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New Cars - A Reality Check Muscle Shoals AL

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
(256) 767-0292
2321 Mall Rd
Florence, AL

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(205) 977-8485
704 Cahaba River Rd Ste J
Birmingham, AL
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(205) 591-1927
900 Messer Airport Hwy
Birmingham, AL
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(334) 277-4300
85 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(334) 749-6767
1220 Fox Run Ave Ste C6
Opelika, AL

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Hertz - Thornton Chrysler Dodge HLE
(256) 764-0881
2354 Florence Blvd.
Florence, AL
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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(251) 470-0607
814 Government Blvd.
Mobile, AL
 
Hertz - 1694 Montgomery Highway HLE
(205) 978-5053
1694 Montgomery Highway
Hoover, AL
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.

Hertz - Compass Hangar
(205) 591-6090
4419 East Lake Boulevard
Birmingham, AL
Hours
0600-2400 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(334) 807-0321
107 Scouting Cir
Troy, AL

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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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