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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Portland ME

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 Rent-A-Car
(207) 615-0030
1001 Westbrook St
Portland, ME

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Hertz - Portland International Jetport
(207) 774-6391
1049 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Hours
0600-0100 7 Days.
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 , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Also known as the Portland-Westbrook Municipal Airport. Private flight arrivals please use the Northeast Air FBO location. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - The Amtrak station is Downeaster Passenger Rail Service, 100 Sewell Street. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $10.00 with receipt. Bus - Approximately 2 miles from the Greyhound and Trailways stations. Cab fare wil

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 284-2004
869 Portland Rd
Saco, ME

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(207) 284-2004
869 Portland Rd
Saco, ME

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Hertz - 202 Warren Avenue HLE
(207) 797-7156
202 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME
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. 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. Place completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box located on the wall.

Hertz - Northeast Air FBO
(207) 774-6391
987 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Hours
0600-2200 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.

Hertz - 202 Warren Avenue HLE
(207) 797-7156
202 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME
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. 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. Place completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box located on the wall.

Budget Truck Rental
(503) 382-0001
2033 SW 4th Ave
Portland, ME
 
Thrifty Car RentaL
(503) 251-6371
10835 NE Holman St
Portland, ME
 
LARRY STEWART INC.
207-3353-4133
53 LISBON RD
LISBON, ME
Additional Information
10 12 15 PASS VANS MINI VANS TRUCKS
Hours
7:30 AM 5:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS
Prices and/or Promotions
PRICED PER RENTAL CLASS
Special Services
HANDICAPPED CONTROLS AVAILABLE

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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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