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New Cars - A Reality Check Mason City IA

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
(641) 423-8300
2740 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA

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Linder Tire Service Inc
(319) 337-4163
632 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA
 
Hertz - Bob Brown Chevrolet
(515) 270-3828
4224 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1730
Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , 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 Rentals only. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - 2151 Werner Avenue Northeast HLE
(319) 393-0221
2151 Werner Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1730
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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Place keys and rental record in mail slot located on the door. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(319) 362-7000
200 16Th Ave Sw Ste B
Cedar, Rapids, IA
 
Hertz - Mason City Airport HLE
(641) 423-6536
9184 265th Street
Mason City, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa Closed
Su 1300-1600
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., 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 in Clearlake, Iowa at Highway 18 West. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(641) 236-3025
410 State St
Grinnell, IA

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 285-2525
601 Fleur Drive
Des, Moines, IA
 
Hertz - Meredith Corporation
(515) 276-1177
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa 0800-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is Meredith Corporation use only. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Leave the keys and the contract with the security guard.

Hertz - Fort Dodge Airport HLE
(515) 955-6375
1639 Nelson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa Closed
Su 1400-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After hours - Meets scheduled flights if reservation is received during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz parking. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the counter. If outside terminal hours, use the drop box located underneath canopy outside the airport entrance. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

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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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