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New Cars - A Reality Check Missoula MT

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
(406) 721-2484
5225 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT

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Hertz - Missoula International Airport HLE
(406) 549-9511
5225 Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Hours
0600-2400 7 Days
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., Ski Equipped Vehicles, 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 hours 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. Bus - Approximately 7 miles from the bus station. Pickup service is available Monday-Friday 0600-2330. Please call upon arrival.

Hertz - Butte Downtown HLE
(406) 782-1054
226 East Broadway
Butte, MT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
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
Bus - Approximately 5 blocks from the bus station. Please call upon arrival for pickup instructions.

Hertz - Butte Aviation
(406) 782-1054
111 Airport Road
Butte, MT
Hours
24 Hours, 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Hertz - West Glacier Amtrak Station
(406) 863-1210
Highway 2
West Glacier, MT
Hours
0800-1000 and 2000-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This is a seasonal location and is closed September 16 through June 14 each year.

Hertz - Minuteman Aviation
(406) 549-9511
5225 Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Hours
0600-2400 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Northstar Air Express
(406) 549-9511
1 Corporate Way Express
Missoula, MT
Hours
0600-2400 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private flights only. No walkins allowed. Private flight information required on reservaton.

Hertz - Corporate Air
(406) 245-0812
2491 Overland Drive
Billings, MT
Hours
0600-2400 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(406) 449-3400
3015 Prospect Ave
Helena, MT

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Hertz - Edwards Jet Center
(406) 248-9151
1691 Aviation Place
Billings, MT
Hours
0700-2300 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

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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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