Can You Take Over a Lease?

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Are you interested in leasing a vehicle, but you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full lease? If so, a lease takeover may be a great option for you. What is a car lease takeover? A car lease takeover is when you take on the remainder of an existing lease. Taking over someone else’s lease is a good temporary option if you’re looking for a car to drive around Yakima for the time being. Although, there are some factors to consider before you decide to do a lease takeover. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of the car lease takeover process with the finance center experts at Harvest Honda Yakima. 

How Does Taking Over a Car Lease Work? 

Taking over a car lease is similar to leasing a new vehicle in that you’re not purchasing the vehicle outright. Instead, you’re paying to drive the vehicle around Ellensburg or Sunnyside for a certain amount of time or miles. Typically, you’ll need to adhere to about a 1,000-mile restriction each month, but this number will vary depending on how much the vehicle was driven by the previous leaser. As for your monthly lease payments, these will be determined by the estimated depreciation of the vehicle at the end of the lease term, plus the interest rates. Just like with a regular lease, you can either return the vehicle to your local dealership at the end of the lease term or purchase the vehicle. 

What Are the Pros & Cons of a Car Lease Takeover?

No matter whether you’re purchasing or leasing a car, there are pros and cons to taking over a car lease. Fortunately, we’ve listed some of the pros and cons of a car lease takeover so you can decide if this is the right option for you:


  • No down payment
  • No new-car upfront depreciation and other costs
  • Likely still under warranty
  • Possible cash incentives from the original lease


  • Transfer fees
  • You inherit the monthly payment as it is
  • Possible wear and tear from the previous owner
  • Mileage restrictions

Wenatchee drivers looking for a temporary ride for their daily commute or weekend travels will find that a car lease takeover is a suitable option. However, you should keep in mind that while you don’t have to pay any initial costs upfront, you might end paying some additional fees during the lease. Visit Harvest Honda Yakima if you’d like more guidance on your options or even if you want to know more about some car lease takeover deals. 

Lease Your New Car with Harvest Honda Yakima 

Here at Harvest Honda Yakima, we can help you figure out whether you should lease or buy, as well as help you secure great car lease takeover deals. Contact us if you have any additional questions. We look forward to working with you!

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