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New Cars - A Reality Check Branford CT

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.

Budget Rent A Car
(203) 468-5704
155 Burr St
East Haven, CT

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Hertz - Tweed New Haven Airport
(203) 469-8826
155 Burr Street
New Haven, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 1100-1200 and 1500-2400
Sa 1300-1600
Su 1100-2400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - Will meet after hour flights Sunday thru Friday only. After hour returns are allowed up to 2400 Sunday-Friday and up to 1800 on Saturday. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in slot at the counter. No drops before 0530 when the airport opens.

Hertz - 17 Farmington Avenue HLE
(860) 747-4435
17 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT
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
After hour - After hour returns are allowed. Place completed rental agreement and keys in the drop box provided to the right of the front door. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - New England Collision Carstar HLE
(203) 909-6716
465 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT
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. 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - 470 Bridgeport Avenue HLE
(203) 876-0708
470 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT
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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - Robinson Aviation
(203) 467-9555
50 Thompson Avenue
East Haven, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800
Sa 0900-1600
Su 1000-1800
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - 1 George Street HLE
(203) 777-6861
1 George Street
New Haven, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1900
Sa 0900-1200
Su 1000-1600
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 , 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
Bus - approximately 5 blocks from the bus station. Please call upon arrival for possible pickup service, or cab fare reimbursement. Reimbursement requires receipt from cab driver. Railroad - Approximately 3 blocks from the railroad station. Please call upon arrival using the Hertz courtesy phone for pickup service. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - Amtrak
(203) 777-6861
50 Union Avenue
New Haven, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1900
Sa 0900-1200
Su 1000-1530
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
The servicing location is approximately 3 blocks from the Amtrak station.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(203) 874-7440
886 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT

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Hertz - General Electric Delivery Location
(203) 225-0448
2 Corporate Drive
Shelton, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for General Electric employees only.

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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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