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New Cars - A Reality Check Saint Cloud MN

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 - 3104 Division Street HLE
(320) 229-0409
3104 Division Street
St Cloud, MN
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 - St. Cloud Regional Airport
(320) 253-9480
1550 45th Avenue Southeast
St. Cloud, MN
Hours
Mo-Fr 1000-1230 and 1600-1700, Sa Closed, Su 1100-2200
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
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area. Place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located on a post in the car lot. This location is temporarily closed.

Hertz - 703 17th Avenue Northwest HLE
(507) 433-1871
703 17th Avenue Northwest
Austin, MN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, 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
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Record the return date and time, mileage, and tank level on rental agreement jacket. Leave the keys and rental agreement in the drop box located next to the service desk. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - Winona Downtown HLE
(507) 454-2888
275 West 2nd Street
Winona, MN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, 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., 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. Park car in Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in drop box located on the building.

Hertz - Rapid Rental HLE
(218) 263-6435
1403 East 41st Street
Hibbing, MN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1700, Sa 0730-1600, Su 0900-1300
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
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - St. Cloud Aviation
(320) 253-9480
1550 45th Avenue S.E.
St. Cloud, MN
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1200, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
After hours - After hour returns are allowed. This location is temporarily closed.

Wheel Fun Rentals
(320) 266-1164
1257 Second St. N., Ste. 201
Sauk Rapids, MN
 
Hertz - Blaine HLE
(763) 785-9373
9877 North Airport Road Northeast
Blaine, MN
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
Located at Key Air FBO. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Wheel Fun Rentals
(320) 266-1164
1257 Second St. N., Ste. 201
Sauk Rapids, MN
 
Hertz - St Paul Flight Center
(651) 457-2788
270 Airport Road
St. Paul, MN
Hours
0600-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Located at Holman Field. This location is for Private Flights only.

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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