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New Cars - A Reality Check Columbus IN

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
(812) 376-7697
735 Whitfield Dr
Columbus, IN

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(317) 259-0000
601 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(260) 478-8715
833 W Ferguson Rd
Fort, Wayne, IN
 
Express Rent-A-Center
(812) 334-1013
3098 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
 
Hertz - Northside Courtyard HLE
(317) 575-0945
10290 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
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., 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 hours returns are allowed. Record the return date and time, mileage, and tank level on rental agreement jacket. Leave the keys and rental agreement in the drop box located at the Hertz desk.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(574) 273-0444
52200 State Road 933
South Bend, IN

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(317) 805-4430
4630 E 96th St
Indianapolis, IN

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Budget Rent A Car
(812) 238-9963
2629 S 3rd St
Terre Haute, IN

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Hertz - Riverdale Body Shop HLE
(219) 635-9600
2500 Indianapolis Boulevard
Schererville, IN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa 0800-1200
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.

Budget Rent A Car
(317) 635-4277
301 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN

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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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