If you enjoy driving a new vehicle every two to four years, want lower monthly payments, protected under warranty, drive an average number of kilometres, and can properly maintain your vehicle, then you should consider lease as an option.
As a lease customer, you pay only a portion of a vehicle's cost, which is the part that you "use up" during the time you're driving it and you pay taxes only on your monthly payments vs. the full vehicle price. Signing a leasing contract means that you agree to make regular monthly payments, keep appropriate insurance, pay any vehicle taxes and licensing fees, and take good care of the vehicle for the duration of your contract.
Your Lease End Options
Now that your lease is almost up, you may be wondering what's next. It's a good idea to start thinking about your end of lease choices, especially if you have 6 months or less remaining in your lease. Acura Financial Services offers the following four options:
Option 1: Return your vehicle and lease a new one.
This option is convenient, easy, and best of all, you get to drive off in a brand new Acura! Through our loyalty program, we may be able to offer you special rates and terms when you enter into a new lease.
Option 2: Return your leased vehicle and purchase a pre-owned certified vehicle.
Remember, you will still need to schedule a free vehicle inspection during the last two months of your lease. You will also be responsible for any outstanding payments, excess wear and tear, excess mileage, and any other end of term obligations specified in your lease agreement.
Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (ACPOV) programs offer significant advantages over used vehicles that are not certified. Every detail, every surface, every performance part is precision-crafted when an Acura is designed and built. It should come as no surprise that the same level of performance-minded scrutiny applies to every pre-owned Acura that qualifies for Certified Performance status. The decision to buy a certified used vehicle is clear - new vehicle benefits at a used vehicle price. Each and every vehicle is reconditioned where needed to provide you with the "like new" experience that Acura is known for. With an Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle, you'll also have access to financing options through Acura Financial Services.
Option 3: Purchase your leased vehicle.
Read more about Acura Pre-Owned Certified Performance Vehicles.
Buying your leased Acura is a great way to continue benefiting from its reliability, performance, and high resale value. If you decide to buy your vehicle, there is no need to have it inspected, since there are no excess wear and tear or excess mileage charges to worry about. To find out your purchase amount, you can get a payoff quote 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our Owner's Website in the My Finance section. Be sure to ask your dealer for an Acura Financial Services loan to help purchase the vehicle.
Option 4: Return your leased vehicle to the dealer.
If you select this option, your lease concludes when you turn in the vehicle to an Acura dealer. You will need to schedule a free vehicle inspection during the last two months of your lease. You will also be responsible for any outstanding payments, excess wear and tear, excess mileage, and any other end-of-term obligations specified in your lease agreement.
For more information about your options at the end of your lease contract, please contact our Lease Maturity Centre toll free at 1-866-899-4440. For service in English, dial ext. 7528 and for service in French, dial ext. 7529.
- A new vehicle more often
With lower monthly lease payments over a shorter period of time, you can drive a new vehicle more often.
- Low monthly payments
Lease payments are traditionally lower than retail payments on the same vehicle.
- No fees
Acura Financial Services has no administration, early termination, end of lease or vehicle disposal fees.
Closed end lease
You can choose to purchase the vehicle for a pre-determined price shown on your lease contract plus applicable taxes or return it without further obligation. If you decide to return your vehicle, all you have to do is make sure you have not exceeded your kilometer limit, that any outstanding fines have been paid, and there is no excess wear and tear on the vehicle.
Automatic GAP Protection
If your leased vehicle is involved in an accident, vandalized or stolen the vehicle may have to be written off. To insurance companies a "write off" means fair market value minus your deductible. Your insurance settlement may not always satisfy your monetary obligation. Our Future Value Lease offers you protection against these situations. The monetary GAP between your insurance settlement less your deductible and your lease obligation is covered automatically by our GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection). Some conditions may apply. See your local dealer for details.
Things to Consider
- Insurance responsibility
You are responsible for insurance coverage. Required coverage typically is detailed in your lease agreement.
- Lease down payments
Down payments are not required on a lease. In a lease situation, you may choose to make a down payment in order to reduce the monthly lease payments. Down payments on leases cannot exceed 30% of the Total Lease Price.
- Cash due at delivery
Most lease agreements require a first monthly payment on delivery of the vehicle, a refundable security deposit and other miscellaneous fees.
- Maintenance responsibility
You are responsible for maintaining the automobile. A maintenance schedule is outlined in the owner's manual.
- Excess wear and tear
Determined at end of a lease ie: dents, paint damage, missing equipment that was part of the vehicle, cracked or chipped glass, mechanical damage, holes, tears or burns to upholstery.
- Allowable kilometers
The yearly kilometer allowance with Acura Financial Services is 24,000km. At lease inception, you can purchase additional kilometers.
- Lease vehicle price (total vehicle price)
Gives you the transaction price and is also used to calculate your lease payment. While taxes are not included in this price, it does include all equipment, accessories, freight and dealership fees.
- Total cost of lease transaction
The total cost of lease is the total monthly payments plus any amounts paid to reduce the cost of the vehicle ie: cash down payment, vehicle trade-in plus applicable taxes, vehicle licensing and registration fees.
- Lease rate charges
The lease rate and associated charges are disclosed on our full disclosure contract.