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New Cars - A Reality Check Beaufort SC

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.

Hertz - Hilton Head Island HLE
(843) 342-3739
1 Finch Street
Hilton Head, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800, 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - Hilton Head Airport
(843) 681-7604
120 Beach City Road
Hilton Head, SC
Hours
0800-2100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets commercial flights if the reservation is received during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed when the airport terminal is open. The airport terminal opens at 0430. Closing time varies based on arrival time of the last flight of the day. Park vehicle in the Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the counter.

Hertz - Bell and Bell HLE
(843) 399-9524
2491 Highway 9 East
Little River, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1730, 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., 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

U-Haul Company
(989) 772-0521
1014 W High St
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(803) 772-7766
143 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC
 
Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(843) 689-3200
52 Gateway Circle
Hilton Head, SC
Hours
0800-1900 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. Forrmerly known as Carolina Air Center Inc.

Hertz - Hilton Head Marriott
(843) 681-7604
1 Hotel Circle
Hilton Head, SC
Hours
0800-2100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only

Budget Car & Truck Rental
(843) 760-1410
Po Box 62600
North Charleston, SC
 
National Car Rental
(843) 552-3415
3440 Rental Car Ln
North Charleston, SC
 
Hertz - Garners Ferry Road HLE
(803) 695-0179
7356 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
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., 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

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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