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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Fairbanks AK

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.

National Car & Truck Rental
(907) 451-7368
4960 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK

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Hertz - Fairbanks International Airport
(907) 452-4444
6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
0630-0100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in a Hertz stall, place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - Approximately 8 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare will be reimbursed with receipt. Bus - Approximately 10 blocks to the bus station. Pickup service is available 0800-1700. Please call upon arrival to arrange for pickup service.

Western Auto
(907) 780-4566
5165 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Great Circle Flight Services
(907) 245-1232
6121 South Airpark Place
Anchorage, AK
Hours
0530-0200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Mendenhall Auto Center
(907) 789-1386
8725 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Dale Road
(907) 452-4444
4520 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Avis Rent A Car
(907) 789-9450
1873 Shell Simmons Dr
Juneau, AK
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(907) 373-2080
4535 E Greenstreet Cir # 1
Wasilla, AK

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National Car & Truck Rental
(907) 451-7368
4960 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK

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Hertz - Elmendorf AFB
(907) 753-0199
Westover Avenue
Elmendorf, AK
Hours
Mo-Sa 0900-1900
Su 1000-1900
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for military personnel only.

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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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