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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Gig Harbor 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.

Hertz - South Tacoma HLE
(253) 474-6150
4802 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1400, 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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. The drop box is located near the side door. The vehicles must be parked on 48th Street. Vehicles cannot be returned to McChord Air Force Base.

Hertz - 41 Division Drive HLE
(253) 964-0597
41 Division Drive
Fort Lewis, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0900-1800, Sa 0900-1400, 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 on the military base, for authorized personnel only.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(253) 661-9866
33427 Pacific Hwy S # B
Federal Way, WA

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Hertz - 32700 Pacific Highway South HLE
(253) 835-1970
32700 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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 , 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.

Hertz - ASIG
(206) 433-5481
18291 Starling Road
Seattle, WA
Hours
24 Hours, 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. No walkins permitted. Also known as Signature Aviation.

Hertz - Lakewood Auto Body HLE
(253) 584-6560
12126 Pacific Highway Southwest
Lakewood, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, 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 , 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
Vehicles cannot be returned to McChord Air Force Base.

Hertz - Weyerhaeuser
(253) 835-1970
33663 Weyerhaeuser Way South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Weyerhaeuser Employees only. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Place keys and rental record in the drop box.

Hertz - Federal Way Marriott
(253) 835-1970
31910 Gateway Center Boulevard South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730, 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. Park vehicle in the Hertz area, return keys and rental record to the hotel lobby desk.

Hertz - 10110 158th Street East HLE
(253) 770-0201
10110 158th Street East
Puyallup, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park car at Meridan Collision across from the fence. The drop box is located on the outside of the fence.

Hertz - 2315 6th Street HLE
(360) 373-0405
2315 6th Street
Bremerton, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, 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., 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
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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