How They Work What can you expect when leasing a Lexus? In a sense, leasing a car is similar to buying one. You do your research and compare models online, go to the dealership, and test drive your top choices to see which one really is perfect for you. Afterward, you choose the color, trim level, and add-ons you want for your car, truck, or SUV, and talk about financing options. However, there are some differences between buying and leasing a car, and most of them happen at the end of the lease period. When you are done with your lease, you need to decide whether to buy your car outright, or trade it in and start a lease on a new one. This is your choice, but many people enjoy trading their car in for a new model every three years. If you really like your car and decide to buy it at the close of your lease, you will need to contact us to get a payoff quote and instructions to purchase your vehicle.


Only you can decide whether it’s better to lease or buy a car. Look through the pros of each to decide what is best for you. Whether you are going to buy or lease a car, Jim Hudson Lexus, Columbia is here to help.
Pros of Leasing a Car in South Carolina
• When you lease a car, you have lower monthly payments.
• There can be a warranty to cover the cost of repairs. (Ask dealer for details.)
• It’s easy to trade in for a new car every 2 or 3 years.
• You can afford to drive a nicer car or a newer year model. Pros of Buying a Car
• You will not drive the same car as everyone else. If you own your car, you can add to it any way you’d like.
• Buying a car is more economical in the long term.
• You can drive as much as you want with no mileage penalty.
• There’s a certain pride when you own a car.
Once you determine whether buying or leasing a car is a better option, visit Jim Hudson Lexus, Columbia. We will help you find the right car, truck or SUV, with the Lexus financing program that is best for your situation.


If you want to trade in your car and lease a new one, you will need to check your vehicle for wear and tear, and schedule an on-site inspection. You should take a close look at the interior and exterior of your car (including tires and wheels), and make sure the car is in normal working order. During your review and our inspection, we’ll all be looking for normal wear and tear, which you are not responsible for, and excessive use and wear, which will require an additional fee. Also note that you might have to pay a fee for any remaining payments on your lease if you trade in your car before the lease term is over, and there might be excess mileage charges and additional state fees. Jim Hudson Lexus, Columbia is a new car dealer located near Irmo. If you are searching for a new vehicle, our sales staff will help you find the right model and price for you. Click below or call us at (888) 720-6389 today to get more information on buying or leasing a new Lexus.