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New Cars - A Reality Check Gig Harbor WA

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 - South Tacoma HLE
(253) 474-6150
4802 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1400, 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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. The drop box is located near the side door. The vehicles must be parked on 48th Street. Vehicles cannot be returned to McChord Air Force Base.

Hertz - 10110 158th Street East HLE
(253) 770-0201
10110 158th Street East
Puyallup, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1300, 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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park car at Meridan Collision across from the fence. The drop box is located on the outside of the fence.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(253) 661-9866
33427 Pacific Hwy S # B
Federal Way, WA

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Hertz - Federal Way Marriott
(253) 835-1970
31910 Gateway Center Boulevard South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730, 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
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in the Hertz area, return keys and rental record to the hotel lobby desk.

Hertz - 2315 6th Street HLE
(360) 373-0405
2315 6th Street
Bremerton, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1300, 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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

Hertz - Lakewood Auto Body HLE
(253) 584-6560
12126 Pacific Highway Southwest
Lakewood, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, 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. 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
Vehicles cannot be returned to McChord Air Force Base.

Hertz - 32700 Pacific Highway South HLE
(253) 835-1970
32700 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1300, 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 , 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.

Hertz - Weyerhaeuser
(253) 835-1970
33663 Weyerhaeuser Way South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Weyerhaeuser Employees only. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Place keys and rental record in the drop box.

Hertz - 41 Division Drive HLE
(253) 964-0597
41 Division Drive
Fort Lewis, WA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0900-1800, Sa 0900-1400, 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
Located on the military base, for authorized personnel only.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(360) 377-1900
151 Auto Center Blvd
Bremerton, WA
 
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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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