Tips For Owning & Maintaining A Leased Vehicle

Leasing can be a cost-effective option when you need a modern, reliable vehicle for less than the payments of a new car. But there are some important things you need to know about taking care of a lease vehicle. Stop by Shingle Springs Subaru where a knowledgeable associate can help walk you through your options. Below, we've compiled five things we think you should know once you've decided to go with a lease. We can help you avoid additional charges and enjoy a comfortable, hassle-free commute with all the latest safety and convenience technology.

A technician performs an inspection on a leased vehicle that's being turned in 

5. You're Responsible For The Vehicle's Condition

In addition to the payment of all taxes and fees while the vehicle is in your possession, you'll also be charged with the required maintenance of the vehicle. That means following the recommended manufacturer's interval for all services, including oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacements and inspections. This ensures that the vehicle is mechanically sound for the entire time you own the car. It also helps prevent wear and tear damage. You could be charged for excessive wear and tear on the vehicle if it's used improperly or maintained incorrectly.

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4. Most Maintenance Is Included In Our Service Center

Thankfully, general maintenance and service is typically included in the lease of a Subaru. Whether you're setting up a lease with us or another Subaru dealership, a member of the finance department will walk you through your options. Just keep in mind that a lease usually requires records that the maintenance was completed by an authorized service center. Fortunately, there are authorized Subaru service centers like ours across the nation.

If anything should go wrong, the 3 year / 36,000 mile limited warranty covers the entire car for an entire 36 month lease. That means you won't have to pay for any additional repairs or maintenance needed, as long as the vehicle is properly maintained and the damage isn't obtained through a fault of your own, such as a road accident.

3. Observe Your Mileage Limit

A typical lease at Shingle Springs Subaru comes with a mileage allowance of 10,000 miles per year. That's sufficient for most drivers, who won't have to pay the additional $0.15/mile fee added at the end of your lease for any excess miles.

If you prefer, you can simply purchase the vehicle you've been leasing and own it for good 

2. Understand Your Lease Termination Options

At the end of your lease period, you've got plenty of options. If things are busy and your car is serving you well, there may be a one-time six month lease extension is available. During that period, you can search for your next vehicle and turn in your lease vehicle at any time without incurring early termination penalties.

Additionally, you could choose to purchase the vehicle outright, paying off the remaining cost of the car. Naturally, you wouldn't pay any wear and tear penalties if you chose to purchase the vehicle, and we'll still be available to provide any necessary maintenance in our service center for as long as you own the car.

Finally, you can simply turn-in your current vehicle. The car will be inspected to ensure compliance with the maintenance guidelines. Consider a pre-inspection to find out what if any additional lease-end costs you may be required to pay. This way, you can enjoy driving a brand-new Subaru vehicle with all the latest features every 24-46 months at a reasonable payment. You may even qualify for incentives as part of a new lease agreement.

1. The Perks Of Leasing

Leasing means avoiding the steep depreciation costs of buying a new vehicle. But because the Automotive Lease Guide has named Subaru their Top Brand for Residual Value five times in a row, you know that Subaru is the right choice whether you buy or lease! And when you lease, you get to enjoy the very latest technology, and choose just the right size and type of vehicle you need most right now. Perhaps next year you'll need a third row of seats, or something with a little more excitement under the hood? These are just a few reasons why Shingle Springs Subaru customers choose to lease their next vehicle.

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