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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Fort Smith AR

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.

Avis
(479) 452-5152
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
National Car Rental
(479) 478-0376
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hertz - 6709 South 28th Street HLE
(479) 649-0961
6709 South 28th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa 0900-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
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
Located approximately 3 miles from the Ft. Smith Municipal Airport. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Complete check-in information on the front of rental jacket and place the keys and rental jacket in the drop slot in the front door.

U-Haul Company
(479) 649-9217
4700 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hertz - Tac Air
(479) 649-0961
5300 Airport Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. Walkins are not allowed.

Hertz - Ft. Smith Regional Airport
(479) 484-4448
6700 McKennon Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0630-2200
Sa 1000-1700
Su 1200-2200
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed 0530-Midnight. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located at the counter. Bus - Approximately 10 miles from bus station.

Budget Car & Truck Rental
(479) 648-9103
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hertz Corp
(479) 484-4448
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
PacLease
(479) 785-9600
901 Fresno St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Enterprise Rent A Car
(479) 648-1117
1410 S Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 

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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