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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Portland 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.

Hertz - Portland International Jetport
(207) 774-6391
1049 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Hours
0600-0100 7 Days.
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, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Also known as the Portland-Westbrook Municipal Airport. Private flight arrivals please use the Northeast Air FBO location. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - The Amtrak station is Downeaster Passenger Rail Service, 100 Sewell Street. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $10.00 with receipt. Bus - Approximately 2 miles from the Greyhound and Trailways stations. Cab fare wil

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 615-0030
1001 Westbrook St
Portland, ME

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 284-2004
869 Portland Rd
Saco, ME

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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 - 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.

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.

Hertz - Bangor International Airport
(207) 942-5519
299 Godfrey Blvd
Bangor, ME
Hours
Su-Fr 0800-2300, Sa 0900-1700
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, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area. Place the keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Bus - Approximately 4 miles from the Greyhound station. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $2.00 with receipt.

Thrifty Car RentaL
(503) 251-6371
10835 NE Holman St
Portland, ME
 
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

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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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