A lease can be a good way to have a more affordable payment than when buying a car. Your lease payment covers only the vehicle depreciated value (plus the lessor’s monthly finance charges), not the entire purchase value. Most vehicles are leased for 24 to 48 months. We don’t recommend leasing a vehicle for longer than its general warranty. For people who drive an average number of miles and take good care of their vehicles, leasing is a good financing alternative. Note: If the vehicle incurs excessive wear and tear or mileage during the lease period, a fee will be assessed when the vehicle is turned in, unless you have coverage such as our ExcessWear Waiver.