5 Leasing Mistakes To Avoid

Leasing a car is often the best choice for most because you get to drive a newer vehicle for less than what it will buy one. However, the fine print in a lease at times goes unnoticed and the document is then signed. Here are 5 leasing mistakes that you should be avoiding.

  1. Putting down too much

Low monthly lease payments are usually advertised with putting a huge amount of thousands down. If you do that, and the leased vehicle is in a wreck or stolen the first few months, the insurance company will reimburse the leasing company but you won’t see a dime back.

  1. Forgetting gap insurance

With gap insurance, when a car is stolen or totaled, the car insurance company makes a payment for the value of the car and the sum may not cover the consumer’s total obligation. However, the gap policy will cover the difference. Otherwise, you will have to cover the difference on your own.

  1. Check your mileage

Many times, leasing companies hold you to low mileage limits. If you go over, the company to be charging you for every mile at the end of your lease. To avoid the extra costs, understand your driving habits before signing the lease and ask if the mile limit can be increased.

  1. Not maintaining the vehicle

When returning a car to a leased dealership, if it has significant damage right before turning it in, such as big scratches, dents, and so on, the consumer will have the option to have it fixed with his own money or the company will assess the damages. Always ask what is the condition limit of a returned car. Better be safe than sorry.

  1. Leasing for too long

The longer you have a car, the more maintenance it is going to need. Even though the general leasing term is from two-four years or a bit over, keeping it for longer than you need to can have you spending more money. Might as well buy it.

If you are looking to get into or out of a leased vehicle, check out the selection of vehicles online at Swapalease.com. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

Best of 2017 Muscle Cars: Buying Guide

When you hear muscle cars, you think of a classic Camaro, Thunderbird, or the General Lee. Well, over the years, muscles have adopted a sleeker, and/or stealthier appearance but still having maintained their inner beast. Here is the list of 2017’s best muscles.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Marking the 50 year anniversary of the American classis Chevy Camaro, 2017 brings us all trim models, especially the ZL1. It is the fastest Camaro ever, going 0 to 60pmh in 3.5 seconds! With an option of coupe or convertible, numerous engine options from I-4 turbo (275hp) to supercharged V8 (650 hp), and manual or automatic transmission options, the pricing for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ranges from $27,300 – $73,350.

2017 Dodge Challenger

With over 13 trim models to choose from, the Challenger is known as THE MOST powerful muscle car out there, and that is because of it’s Hellcat. The Hellcat can go up to 707hp, oh my! This 2-door coupe has the options of a V6, HEMI 5.7 L to HEMI Hellcat V8. It comes in two transmission options and prices range from $27,190 – $71,970.

2017 Dodge Charger

If the 2017 Dodge Challenger made it on this list, it only makes sense for his brother, the Dodge Charger to be here as well! 4-door sedan and still burning some serious rubber while dropping of the kids at school. With 10 different trim options and engine options like it’s brother, you can enjoy a mild pinch of muscle or go full-blown ripped. The only transmission option is  the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission sadly. It’s prices range from $27,995 – $76,110.

2017 Ford Mustang

Last but certainly not least, is the original pony ride since the 60’s. It is currently considered the best selling sports coupe in the world and a favorite of Germany. With 10 trim levels and the option of fastback or convertible, engine options of 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 (300hp) to 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 (526 hp), and three transmission option, it is here are ready for a new owner. Prices range from $25,185 – $61,610.

 

Did you know Swapalease offers muscle cars? For more information on finding the best muscle car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

5 Common Auto Insurance Myths

For those looking at buying auto insurance for the first time or wonder what their present auto insurance really can or can’t do, it can be a game of facts mixed in with myths. At times, believing those myths will gift you with some unpleasant wake-up calls. Here are five common auto insurance myths you should avoid.

       MYTH #1 Color of your car affects your premium

We have all heard the ol’ “a red car means higher insurance”. This is not the case since your premium is determined by the make, model, and year of your car. This means you can go get that red car from Swapalease that you have been eyeballing.

MYTH #2 If your friend drives and wrecks it, it will not affect your rate

If you trust your friend enough to drive your car, you are a really good friend! Until they get into a wreck that was their fault and you realize that because you let him/her borrow the car you also lend them your insurance. So that accident will now be on your insurance record! Adios amigo…

MYTH #3 Your insurance company will cover your car if it is stolen or damaged by fire or vandalism

Theft, vandalism, or any other uncontrollable scenario can happen to your vehicle. You weren’t in control so the insurance can cover it, right? WRONG!  Unless you purchased comprehensive coverage for your vehicle, these losses are not covered.

MYTH #4 Parking tickets affect your premium

Your rate is usually affected by speeding tickets or other driving infractions, but getting a parking ticket will keep you in the clear unless you decide to not pay the parking ticket.

MYTH #5 Auto insurance covers personal property left in car

If personal belongings, such as a baseball bat, cellphone, or jewelry are taken from your vehicle, it is only covered under a property insurance policy (home, condo or renters insurance). Do your homework and make sure you have the coverages you need!

If you need help finding the right car and the right insurance for it, help us help us help you! For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

Cars With Best-In-Class Cargo Capacity and Fuel Economy

With today’s fuel economy, drivers are trading in their cargo holding vehicles to much smaller ones in order to save on gas. Some however, don’t want to give up their cargo space and still want to be able to save on fuel. To help buyers look for vehicles with the best of both worlds, here is a list of the top three vehicles in each category below.

MINIVANS

Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L | 21mpg and 66 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L) | 21mpg and 61 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Honda Odyssey EX-L | 21mpg and 61.5 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

SMALL SUVS

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE | 31mpg and 30 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Honda HR-V LX | 29mpg and 32 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Lexus NX 300h | 29 mpg and 32 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

MID-SIZED/LARGE SUVS

Lexus RX 450h | 29mpg and 30 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd. | 25mpg and 40.5 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel) | 24 mpg and 36.5 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

HATCHBACKS/WAGONS

Toyota Prius V Three | 41mpg and 32 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE | 37 mpg and 28 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

Kia Soul Plus | 26 mpg and 24.5 (cubic ft.) cargo volume

 

If you are ready to get out there and get a vehicle with both cargo space and fuel economy. Swapalease is the right place for you with a great number of listings matching most vehicles listed above. Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

 

8 Gasoline Cheats Car Owners Should Know

When it comes to purchasing gas, we look for the cheapest and most convenient. Here are 10 gas hacks you should learn about before pumping gas again.

  1. Filling up late at night or very early in the morning offers you cheaper gas prices since there is less traffic out.
  2. Try pumping gas on Wednesdays. Gas prices tend to hike up in the begging out the week and end.
  3. Gas reward cards offer deductible fuel points and have the option of linking it to a valid credit card. Use your credit card and save on gas.
  4. Fuel programs offered by grocery stores is a great way to save since the groceries you buy lead to fuel points.
  5. Fuel cleaners are inexpensive and can limit your visits to the pump and mechanic! It goes up against condensation, corrosion, debris, and rust.
  6. Avoid pumping gas when a tanker truck is present. When they refill a fuel cell, they stir up impurities and sediment which you are putting in your tank.
  7. Download GasBuddy. It’s a great app to view up to date gas prices and will even reward you if you report any changes you see on gas.
  8. Because gas acts as a coolant for the electric fuel pump motor, driving on empty forces the pump to suck in more air and create excess heat that can damage your fuel pump.

With all these tips, you can put them to use with a car from Swapalease.com. It’s the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

Tech-Friendly Cars for 2017

Looking for a car with all the tech you could need for the New Year? Don’t worry Swapalease.com has you covered. Check out our spotlight on some vehicles that can keep your tech sweet tooth satisfied all year. We’ve picked out a few cars that ranger from affordable to fancy and a few cars in between.

Here are some of the best tech-friendly cars for 2017:

Chevrolet Cruze

  • Color LCD screen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Blind spot detection
  • Cross traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keep assist

Acura MDX

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward emergency braking

Audi Q5

  • LCD instrument panel
  • Air suspension
  • Dual clutch transmission

Chevrolet Bolt EV

  • Floor-mounted lithium ion battery
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • OnStar
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi

2017 Honda Civic

  • Color LCD screens
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Honda Sensing—lane keep assist, adaptive cruise, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation
  • LaneWatch—blind spot monitoring.

 

Are you looking to get into a car with some of these awesome tech features? Or maybe even just upgrade your ride? Check out the selection of vehicles on Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

5 Cars Drivers Regret Buying in 2016

For most people, buying a car is a big deal. Whether your getting your first set of wheels or just switching up your ride, people want to feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel of their car. But not everyone is in love with their car after they take the plunge and get a new car.

 

Here are the cars that people most regretted buying in 2016:

 

  1. Dodge Dart—drivers reported that the vehicle was slow and sluggish with a weak AC.
  2. Chrysler 200—owners of this vehicle said the car was hard to get in and out of and that the rear seat was too small.
  3. Jeep Compass—drivers were disappointed with the gas mileage.
  4. Nissan Pathfinder—uncomfortable seats, and low gas mileage were just a few of the reasons drivers regretted this purchase.
  5. Nissan Frontier—uncomfortable seats and a “cheap” interior disappointed drivers of this car.

 

Having some buyer’s remorse with your car? Switch up your ride with Swapalease.con. Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

Top 5 Most Expensive Cars of 2017

Cars can come in a range of styles, colors sizes and prices. Most of us opt for an affordable option that suits our needs. But for someone who wants to live the life of luxury here are the more expensive cars to buy in 2017.

 

The price tags alone let car shoppers know that all cars are not made the same. The rides listed below are among the most rare cars in the world. With the lowest price starting at over a million dollars, buyers better be ready to shell out some serious cash for these cars.

 

5. Koenigsegg Regera: $1,900,000

 

4. Bugatti Chiron: $2,700,000

 

3. Pagani Huayra BC: $2,800,000

 

2. Lykan Hypersport: $3,400,00

 

1. Aston Martin MA-RB 00: $3,900,00

 

These cars are top of the line sports cars made to be rolling works of art.

 

Looking for something a little more affordable? Check out all the great cars on Swapalease.com.

 

Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

3 Myths about Leasing Cars

When you find that it’s time to get a new car you generally have two options: buying or leasing. Most people jump to buying a car because they don’t quite understand how leasing works or are nervous about not owning the car themselves. And for that reason, we are here to debunk three myths about leasing a car.

Myth #1: You get a better deal if you buy your car

It is true that if you keep a car beyond the time that you pay off the loan you used to get the car, you will be saving money by buying it. But what if you want to trade in your car before that day comes? Typically, your trade-in value will be less than the remaining balance on the loan. But by leasing a car you will know ahead of time just when you will trade in the car and may be able to negotiate a better price on the monthly payments. Then, when the day comes to trade in the vehicle you can walk away with no strings attached.

Myth #2: You can’t negotiate a lease

Wrong. Just about every aspect of a lease is up for negotiation. Being persistent and knowing the various aspects of a leasing price are key in getting the best deal in your next car. Understanding the difference between capitalized cost, money factor, and residual value will aid you in this process.

Myth #3: You will have to pay a ton of fees upon returning the car

Fees will likely only be incurred if you go over your amount of allotted miles. Typically a lease allows a driver to go 10,000 to 15,000 miles within one lease term. And penalties for going over that mileage is usually 20 to25 cents a mile. By carefully monitoring your mileage and returning the car without any damage you can avoid fees and save more money.

If you are looking to get into or out of a leased vehicle, check out the selection of vehicles online at Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

 

Car Trends for 2017

With the New Year just around the corner, we are looking at what features and trends will be big hits with drivers in 2017.

Crossovers

A crossover is essentially a mix between a car and a SUV. Examples of these vehicles are station wagons or hatchbacks. What makes these vehicles so convenient is that that they offer the drivers the additional space of a SUV but packed into the smaller size of a sedan. We expect to see more drivers taking advantage of this sedan-SUV hybrid.

Self-Driving Cars

It is no surprise that self-driving cars made this list. Many drivers and car manufacturers are interested in using this technology to make driving more convenient. Some vehicles like the Tesla Model S already include self-driving capabilities. As the technology improves more car companies will likely add this feature to their car’s offerings.

Connectivity and Apps

Apps are growing from only living on our computers and mobile devices to being incorporated into our cars. An increasing number or car manufacturers are now offering voice-controlled services, apps and artificially-intelligent systems in their vehicles.

Safety Advances

Just as technology in cars in growing, safety features are also becoming a priority among car companies as new advances in safety features become available. Features like forward collision warning, backup cameras, blind-spot warning systems, lane departure indicators and rear cross traffic alerts are now available in more and more vehicle models.

Looking to get yourself into a car that has some of these fantastic features? Check out the selection of hybrid lease options on Swapalease.com.

Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW