The in-house finance market has shifted toward keeping people in older vehicles for longer terms and at higher payments over the past decade. It isn’t uncommon for people to sign five or even six year loans on vehicles, with over one hundred thousand miles on them already, at traditional buy-here-pay-here car dealers. Five years at $400 a month is $24,000. Six years at $500 a month is $36,000. Simply stated, that is absurd. We are changing this trend at Benchmark Winston Salem.
At Benchmark Winston Salem, we lease fully serviced, safe and reliable vehicles that shouldn’t require anything other than routine oil changes for at least the first year. After 13 months we offer trade options allowing you to get into a new vehicle every year for a significantly reduced amount. This means you can swap into a new, fully serviced vehicle as often as every 13 months!
The days of being stuck in some old clunker year-after-year are over! Gone are the days of driving in the rain on bald tires or pulling up to the school pick up line with squealing brakes. By taking advantage of our lease and trade programs, you should never have these headaches again.
Having a personal vehicle is a luxury, but it isn’t a luxury that has to break you every month.
We believe providing safe and reliable transportation, where the customer comes first, is the foundation of a great dealership. We believe our customers should have options and not be trapped in the same vehicle year-after-year. We believe having a vehicle should be hassle and stress free. We believe having a vehicle should be fun. Benchmark is the only place we know of where the customer is in control and has easily attainable options to get into a new vehicle every year or to simply walk away with no strings attached. We believe our way of doing business is the future of the in-house market!
After 13 months, you can trade into another vehicle for half the posted down payment on any vehicle on the lot listed with a down payment up to $2,500 on a standard lease plan. This means a vehicle with a down payment listed at $1,500 on a standard lease plan can be swapped with your old vehicle for just $750. A vehicle with a down payment listed at $2,000 on a standard lease plan can be swapped out for just $1,000, etc. We also discount the capitalized cost of the vehicle the matching amount that we discounted the down payment so the payment stays the same as what we have posted online. This means on a vehicle listed at $2,500 down you actually get a total of $2,500 off that vehicle when you trade ($1,250 discount on the down payment and $1,250 discount on the capitalized cost). Discounts cannot be applied to the already discounted 2-year plan down payments.
After 24 months, you can trade into another vehicle for just $500 on any vehicle listed with a down payment up to $1,750 down on a standard lease plan. This means a vehicle with a down payment listed at $1,750 can be swapped with your old vehicle for just $500! You can get into higher down payment vehicles, but you will have to make up the difference above $1,750. With option 2, we also discount the capitalized cost of the vehicle the matching amount we discount the down payment so the payment stays the same as what we have posted online. In the $1750 down payment example above you would get a $1,250 discount on the down payment and a $1,250 discount on the capitalized cost for a total of a $2,500 discount! Discounts cannot be applied to the already discounted 2-year lease plan down payments.
The 13 month discounted trade option is only available to customers who originally signed up on a standard lease plan. 2-year lease plan customers are offered discounted down payment options only after completion of the initial 2-year lease. Any discounts can only be applied to the standard lease plan down payments and cannot be applied to the already discounted 2-year plan down payments.
This offer is only valid if the customer has well taken care of the vehicle currently leased through us, changed the oil every 5,000 miles or less, made payments on time and put less than 18,000 miles per year (1,500 miles per month) on the vehicle currently leased through us. It is as simple as that!
Please feel free to call with any additional questions. This offer is valid for any current customers and all future customers who meet the above criteria. We hope you are as excited about this new trade program as we are. We believe it is a game changer for our customers!
*Standard lease plans range from 56-208 weeks and have a purchase option. 2-year lease plans are 104 weeks and do not have a purchase option. No security deposit is required. Mileage restrictions apply. See dealer for complete details.
*All leases are able to be canceled early with a termination fee.
*All vehicles listed for in-house lease financing are offered exclusively as operating leases and will have a down payment listed next to them under our inventory tab. If there is not a down payment listed, the vehicle is only available for outside financing or cash sale.
*Alternative financing options are available. All advertised payments are subject to change based on qualifications, contingent upon approval and may not apply to each individual. Please see dealer for complete details.
*All payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.