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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Bainbridge Island WA

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.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(206) 783-5565
301 15Th Avenue N.W.
Seattle, WA
 
Firestone Complete Auto Care
(206) 622-8300
400 Westlake Ave.
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Amtrak Seattle
(206) 903-6260
303 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - cab fare to the Seattle/Tacoma Airport will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(206) 933-1750
313 35Th Ave Sw
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Pacific Autobody HLE
(206) 223-7595
1048 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1630, 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.

Hertz - Ballard HLE
(206) 706-2543
1553 Northwest Leary Way
Seattle, WA
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., 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 Auto Rental
(206) 382-1051
116 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Seattle Downtown HLE
(206) 903-6260
1501 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
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
This location is at the corner of 8th and Pike Streets, directly across the street from the Washington State Convention Center in the Hyatt Hotel. After Hours - After Hour returns are allowed. Drop Box is located in the return area near the Hertz counter. Please record the date, time, gas and mileage on the express return card or RA jacket. Lock the car and place the express return card or RA jacket, and car keys in the drop box. Pier - Approximately 1 mile from the piers on the waterfront.

Hertz - Burien Chevrolet HLE
(206) 241-4726
14400 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600, 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
This location is inside the Burien Chevrolet Service Center.

Hertz - 4th Avenue Sodo HLE
(206) 767-8422
5055 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, Sa 0800-1300, 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.

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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