Auto leasing has become very popular in the last few years as consumers are challenged to find affordable automobile financing alternatives in the current economy. Car leasing has grown to record levels never before seen.
Many people who could benefit from leasing a car have misconceptions, don’t know how it works, or how to determine if it’s right for them. Some people now leasing are paying too much because they didn’t know a good lease deal from a bad one.
LeaseGuide.com helps you understand auto leasing, how to lease a car the smart way, who should lease (and who should not), how to find monthly lease payments, calculate lease vs buy, and how to get the best lease deals.
The Lease Kit is a supplement to our free Lease Guide and provides a set of over a dozen tools, calculators, tables, charts, and guides to help automotive consumers who are seriously considering a lease, or who have already leased. Included in the Lease Kit:
A set of unique online calculators that help calculate car lease payments and costs, compare financial differences between leasing and buying, evaluate lease deals for any vehicle, and determine excess mileage costs.
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Best Lease Deals
Whether you lease or buy, price is the most important factor in getting a great deal. The lower the price, the lower the payment. You can haggle long and hard with a dealer to get a good price, or do it the easy way — get free price quotes online from a car pricing service such as our new Car Deal Finder tool. For best results, get multiple dealers’ prices, compare, and go with the best deal.
Lease or Buy? That is the Question
It’s natural for anyone considering car leasing to wonder if it’s better to lease, or to buy. The fact is that one way will nearly always be better in any given situation. Therefore, it’s important to understand how each method works and get an objective comparison for making a correct decision. See Lease vs Buy? Which is Better? and our Lease vs Buy Calculator.
Zero $0 Down Car Leases – Really?
Yes, in fact most car leases can be structured with zero down payment, except for possibly some special promotional lease deals being offered by car manufacturers where a down payment might be required to get the special deal. But there’s a difference between “zero down payment” and “zero cash due at lease signing.” Learn the difference in our article, Lease a Car With No Down Payment.
Why Are New Cars Getting More Expensive to Buy, Finance, and Lease?
If you think that new cars have been becoming less affordable every year, you would be right. But you might not know all the reasons, and there are many, some that you might not be aware of. Read our article, Disturbing Trends for New Car Buyers, for more details.
Find Cheap Used Cars for Sale
Leasing offers the lowest monthly payments for brand new cars, but good used cars can provide even lower payments. Look for the best used car deals in your area with our unique Car Deal Finder tool.
Car Lease Buyout – Should You Purchase Your Leased Car?
Does it make sense to buy your leased car either at normal lease-end, or before the end? What are the benefits? Should you do an early buyout? What does it really accomplish? And what are the potential problems? We explain it all and provide the answers in our easy-to-read article, Car Lease Buyout – Good Idea or Not?
Not Sure Which Lease Calculator You Need?
We provide a convenient Guide to Lease Calculators that lists and explains each of almost a dozen different car lease calculators that we offer on this web site. Each has a special purpose and we tell you which is the best for your particular purpose. Most are unique and not found anywhere else on the Internet.
LeaseGuide.com was created and launched in 1995 by Al Hearn when car leasing was new to most consumers. Although the car leasing industry has matured and leasing has become an accepted method of car financing, it is still not well understood. LeaseGuide.com has grown and improved over the years to address this need to become one of the most respected sources of expert advice and information about automobile leasing. The purpose of this web site is only to provide consumer advice and information. We do not sell or lease cars.