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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Des Moines IA

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 - Bob Brown Chevrolet
(515) 270-3828
4224 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1730
Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , 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 Insurance Replacement Rentals only. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 282-8000
24 W. 14Th Street
Des, Moines, IA
 
Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(515) 256-5330
5400 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
Hours
0700-2200 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. No walkins allowed.

Hertz - Des Moines International Airport
(515) 285-9650
5800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Su-Th 0700-2400
Fr -Sa 0700-2300
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter 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 at the counter.

Hertz - Meredith Hangar
(515) 285-9650
2602 McKinley Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Su-Fr 0700-1900
Sa 0700-1700
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for private flights. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Please leave the keys and rental record with the security guard.

Hertz - Meredith Corporation
(515) 276-1177
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa 0800-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is Meredith Corporation use only. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Leave the keys and the contract with the security guard.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 331-1000
141 Merle Hay Road
Des, Moines, IA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 262-2222
545 E Euclid Ave
Des, Moines, IA
 
Hertz - Mid-America Jet Center
(515) 285-9650
2606 McKinley Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Hours
0700-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This locatiion is for Private Flights only. No walkins allowed. Call letters or tail number of aircraft is required on reservation.

Hertz - Elliott Aviation
(515) 285-9650
2800 McKinley Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
Call letters or tail number of aircraft required on reservation. Radio frequency ARINC 130.57, UNICOM 122.95. This location is for private flights only.

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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