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Difference Between Car Leasing and Renting Wasilla 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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(907) 373-2080
4535 E Greenstreet Cir # 1
Wasilla, AK

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Rent A Wreck
(907) 789-4111
2450 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Homer Airport
(907) 235-0734
3720 FAA Road
Homer, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0500-2200
Sa 0600-2200
Su 0900-2200
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets reservations if received at least 24 hour in advance. After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in glove box and lock car.

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.

Western Auto
(907) 780-4566
5165 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Kenai Airport HLE
(907) 283-8080
305 North Willow Street
Kenai, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0630-1830
Sa 0830-1600
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.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(907) 248-5526
940 W Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Mendenhall Auto Center
(907) 789-1386
8725 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
 
Payless Car Rental
(605) 225-1384
215 Ferry Way
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Juneau Municipal Airport
(907) 789-9494
1873 Shell Simmons Drive
Juneau, AK
Hours
0630-2200 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., Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in a Hertz stall. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the Hertz counter. Pier - Approximately 5 miles from the pier. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt.

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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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