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New Cars - A Reality Check Fairbanks AK

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 - Fairbanks International Airport
(907) 452-4444
6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
0630-0100 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 vehicle in a Hertz stall, place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - Approximately 8 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare will be reimbursed with receipt. Bus - Approximately 10 blocks to the bus station. Pickup service is available 0800-1700. Please call upon arrival to arrange for pickup service.

Hertz - Dale Road
(907) 452-4444
4520 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Hertz - Elmendorf AFB
(907) 753-0199
Westover Avenue
Elmendorf, AK
Hours
Mo-Sa 0900-1900
Su 1000-1900
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for military personnel only.

Hertz - Million Air
(907) 248-4422
6160 Carl Brady Drive
Anchorage, AK
Hours
0530-0230 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

National Car & Truck Rental
(907) 451-7368
4960 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK

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National Car & Truck Rental
(907) 451-7368
4960 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK

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U-Haul Company
(907) 789-7098
10011 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Mendenhall Auto Center
(907) 789-1386
8725 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - 600 Port Avenue
(907) 224-4378
600 Port Avenue
Seward, AK
Hours
0800-1700 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets reservations up to 2100 if received during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in the Hertz area, place keys and rental record in the drop box located next to the door on the window. Pier - Approximately 1/4 mile from the cruise ship terminal. Pickup service is available. Please call upon arrival.

Western Auto
(907) 780-4566
5165 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
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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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