If you’ve decided the time has come for a new, or new-to-you car truck, or SUV, you may be facing a tough decision about whether to lease or buy your new ride. Here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we know there’s a lot to think about, but we’re hoping to make that decision a little bit easier for you. Only you know what your life looks like, but we’re confident you’ll be able to make a decision if you consider a few key factors.

The first thing to think about is your car purchasing habits. Do you get excited about the newest technology in a Ford F-150 or the exciting capabilities of the latest Ford Mustang? If you’re always looking for the latest and best in new cars, leasing might be perfect for you, since it allows you to move onward and upward regularly. On the other hand, are you someone who likes settling into a car and getting to know all its great features? Do you like the feeling of paying off your vehicle? Then you could be better off sticking with buying. But there are other considerations as well. For drivers with shorter commutes and looking for lower monthly payments, leasing often makes the most sense. But if you intend to tackle long road trips and lots of miles in your 2017 Ford Focus or are concerned about penalty fees, then buying will likely prove to be a better option.

Knowing your habits and what you really want out of your car is the first step to making a decision about buying vs. leasing. But if you’re still not sure, you can visit us anytime to talk to a knowledgeable Shelbyville, KY Ford dealer. Louisville, Lawrenceburg, and Frankfort drivers will find the support and expertise they need to make their car-buying or leasing decisions here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.