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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Decatur AL

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 - Decatur Downtown HLE
(256) 353-9110
2410 Beltline Highway
Decatur, AL
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.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located in front of the building. Bus - Approximately 8 blocks from the bus station. Pickup service is available, please call upon arrival.

Hertz - 9091 Highway 20 West HLE
(256) 772-7166
9091 Highway 20 West
Madison, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa 0800-1200
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., 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. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in the drop box located in front of the building.

Hertz - 22980 Highway 72 East HLE
(256) 262-1840
22980 Highway 72 East
Athens, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
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., 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. Park vehicle in Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop slot located in the door on the east side of the building.

Hertz - West Mobile HLE
(251) 631-3034
312 Schillinger Road
Mobile, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - 1694 Montgomery Highway HLE
(205) 978-5053
1694 Montgomery Highway
Hoover, AL
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., 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(256) 464-5609
300 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
 
Hertz - Huntsville International Airport
(256) 772-9331
114 International Airport
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2300
Sa 0800-1700
Su 0800-2300
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Counter located in lobby of Sheraton 4 Points Hotel, which is in the airport terminal building. After Hours - Meets last commercial flight Sunday-Friday if reservation is received 24 hours in advance during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located in front of the building. Bus - Approximately 2 blocks from the bus station.

Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(256) 772-9331
2000 Houston Goodson Way
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2230
Sa 0800-1700
Su 0800-2230
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Craig Field
(334) 284-1560
Hangar 209
Selma, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600
Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Atlantic Aviation East
(205) 591-6830
4725 65th Place North
Birmingham, AL
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. Previously known as Mercury Air Center.

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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