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New Cars - A Reality Check Palmer AK

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
(907) 373-2080
4535 E Greenstreet Cir # 1
Wasilla, AK

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(907) 277-1600
26 E 4Th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Rent A Wreck
(907) 789-4111
2450 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - 600 Port Avenue
(907) 224-4378
600 Port Avenue
Seward, AK
Hours
0800-1700 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets reservations up to 2100 if received during regular business hours. After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in the Hertz area, place keys and rental record in the drop box located next to the door on the window. Pier - Approximately 1/4 mile from the cruise ship terminal. Pickup service is available. Please call upon arrival.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(907) 563-5050
10 E Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Hertz - 414 K Street HLE
(907) 562-4595
414 K Street
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-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
Located in the parking area next door to the Captain Cook Hotel. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(907) 373-2080
4535 E Greenstreet Cir # 1
Wasilla, AK

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Hertz - Anchorage International Airport
(907) 243-4118
4555 International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
0600-0200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hours returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area, then place keys and rental record in the drop box located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - Approximately 8 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare will be reimbursed with receipt.

Hertz - Dale Road
(907) 452-4444
4520 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Budget Rent A Car
(907) 790-1098
3406 Glacier Hwy Ste A
Juneau, AK
 
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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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