Which party is required to service a leased car?

I'm fairly certain that the dealer pays for all of the maintenance when you lease a car. Is this true? Which party is required to pay for the service on a leased car?

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“Depending on the contract, some lease contracts require the dealer to pay for all maintenance while others have a split amount between the lessor and lessee.
In most cases, the car’s extended warranty will take care of routine maintenance and bigger repairs.
However, repairs that are required as part of an accident are usually paid for by the car insurance company, and you may have to pay the deductible.
In other cases, you may also have to pay for certain items (air filter or tires, for example) as spelled out in the contract.
Keep in mind that even if the dealership pays for the maintenance of the leased vehicle, you are still responsible for paying for car insurance. If you want an easy and quick way to find the lowest rates, try using the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry does this for free.”
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Answered on Sep 01, 2021
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