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New Cars - A Reality Check Opelousas LA

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 - Monroe Regional Airport
(318) 323-8805
5400 Operations Road
Monroe, LA
Hours
0800-2130 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
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.

Hertz - New Orleans Hilton
(504) 568-1645
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0800-1300, 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.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(337) 993-8444
879-B Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(225) 274-1903
2888 Florida Blvd, Suite A
Baton, Rouge, LA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(504) 468-3018
600 Airline Dr
Kenner, LA
 
Hertz - Lake Charles Regional Airport
(337) 477-0616
500 Airport Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-2200, Sa 0900-1700, Su 0900-2200
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Enterprise Auto Rental
(337) 237-2864
800 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA
 
Hertz - Downtown Baton Rouge Sheraton
(225) 248-1051
103 France Street
Baton Rouge, LA
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

Hertz - Hammond Airport
(985) 809-6619
405 Industrial Park
Hammond, LA
Hours
Mo- Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(225) 644-2205
3297 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, LA
 

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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