Auto Advice

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Can you return a leased vehicle early?

A common myth of leasing is that, once you sign a contract, you are committed to the vehicle until the terms of the contract are completed. The truth is, you can turn in a leased vehicle early. You can also trade the vehicle, sometimes also called a lease-buyout and sale. Is it better to fulfill the terms of your lease contract? Yes. But sometimes circumstances … Read More

What is a disposition fee on a Lease Contract?

In a previous post on how auto leasing worked, one of our “Terms to Know” was Disposition Fee. It was defined as: “Charged by some lessors for the privilege of returning the vehicle and walking away; the cost is spelled out in the Lease Contract, so you will know upfront how much it will be.” Simply put, the disposition fee is charged by the lessor … Read More

How does negotiating in auto leasing work?

  There’s a common misconception that the auto leasing process is not negotiable. While leasing can be significantly different from traditional financing, when it comes to negotiations, the two are quite similar in certain ways. For example, the price of the vehicle and your trade-in, if you have one, are frequently items you can negotiate. Trade-in value Let’s talk about your trade first. You need … Read More

Inside the record sales year for Jeep® and Ram Brand vehicles

One for the record books. If you browse through the blog page at Chrysler Capital, you’ll come across quite a bit of news covering awards and accolades accomplished by Jeep® and Ram Brand vehicles. In fact, nearly half of our top posts for the year focused on the two FCA US LLC brands. Accumulating such honors helped create a record sales year for Jeep and … Read More

How does auto leasing work?

An auto lease is where you pay for the use of a vehicle for a certain amount of time determined by your contract. Once the Lease Contract is completed, the vehicle is returned. But how does auto leasing work? If you’ve purchased a vehicle using traditional financing before, lease can be quite different. There are some terms to know and factors to consider when trying … Read More

Car Care New Year’s Resolutions – Pt. 2

Getting in shape. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions each year is to live a healthier lifestyle. Making just a few simple adjustments or additions to our routines can do wonders for our well-being. The same goes for how we treat our vehicles. Earlier this week, we provided some car care New Year’s resolutions to help keep your vehicle in tip-top shape in … Read More

Car Care New Year’s Resolutions – Pt. 1

When making a New Year’s resolution, a little guidance can go a long way. With any goal we have in mind for the year ahead, we usually go in with the best intentions. However, if we’re being honest, it’s only a matter of months, weeks and sometimes days before that resolution is already a faded memory. The same could go for the way we maintain … Read More

Leasing vs. buying – here’s what sold me

Recently, someone mentioned something to me about a post I scraped together a LONG time ago – four years and nearly six months ago, in fact. The mention made me want to go back and take a look, which of course I did, and I am excited to report back to you that Leasing vs. Buying – why is it a question? is as relevant … Read More

Choosing the right car for a new driver

What happens when it comes time to purchase a vehicle for a new driver? Do you run out to buy the fanciest, most expensive vehicle on the lot? Probably not. Instead, hopefully, you’ve done research and have already taken into consideration things like the price, your budget and the cost-to-own. Once you get past that, though, it’s time for the fun part – shopping and … Read More