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New Cars - A Reality Check Bainbridge Island WA

There is a common misconception that new-car dealers finance the cars they sell or lease. Not true. Dealers don't make loans or finance leases. A dealer may run a preliminary credit check on you prior to completing your paperwork, but this should not be interpreted as approval of your loan or lease application.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(206) 783-5565
301 15Th Avenue N.W.
Seattle, WA
 
Firestone Complete Auto Care
(206) 622-8300
400 Westlake Ave.
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Amtrak Seattle
(206) 903-6260
303 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - cab fare to the Seattle/Tacoma Airport will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(206) 933-1750
313 35Th Ave Sw
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Burien Chevrolet HLE
(206) 241-4726
14400 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600, 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., 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 inside the Burien Chevrolet Service Center.

Hertz - Ballard HLE
(206) 706-2543
1553 Northwest Leary Way
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, 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., 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.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(206) 382-1051
116 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA
 
Hertz - Seattle Downtown HLE
(206) 903-6260
1501 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
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
This location is at the corner of 8th and Pike Streets, directly across the street from the Washington State Convention Center in the Hyatt Hotel. After Hours - After Hour returns are allowed. Drop Box is located in the return area near the Hertz counter. Please record the date, time, gas and mileage on the express return card or RA jacket. Lock the car and place the express return card or RA jacket, and car keys in the drop box. Pier - Approximately 1 mile from the piers on the waterfront.

Hertz - 4th Avenue Sodo HLE
(206) 767-8422
5055 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, 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.

Hertz - Pacific Autobody HLE
(206) 223-7595
1048 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1630, 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., 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.

New Cars - A Reality Check

In the years we've been in the automotive advice business we’ve received thousands of emails with questions about buying and leasing new cars.

Although each reader's situation is different, there seem to be general issues that show up over and over again that represent some common misunderstandings and misconceptions about new car buying and leasing. Let's address some of them now.

New cars are not financed by dealers
There is a common misconception that new-car dealers finance the cars they sell or lease. Not true. Dealers don't make loans or finance leases. A dealer may run a preliminary credit check on you prior to completing your paperwork, but this should not be interpreted as approval of your loan or lease application. He just wants to make sure he's not wasting his time on someone with serious credit problems.

A new-car purchase or lease deal is contingent on the dealer being able to find a finance company or bank who will agree to finance your deal, based on your credit history and debt load. The finance company pays the dealer for the car (which means the finance company owns the car), and arranges for the customer to pay them back the money for that car, plus interest. See for more details.

Dealers can ask you to return your new car
A dealer will allow you to drive away in his new car immediately after you've signed your loan or lease papers. This does not mean your credit has been approved or that your loan (or lease) ...

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