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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Lewiston ME

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.

LARRY STEWART INC.
207-3353-4133
53 LISBON RD
LISBON, ME
Additional Information
10 12 15 PASS VANS MINI VANS TRUCKS
Hours
7:30 AM 5:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS
Prices and/or Promotions
PRICED PER RENTAL CLASS
Special Services
HANDICAPPED CONTROLS AVAILABLE

National Car Rental
(503) 281-4856
9225 NE Airport Way
Portland, ME
 
Hertz - Avitat
(207) 942-5519
188 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME
Hours
Mo-Fr 0630-2300, Sa 0900-1700, Su 0800-2300
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - 202 Warren Avenue HLE
(207) 797-7156
202 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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 hour returns are allowed. Place completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box located on the wall.

Cendant Car Rental Group Corporate Sales
(503) 282-2084
9115 NE Airport Way
Portland, ME
 
Hertz - Northeast Air FBO
(207) 774-6391
987 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Hours
0600-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Budget Truck Rental
(503) 382-0001
2033 SW 4th Ave
Portland, ME
 
Hertz - Sanford Airport
(603) 422-6707
199 Airport Road
Sanford, ME
Hours
Mo-Fr 0900-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Alamo Rent A Car
(503) 252-7039
6935 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, ME
 
Thrifty Car RentaL
(503) 251-6371
10835 NE Holman St
Portland, ME
 

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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