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Can You Lease a Car with Bad Credit?

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“Can I lease a car with bad credit?” If you’ve ever had this thought run through your mind, you should know that you’re not alone! We hear it all the time at Los Gatos Acura, especially from drivers who’ve had trouble securing financing in the past. So, can you lease a car with bad credit without giving up on your goals? Although almost all leases will require a credit check, we like to say that where there’s a will, there’s a way! Learn more about the ins and outs of how to lease a car with bad credit, and then reach out to our financing team to explore your options in depth.

Is It Easier to Lease a Car with Bad Credit?

Maybe you’ve been turned down for financing or refinancing in the past, or maybe you’re worried about how your credit score will affect your interest rate. Is it easier to lease a car with bad credit?  Since you have to stay within mileage limits and refrain from making any vehicle modifications during the time when the vehicle is in your hands, leasing can indeed be more accessible than financing. That’s generally because it presents a lower risk for the lessor, but be warned: drivers who lease are usually asked to pay for more insurance coverage than those who finance.

How to Lease a New Car with Bad Credit: Tips and Tricks

Taking out an auto loan can be a nerve-wracking process, and trying to lease a new car with bad credit is hardly any different. Here are a few tips that may help to increase your chances of approval:

  • Know your credit score, and take steps to improve your credit. Even if you’ve faced financial hardship, improving your credit is possible. Start by paying down outstanding balances, and be ready to show the work you’ve done.
  • Save up to make a larger down payment. The driver who can afford to pay more upfront is definitely going to have a higher chance of approval. That’s just as true with leasing as with financing.
  • Be ready to show proof of income. At the end of the day, the dealership wants to see you behind the wheel. Show that you have the ability to pay, and they’ll be more likely to approve you.
  • Ask about used car leases. They aren’t always advertised, but most dealerships are willing to lease used or certified pre-owned vehicles to the right driver.

Can You Lease a Car With Bad Credit at Los Gatos Acura?

Contact us today to inquire about leasing opportunities for any model in our inventory. Whether you choose to explore new vehicles or decide that a certified pre-owned model would be a better fit for your needs, we know you’ll be impressed with what our team can do for you.

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