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New Cars - A Reality Check Kalamazoo MI

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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(269) 372-1234
3611 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI

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Hertz - Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport
(269) 382-4903
5239 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa 0900-1700, Su 0800-2300
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 - Will meet all after hour scheduled commercial flights Sunday-Friday only as long as reservation is received during normal business hours. Flights will not be met on Saturdays. After hour returns are available 0500-2400 7 days. Park vehicle in the rental car return lot. Write ending mileage and fuel level on the rental record jacket and drop keys and contract into the drop box located inside the airport on the rental counter. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location

Hertz - Kraft Foods
(269) 965-5134
365 Elm Street
Battle Creek, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Kraft employees only.

U-Haul Company
(616) 534-4991
2740 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Hertz - Alpena County Regional Airport
(989) 356-2414
1617 Airport Road
Alpena, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0900-2300, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area, then place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter.

Hertz - Carstar HLE
(269) 321-0497
6725 Lovers Lane
Portage, MI
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., 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.

Hertz - Duncan Aviation
(269) 965-5134
15745 South Airport Road
Battle Creek, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Hertz - Freeland MBS International Airport
(989) 695-5587
8600 Garfield Road
Freeland, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-2330, Sa 0900-1730, Su 0900-2330
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
Formerly known as Tri-City Airport. After Hours - Will meet scheduled commerical flights on Saturday only, if reservation is received 48 hours in advance. After hour returns are allowed 0400-2315. Park the vehicle in the Hertz lot, then place the keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

U-Haul Company
(734) 397-0825
41479 Michigan Ave
Canton, MI
 
Hertz - AV Flight
(989) 695-2554
8370 Garfield Road
Freeland, MI
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-2330, Sa 0900-1730, Su 0900-2330
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for private flights only. No walkins permitted.

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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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