3 Transportation Solutions for Your College Student


Class schedule? Check. Required textbooks? Check. Off-campus apartment lease? Check. Transportation to and from school? Preparing for college can be an extremely stressful event with a seemingly never-ending checklist of things to do. One item on that list that cannot wait is reliable transportation for your child on their way to college. Here are a few transportation options you should consider:

1. The Lease Option

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Leasing has come into a new light as one of the best ways to purchase transportation. With a lease you only pay for what you use and it is much simpler to understand.

With a lease, you agree to a set annual mileage (or total mileage) over an amount of months, and monthly payments. This is often an incredible choice for college students as they only need to drive 1-2 times a week and the vehicle stays with low mileage. When you purchase a lease, the residual value is set, meaning you know exactly how much the vehicle is worth at conclusion of the term.

After the lease is complete, you can purchase the vehicle at our agreed price (from the beginning when you got the lease) or switch into a newer vehicle in the lease program. This is the most cost effective way to change vehicles quickly over your lifetime.

2. The Pre-Owned Option

If you are not interested in giving your future college student a brand new vehicle, purchasing pre-owned may be the best fit for your family.

Pre-owned vehicles save significant amounts of money from the total purchase price and monthly payments Look through pre-owned selections at Woody Sanderford pre-owned vehicles or your local used-car dealership, to see what might be a great fit for your college student. The Ford Focus is an excellent choice since the hatchback allows for extra move-in space and room for five people.

Another great option in this situation is to look for a certified pre-owned vehicle. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles go through a rigorous test by manufacturer-certified technicians that inspect all elements of the vehicle.