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New Cars - A Reality Check Columbus GA

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.

Fifty Cent Rent A Car
(706) 323-1060
1509 Wynnton Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Hertz Penske Truck Rental
(706) 653-7847
1435 54th St
Columbus, GA
 
Enterprise
(706) 243-7450
3000 N Lake Pkwy
Columbus, GA
 
National Car Rental
(706) 321-8988
2911 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA
 
Hertz Corp
(706) 324-2725
3250 W Britt David Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Penske Truck Rental
(706) 682-3344
4346 Allied Dr
Columbus, GA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(706) 660-1090
639 Bradley Park Dr Ste 200
Columbus, GA
 
Hertz - Legacy Chevrolet HLE
(706) 494-7118
3615 North Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1900
Sa 0700-1400
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.

Hertz - Columbus Metro Airport
(706) 324-2725
3250 West Britt David Road
Columbus, GA
Hours
Su-Fr 0700-2230
Sa 0700-1800
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 - Will meet scheduled commercial flights after hours as long as the reservation is received during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed during airport terminal hours of operation only. Place keys and rental agreement in the drop box located at the Hertz counter. Bus - Approximately 7 1/2 miles from the bus station.

Hertz - CSG Aviation
(706) 324-2453
3250 West Britt David Road
Columbus, GA
Hours
Su-Fr 0700-2100
Sa 0700-1800
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Radio frequency 2295

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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