How is sales tax applied to a lease? Learn more at South Shore MINI in Rockland

There are numerous benefits to leasing a vehicle that may make the method more desirable compared to a loan. Due to a lease's shorter-term commitment, it's a great option for Quincy and Norwell drivers who prefer to enjoy the latest features and tech more often. Furthermore, leased vehicles are always under warranty, and lessees aren't responsible for depreciation. But perhaps the most compelling attribute of a lease is the lower expense (smaller monthly payments and lower tax) over the same time period compared to a loan. But how is sales tax calculated with a lease?

 

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Is leasing a better deal than buying? Learn more at South Shore Mini in Rockland, MA, near Quincy

Once you've finally found the vehicle that best fits your needs and preferences, the next step is to select how you'll pay for it. Other than paying off the car in cash upfront, your two options are leasing or financing (taking a loan)? But which method is a better fit for you? To help you in your decision, we'll give you a quick overview of the distinguishing characteristics of each.

To start, the primary difference between a lease and a loan is ownership. With financing, you will eventually own the vehicle's title, and with leasing, you…

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Why is knowing residual value important when leasing a car? – South Shore MINI in Rockland, MA

There are many benefits to leasing vs. financing when paying for your next vehicle. For example, you're not tied to a long-term commitment, can enjoy the latest features and tech more often, and will generally pay less over the same time period. However, there are a few aspects to look for when considering a lease, one of them being the vehicle's residual value. Since you're paying to use the car for a predetermined term, and the dealer will look to sell the vehicle as used after you return it, the lease payments cover the vehicle's depreciation…

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What is APR in a car loan, and how is it calculated? – Learn more about financing a new MINI at South Shore Mini, near Quincy, MA

Unless you'll be paying cash upfront, buying a new MINI car or crossover typically involves taking out a loan, which you will pay back, with interest, over a predetermined number of months. Interest is the fee that the lender charges for providing money to cover the vehicle's full price in advance. However, the standard interest rate doesn't tell the whole story of the loan's cost. For that, you need the APR, or "annual percentage rate."

What's the difference between APR and interest rate?

While a car loan's interest rate is the amount charged by…

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How Long Does Battery Replacement Take at South Shore MINI?

If the battery powering your MINI vehicle is at the end of its lifespan, it's time to replace it. Luckily, our team here at South Shore MINI can handle your battery replacement with ease and help you get your car up and running at full strength. How long does it take to replace your battery? It typically takes our team as little as half an hour to replace your battery, so it won't be long before you can hit the roads of Rockland again with confidence!

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Find Brake Repair and Maintenance at South Shore MINI

How do you get the most out of your brake components? Regular brake maintenance here at South Shore MINI can help you get more life out of your brakes and keep your stopping power at full strength. If you're looking to put more miles between brake component replacements and you want to feel more confident behind the wheel, scheduling professional brake maintenance is the key. Our MINI service center serving Rockland and Quincy is ready to help, and we look forward to offering the peace of mind that comes with strong brakes.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Brakes?

Your brakes are a major part of your driving experience, so you've likely found yourself wondering, "when does my car need new brakes?" on occasion. Your brakes are made up of a variety of parts that work together to give your MINI the stopping power that you need, so replacing your brakes is more about replacing the individual components as they wear out, which they can do at different rates. So, the best thing to do is to bring your car in for regular brake checkups to gauge the condition of your brake system.

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Find Battery Maintenance at South Shore MINI

You can trust the technicians at South Shore MINI to check and inspect your vehicle’s battery. Having one of our technicians perform battery diagnostic services will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. We use state-of-the-art tools to run tests on your battery and its charging system components.

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How Often Do I Need A Tire Rotation?

Generally speaking, you should have the tires on your MINI vehicle rotated about once every 7,500 miles. Even though this is a good rule to follow, we recommended checking your vehicle owner's manual for the exact intervals. If you still are not sure if you should schedule a tire rotation, please reach out to our service specialists. Your MINI model will always be in good hands with our factory-trained technicians.

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How Long Does Brake Repair Take?

Here at our Rockland service department, we strive to perform maintenance and repairs as quickly as possible. If your MINI Countryman needs brake repair services, these appointments usually take our factory-trained technicians about 45-60 minutes to complete. Sometimes, we may need more time to take on the job, especially if your vehicle needs other services. We do offer loaner vehicles upon request!

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