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New Cars - A Reality Check Decatur AL

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 - Decatur Downtown HLE
(256) 353-9110
2410 Beltline Highway
Decatur, AL
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., 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 hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located in front of the building. Bus - Approximately 8 blocks from the bus station. Pickup service is available, please call upon arrival.

Hertz - 9091 Highway 20 West HLE
(256) 772-7166
9091 Highway 20 West
Madison, AL
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., 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 hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in the drop box located in front of the building.

Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(256) 772-9331
2000 Houston Goodson Way
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2230
Sa 0800-1700
Su 0800-2230
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Montgomery Dannelly Airport
(334) 284-1560
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL
Hours
0700-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located at the Hertz counter. For returns 0100-0400 locate Security to be let inside the airport.

Hertz - Birmingham International Airport
(205) 591-6090
5540 Airline Drive
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2400
Sa 0600-2200
Su 0600-2400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Covered Return Center , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets commercial flights if reservation is received in advance. After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz lot located on the first level of the parking deck. The Drop Box is located on the right side of the Hertz counter. Bus - Approximately 4 miles from the bus station. Cab fare is reimbursed with reciept. Please call upon arrival. Railroad - Approximately 4 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare is reimbursed with reciept. Please call upon arrival.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(256) 464-5609
300 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
 
Hertz - Huntsville International Airport
(256) 772-9331
114 International Airport
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2300
Sa 0800-1700
Su 0800-2300
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Counter located in lobby of Sheraton 4 Points Hotel, which is in the airport terminal building. After Hours - Meets last commercial flight Sunday-Friday if reservation is received 24 hours in advance during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located in front of the building. Bus - Approximately 2 blocks from the bus station.

Hertz - 22980 Highway 72 East HLE
(256) 262-1840
22980 Highway 72 East
Athens, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
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., 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 hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop slot located in the door on the east side of the building.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(334) 749-6767
1220 Fox Run Ave Ste C6
Opelika, AL

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Hertz - Moton Field Municipal Airport
(334) 284-1560
2307 Ragsdale Drive
Tuskegee, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600
Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights 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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