Advantages of Buying Lease Returns - Dallas Lease Returns

Advantages of Buying Lease Returns

Purchasing a lease return is one of the most financially advantageous ways to buy a vehicle for many reasons. In most cases, you can get way more vehicle than for the base price of a brand new one. This savings allows you to enjoy upgrades that you have always dreamed about at a fraction of the new vehicle price. In addition to costing less than a new car in terms of price, sales tax, and insurance, a previously-leased vehicle can benefit you in other ways. Often you will see discounted late model financing opportunities through the dealer.

Lower Costs All Around

Starting with the most obvious factor, a lease return costs less than buying new. A new vehicle depreciates quicker than you might think – some up to 30% in the first year! Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are an option, but they are also priced higher because they are backed by the original manufacturer’s warranty coverage and that has a cost figured in to qualify as Manufacturer Certified. A returned lease vehicle is the sweet spot between a CPO and a used vehicle, and this is just one reason!

Better Upkeep

Leased vehicles are often under contracts that require the lessee to follow specific maintenance guidelines and have all work done directly at the dealership. After only 2 or 3 years, a lease return may still be in like-new condition. Excessive wear and tear is charged to the original lessor to offer you a vehicle that is in line with wear and tear plus may also still have its existing warranty. If not, it could be eligible for an extended warranty, depending on the dealership.

Less Wear & Tear

A leased vehicle will usually have less mileage since many lease contracts set annual mileage limits and charge for every mile over that amount. The end result of a vehicle that has been leased according to the terms of its contract is a high-quality used vehicle. A car history report will reveal anything you should know about the vehicle, including service history. The dealer may also be able to let you know what the original lease terms were and verify the history report.

Recent Technology

The newer the vehicle, the more recent and innovative its technology and features. A lease return is an excellent opportunity to get these features at a fraction of the cost of a new car or truck. This is where a test drive is important so you can check out the vehicle’s features to ensure they work the way they should. For example, if you are looking for a car with smart device integration, make sure the one you’re considering works well with your phone. We encourage you to take the time to ask questions and test the safety features, as well, such as cameras, sensors, adaptive cruise control, and other such systems.

Purchasing a lease return is one of the best ways to get more car for your money. Here at Dallas Lease Returns, we have models as recent as 2018 and 2019 in fantastic condition and available at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a near brand new car, without the brand new price tag, check out our inventory of lease return sedans, lease return trucks, and lease return SUVs! To browse our inventory click here or call (214) 960-1388 for more information!

Adaptive Cruise Control on Today’s Streets

Adaptive Cruise Control on Today’s Streets

As our vehicles become more intelligent, one feature you might want to learn more about is Adaptive Cruise Control. When activated, this technology automatically slows down or speeds up to keep your speed set where you want it. This also keeps pace with the car in front of you so if they slow down, you slow down. You can choose your following distance usually based on car lengths.

Adaptive Cruise Control Capabilities

Once set, adaptive cruise control provides limited braking or full control braking to maintain the set distance. If the car in front of you slows down or stops, so will yours. Each vehicle offers different braking capabilities, so be sure to check your owner’s manual to find out what yours can do. Some slow you to 10mph and then alert you that the rest of the braking is your job. Others take you to zero and wait for your command to start again. Others slow down and preload the brake pedal for an emergency stop.

Depending on your vehicle, various sensors from radar or cameras read the road ahead of you and respond to the cars in your lane. Some vehicles read the road signs and warn you when it’s a No Passing zone car the Speed Limit changes.

How it Works

As with standard cruise control, you need to accelerate to your chosen speed and turn on the adaptive cruise control. Set how close you want your distance to the vehicle in front of you to be, and go! Each vehicle has a different way of setting the gap between vehicles, either by distance or seconds.

Things to Remember

Even with advanced technology, it’s still important to be aware of the traffic and changing road conditions around you. Both standard and adaptive cruise control are best used in ideal weather conditions, not during rain, ice, or snow. You may also need to keep the sensors clean. Adaptive cruise control might not work in tunnels or stop working if snow covers the sensors.

Take time to get to know how your car’s cruise control works, so you can get the most out of it. These features enhance your experience and are always under the control of the driver. Once experienced, most drivers set this technology as a benchmark that they are not willing to live without.

See our amazing selection of vehicles that have this innovative feature.