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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

Hertz
(207) 621-8116
75 Airport Road
Augusta, ME
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 615-0030
1001 Westbrook St
Portland, ME

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Cendant Car Rental Group Corporate Sales
(503) 282-2084
9115 NE Airport Way
Portland, ME
 
National Car Rental
(503) 281-4856
9225 NE Airport Way
Portland, ME
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 284-2004
869 Portland Rd
Saco, ME

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Budget Truck Rental
(503) 382-0001
2033 SW 4th Ave
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.

Thrifty Car RentaL
(503) 251-6371
10835 NE Holman St
Portland, ME
 
Hertz - Augusta State Airport
(207) 621-8116
75 Airport Road
Augusta, ME
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0800-1400, Su 1200-1700
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service

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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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