Can I Lease a Car if My Credit Isn't Great?


If your credit is less than perfect but you need a new vehicle, you may be wondering, “Can I lease a car?” Like car financing, car leasing tends to be a simpler process for drivers with good credit. However, it’s possible to get a car lease if your credit report isn’t ideal, and in many cases, leases are a smarter and more affordable option. Learn more about how to lease a car below.

Is Leasing a Car with Less-Than-Perfect Credit Easy?

You may have heard that if your credit isn’t the best, you should apply for a car lease instead of a car loan. But, in this case, is it really easier to lease a car? Not always. New car leases require a credit check, and if your credit needs work, you’ll likely have to pay a higher deposit and higher monthly payments. Even so, you’ll enjoy lower monthly payments than you would if you financed.

How to Lower Lease Payments

If your credit needs improvement, there are lease interest rates and lease terms you probably won’t have access to. However, there are steps you can take to find a lease that meets your needs, and ensures you have a great car for cruising around Tysons Corner.

  • Stick with a vehicle that’s within your budget or shop our available lease specials. If you have questions about how much you’ll pay every month, contact us.
  • Always check your credit score before applying for a lease. You’ll know ahead of time what kinds of options are available to you.
  • If you’re able, make a larger down payment. If you take a sizeable chunk off the lease cost, you may be able to get better terms.
  • Come prepared with proof of employment, so we know you have the means to lease a car and make monthly payments.

Learn More About Your Options at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles

Our team of finance experts near Springfield is here to help you get the car you need at a monthly rate that works for you. Whether you’re leaning toward leasing or buying, we can assist you with getting pre-approved, valuing your trade-in, and more. We’re here to answer your questions every day of the week, whether you’re curious about Volkswagen Sign and Drive or something else!

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