires and even both sets of keys. Following these tips will help to ensure you have a great leasing experience every time.


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