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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Cambridge MA

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.

Budget Rent A Car
(617) 577-7606
20 Sidney St
Cambridge, MA

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 738-6003
96 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
 
Hertz - A to Z Auto Center HLE
(617) 232-1892
1686 Commonwealth Avenue
Brighton, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-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., 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.

Hertz - Harvard Square
(617) 338-1520
24 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1600, Sa 0800-1600, Su 0900-1300.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
Located across the street from the Charles Hotel on the corner of JFK and Eliot.

Hertz - South Station Amtrak
(617) 338-1503
Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1700.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak arrivals only. There is no rental counter at South Street/Amtrak Station. Cab fare to the 30 Park Plaza location (Motor Mart Parking Garage) will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt. The taxi stand is located outside the main entrance. After Hours - Please reserve at the Boston Logan International Airport, 207 Porter Street, East Boston. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt.

Hertz - 646 Somerville Avenue HLE
(617) 625-7958
646 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800, 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., 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. Do not lock keys in car. Fill out rental agreement and drop keys and rental agreement in the box provided.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 783-2240
92 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA
 
Hertz - Allston Cambridge Street HLE
(617) 787-2894
414 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800, 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., 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. Place completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box provided.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 262-8222
00 Boylston St
Boston, MA
 
Hertz - 30 Park Plaza HLE
(617) 338-1500
30 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1700
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 , Ski Equipped Vehicles, 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
Located in the Motormart Parking Garage behind the Park Plaza Hotel. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed from 0700-2200. Return to the Hertz area from the Columbus Street entrance to the parking garage. Drop keys and contract in Express box by the office.

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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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