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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Acton MA

Car renting and car leasing are often incorrectly viewed as the same thing. Leasing is a form of car financing, much like a loan. Car rental companies exist to fulfill the short-term automobile use needs of traveling business people, vacationers, or those who might need a particular type of vehicle for temporary use.

Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(781) 274-0010
180 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA
Hours
0800-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , 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
This location is for Private Flights only. After Hours - Meets reservations if received by 1600. After hour returns are allowed.

Hertz - Jet Aviation
(781) 274-9944
380 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA
Hours
0730-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only 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
This location is for Private Flights only. After Hours - Meets reservations if received by 1600. After hour returns are allowed.

Hertz - 410 Maple Street HLE
(508) 229-2756
410 Maple Street
Marlborough, 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. 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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(508) 480-0221
364 Maple St
Marlborough, MA

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Avis Rent A Car
(781) 890-2959
70 3rd Ave
Waltham, MA

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Hertz - 5 Littleton Road HLE
(978) 772-3592
5 Littleton Road
Ayer, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800, 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., 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
Located inside the Gervais Ford Dealership. Approximately 10 minutes from the Fitchburg, MA Airport.

Hertz - Civil Air Terminal
(781) 274-8177
200 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1600, Sa-Su Closed.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Located in the Civil Air Terminal in the same building as the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) of Hanscom Field. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

Hertz - Courtyard Marriott
(508) 229-2756
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Previously known as The Hotel Marlborough.

Hertz - 170 Middlesex Street HLE
(978) 251-1983
170 Middlesex Street
Chelmsford, 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. 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
There is no customer parking for personal vehicles at this location. After hour - After hour returns are allowed. Place the completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box provided to the left of the front door.

Hertz - Waltham Doubletree
(781) 642-0502
550 Winter Street
Waltham, 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. In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting

Many automotive consumers assume that car renting and car leasing are the same thing, or are very similar.

Not true.

This misconception may come about from the fact that apartment renting – which is very familiar to most people – and apartment leasing are essentially the same thing.

It is therefore natural for someone not familiar with car leasing to assume that it is much like apartment renting or leasing.

It is not.

What is car renting?

Car rental companies exist to fulfill the short-term automobile use needs of traveling business people, vacationers, or those who might need a particular type of vehicle for temporary use.

Rental cars are owned by a rental company and are made available to customers for relatively short-term use. The company maintains and services its vehicles and carries basic insurance. Customers agree to not damage the vehicle, to buy gas, to purchase additional insurance if personal auto insurance is not applicable, and to return the vehicle within a specified time. All maintenance is handled by the rental company.

Rent rates are determined by the car rental company, based on a daily or weekly fee, and includes either unlimited mileage or an additional mileage rate. The method by which rates are determined is not revealed to customers and can vary widely, even within the same rental company, based on various discount schemes.

Rental companies make money by renting the same car over and...

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