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New Cars - A Reality Check Lancaster SC

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 - 1575 Great Falls Highway
(803) 328-6414
1575 Great Falls Highway
Lancaster, SC
Hours
Mo-Th 0800-1700, Fr 0800-1600, 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
This location is for Insurance Replacement only. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Priceless Car Rental
(843) 881-0079
5050 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
 
Hertz - 5155 Calhoun Memorial Highway HLE
(864) 306-6440
5155 Calhoun Memorial Highway
Easley, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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. 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(843) 871-1036
216 N Main St., Unit E
Summerville, SC
 
Hertz - Garners Ferry Road HLE
(803) 695-0179
7356 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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., 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.

Rent A Wreck
(843) 851-0750
5050 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
 
Hertz - Sonoco
(843) 662-7930
1 North Second Street
Hartsville, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1200 and 1300-1530, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Sonoco Employees only. The Hertz counter is located in the blue building next to Security Gate 2. After Hours - After Hour reservations are allowed. Monday - Friday reservations must be received during regular business hours. Saturday - Sunday reservations must be received by 1400 on previous Friday. Vehicle may be picked up from the gate guard. After hour returns are allowed.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(843) 769-5833
500 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC
 
Hertz - Myrtle Beach Aviation
(843) 448-3191
1250 Airdome Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hours
0700-2300 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - 201 West Wade Hampton Boulevard HLE
(864) 848-0241
210 West Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greer, SC
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, 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. 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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

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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