Should you take maintenance costs or not?
14th January 2010
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When Leasing a car one of the questions you will have to ask yourself is, “Do I want a contract with maintenance costs or not?”.

Basically if you have it included then you pay a higher monthly cost to lease the car, but if you have any problems with it, the car leasing company pays for it to be repaired. This means you have to weigh up how much extra you have to pay, to how likely you will have problems with the car. If so ask yourself what sort of costs the type of car you have leased has. A cheap car will usually have lower maintenance costs to a more expensive car, which is something to take into account.

Another way of weighing it up is how much mileage you do a year. If you only do 8000 miles a year then it is less likely you will have problems with a well built car. If however you do over 18000, then it may be worth taking the maintenance as part of your contract, especially as a manufacturers warranty tends to run out at around 60000-80000 miles.

This can also depend on the age of a car. If the car is old then it will be likely out of warranty and more prone to breaking, so you should consider taking it with older cars.

Whether or not you take the maintenance costs or not depends on your individual needs and situation. Hopefully these tips will help you make the right decision.

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