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New Cars - A Reality Check Stony Brook NY

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 - 2267 Middle Country Road HLE
(631) 737-2237
2267 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1730, Sa 0800-1500, 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. In-Car Navigation System , 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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(631) 864-2414
863 W Jericho Tpke
Smithtown, NY

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Hertz - Executive Fliteways
(631) 588-5454
One Clark Drive
Ronkonkoma, NY
Hours
0700-2300 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.

Hertz - Sheltair Aviation Islip
(631) 588-5454
90 Arrival Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY
Hours
0700-2300 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Formerly known as Long Island Jet Center. This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Islip MacArthur Airport
(631) 737-9200
4300 Johnson Avenue
Islip, NY
Hours
Mo-Tu 0700-2400, We-Th 0800-2400, Fr 0700-2400, Sa-Su 0800-2400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed 0500 to open. A receipt will be issued at time of return, or it will be mailed to you. Railroad - Approximately 1.5 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with a receipt.

Hertz - 4869 Nesconset Highway HLE
(631) 474-1967
4869 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson, NY
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. In-Car Navigation System , 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 - 920 West Jericho Turnpike HLE
(631) 543-0143
920 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1200, 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. In-Car Navigation System , 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 - Mid Island Air Service / New York Jet
631-737-9204 x 17
101 Hering Drive
Ronkonkoma, NY
Hours
0700-2300 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. This location is also known as 'New York Jet'.

Hertz - ExcelAire FBO
(877) 326-4545
2221 Smithtown Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY
Hours
0700-1900 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. This location was formerly known as 'Landmark Aviation'.

Hertz - Excalibur Auto Body HLE
(631) 474-1967
3165 Route 112
Medford, NY
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600, 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. In-Car Navigation System , 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.

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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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