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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Austin TX

When leasing, you have two possible methods by which you can source the financing of your lease. Choosing the right source can reduce your monthly payments and save you considerable money over the life of your lease.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(512) 476-2300
201 West 5Th
Austin, TX
 
Used Cars Austin Texas
(512) 206-0005
5410 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX
 
Advantage Rent A Car
(512) 480-3177
1100 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 
Hertz - Downtown Austin HLE
(512) 457-1583
709 East 10th Street
Austin, TX
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1400, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park in the customer parking area, located on the side of the building. Leave the keys and rental agreement in the drop slot, located on the front door. Railroad - Approximately .5 miles from the train station.

Hertz - Anderson Lane HLE
(512) 407-9650
911 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0900-1200, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations. In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hours returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz area, place keys and rental agreement in drop box located next to front door. Bus - Approximately 2 miles from the bus station. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $5.00 with receipt.

Avis Rent A Car
(512) 371-1082
1610 W 35th St
Austin, TX
 
Cubit-Instant Access Cars
(512) 472-0069
411 Brazos St
Austin, TX
 
A J Rental Car
(512) 989-6505
3301 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(512) 472-1373
19 S Lamar
Austin, TX
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(512) 453-4402
817 N Lamar
Austin, TX
 

Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies

First of all, let's make sure we understand that dealers don't finance car loans or leases.

When a customer agrees to buy or lease a car, the dealer must attempt to "place" or "assign" the loan or lease with a bank, finance company, or lease company. The finance company then pays the dealer for the car, and works out payment details with the customer.

Two Ways to Lease

When leasing, you have two possible methods by which you can source the financing of your lease. Choosing the right source can reduce your monthly payments and save you considerable money over the life of your lease.

First, you can finance through a dealer's "captive" finance source, which is usually the car maker's own financial company, such as Ford Motor Credit, General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), or American Honda Finance Corporation.

Some dealers use alternative sources such as a distributor-associated financial company, or major national banks such as Chase or Wells Fargo. Normally, a dealer will not offer you choices but will select the source that offers him the best deal — which is not always the best deal for you.

UPDATE: Chrysler and General Motors dealers no longer offer car leases through "captive" finance companies. Although many such dealers can offer leases through banks or credit unions, independent lease companies can get you the same or better deals. You find your car at a dealer, and the i...

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