Whether you lease or own your car you know that you need to put time and money in to your car in order to maintain it. However, the way you take care of your car will be different if you lease your car or if you own your car. When you lease a car very often maintaining its upkeep is not your top priority. You know that at the end of your lease you will be giving it back. So not doing your oil changes exactly when they are due won’t really affect you that much. You know that after two or three years the car will not be yours to deal with. On the flip side you will be careful with regards to how many miles you are putting on your vehicle. You will think twice before driving your car across the country. You don’t want to have to pay for going over your allowable mileage contract at the end of the lease term. So should you be moving across the country, you may want to use a car shipping company to transfer your car there instead of racking up the miles.
When you are driving your own car, you will put your heart and soul into maintaining it. You want your car to be in top shape as long as possible. Even if you don’t plan on keeping your car for the next century, you will want to be able to sell it at its highest value possible. Also, if it was your hard earned money that bought this car you want to maintain it for as long as possible. You want to eliminate the risk of having it break down on you. Car owners are more likely to have their car washed every weekend. As a general rule they are more likely to treat their car “like a baby”.