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New Cars - A Reality Check Fort Smith AR

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 Corp
(479) 484-4448
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
Avis
(479) 452-5152
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hertz - 6709 South 28th Street HLE
(479) 649-0961
6709 South 28th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa 0900-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
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
Located approximately 3 miles from the Ft. Smith Municipal Airport. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Complete check-in information on the front of rental jacket and place the keys and rental jacket in the drop slot in the front door.

Hertz - Ft. Smith Regional Airport
(479) 484-4448
6700 McKennon Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0630-2200
Sa 1000-1700
Su 1200-2200
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed 0530-Midnight. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located at the counter. Bus - Approximately 10 miles from bus station.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(479) 648-1117
1410 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR

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Budget Car & Truck Rental
(479) 648-9103
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
U-Haul Company
(479) 649-9217
4700 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
National Car Rental
(479) 478-0376
6700 Mckennon Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
 
PacLease
(479) 785-9600
901 Fresno St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Enterprise Rent A Car
(479) 648-1117
1410 S Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
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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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