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New Cars - A Reality Check Crowley LA

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 - West Congress HLE
(337) 233-2313
2429 West Congress
Lafayette, LA
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. 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.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(504) 241-6266
801 Downman Road
New, Orleans, LA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(225) 344-0629
575 Nicholson Dr
Baton, Rouge, LA
 
Hertz - Million Air Alexandria
(318) 443-9699
1037 Billy Mitchell Blvd.
Alexandria, LA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-2200
Sa 0930-1730
Su 1000-2200
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Previously known as Pride Flight Services. This location is for Private flights only.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(225) 355-5157
430 Jackie Cochran Dr.
Baton, Rouge, LA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(337) 993-8444
879-B Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(985) 872-0987
278 Enterprise Dr
Houma, LA

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Hertz - Lake Charles Regional Airport
(337) 477-0616
500 Airport Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-2200, Sa 0900-1700, Su 0900-2200
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Enterprise Auto Rental
(337) 232-5493
00 Terminal Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Hertz - 1331 Highway 190 HLE
(985) 809-6619
1331 Highway 190
Covington, LA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1200, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only 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.

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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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