Your Lease Checklist

 Automotive brands are evolving quickly in the modern age. In the span of five to ten years, the technology and safety included in a car can advance by leaps and bounds.

Considering these speedy developments, it's no wonder that Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, Illinois drivers might want to lease. Have you ever leased a car before? If you're not 100% familiar with the process, the Watermark Nissan of Marion team will clear things up for you. Contact us with any additional questions you may have!

First Step: Consider the Benefits of Leasing vs Buying

Before you can really dive into the leasing process, it's a good idea to consider how this financing option differs from buying a vehicle. When you buy a car, you're locked into it long-term. While it can be nice to have that car for the long haul, it lacks some of the flexibility of a lease.

Leases are shorter term, allowing drivers to switch out their model every few years. By doing so, you can stay up to date with all the great tech and safety developments associated with a brand. Not only that, but you may be able to score a lower monthly payment as well.



Step Two: Choose the Right Model

If you know that leasing is the right choice, your next step is to figure out which great new model is the one for you. At our Nissan dealership, we have a wide selection of new Nissan models, including their many unique trim levels. Some of our favorite models include:

  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Ariya
  • Nissan Frontier
  • Nissan Rogue
  • And many more!

Step Three: Schedule a Test Drive

Even though a lease term may only last a few years, you should be certain a car is the right fit before you take it home. We encourage all drivers to get behind the wheel before they make any decisions. Fortunately, it's easy to schedule a test drive with us. You can do so by filling out a form online, or by giving us a call!

Step Four: Bring the Right Documents to the Dealership

If the decision is made and you're eager to take your new lease home, be sure to consult this documents checklist. With all these docs in hand when you arrive at the dealership, you'll be able to speed up the process.

  • Driver's license
  • Proof of insurance
  • Trade documents such as the title and registration of a current car
  • Two most recent pay stubs
  • Proof of residency (a piece of mail should suffice)


Step Five: Enjoy Your Lease Team

Once a member of our team has these documents, they will work with you to define the terms of your lease (that includes monthly payments). With an agreement made, you can begin signing papers.

From there, the process is mostly complete… all that's left to do is for you to get behind the wheel and have fun!

When your lease nears the end of its term, a representative from the dealership will be in touch to discuss the requirements for return.

Get Behind the Wheel with Watermark Nissan of Marion

Now that you've read through this handy step-by-step guide, including the leasing documents checklist, it's probably pretty clear: leasing is a simple process. Not only that, but it's fun!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new lease in Marion, Herrin, or Carbondale, IL? Visit Watermark Nissan of Marion today or shop our inventory to get started!

  1. Watermark Nissan of Marion

    3209 Banterra Drive
    Marion, IL 62959

    • Sales: (618) 969-8222
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