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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.

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.

Hertz - Waterloo Airport
(319) 287-5189
2790 Livingston Lane
Waterloo, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 1000-1700 and 2200-2400
Sa 1000-1700
Su 1200-1700 and 2200-2400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area, then place the keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 282-8000
24 W. 14Th Street
Des, Moines, IA
 
Hertz Corp
(319) 337-6615
1801 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA
 
Budget Truck Rental
(319) 354-4784
1640 Highway 1 W Ste 1
Iowa City, IA
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(641) 423-8300
2740 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(515) 252-8800
551 100Th St.
Urbandale, IA
 
Hertz - Dewey Ford HLE
(515) 289-4999
3055 Southeast Delaware Avenue
Ankeny, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1730
Sa 0800-1200
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.

Hertz - Meredith Hangar
(515) 285-9650
2602 McKinley Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Su-Fr 0700-1900
Sa 0700-1700
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for private flights. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Please leave the keys and rental record with the security guard.

U-Haul Company
(319) 339-9151
3309 Highway 1 SW
Iowa City, IA
 
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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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