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.