At Kearny Mesa Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we offer local drivers a lot of choices. You have a wide range of Jeep SUVs and RAM trucks to pick from, and each offers its own selection of trim levels, options, and additional features. Then once you’ve made your decision, you have another choice to make. Do you buy or do you lease? Fortunately, we walk you through the entire car shopping process, including the crucial last step of answering this question.

When should you buy? Buying is a good idea when you plan to keep your vehicle for a long time. When your loan is all done, the only costs you have to pay are the normal costs of ownership. Your insurance, any state fees, maintenance costs, and gasoline are all you have to worry about, and the car is all yours now. Buying a vehicle also allows you to customize it. If you want a custom paint job or additional accessories like spoilers, that won’t fly on a leased model. Finally, if you buy a car there’s no limit on how much you can drive. Most leases limit the mileage you can drive each year. If you don’t want that kind of limitation, buying is the way to go.

Leasing offers some advantages as well. If you’re the type of driver who always needs the latest tech, leasing is a great idea. You can simply upgrade to a new model every few years with no hassle and no worry about selling your current vehicle. And if you want to keep your current car, that’s fine too. You have a lot of flexibility as a lessee. Leasing can also offer a more predictable cost of ownership since some maintenance tasks are covered under your lease contract. The dealership is getting the car back at some point, so they want to help you keep it in top shape.

Whether you buy or lease, we’re ready to help with all of your Jeep financing questions. Visit our Dodge dealership in San Diego and see what we have to offer. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!