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New Cars - A Reality Check Storrs Mansfield CT

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 - Freedom Jets Aviation
(860) 456-4156
39 Airport Road
North Windham, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
Sa 0900-1200
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
(860) 289-8881
11 Connecticut Boulevard
East, Hartford, CT
 
Hertz - Massachusetts Mutual Bri-Meadow
(860) 253-9642
1000 Bright Meadow Blvd
Enfield, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
Sa 0900-1300
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Massachusetts Mutual Employees only.

U-Haul Company
(860) 953-6138
164 South St
West Hartford, CT
 
Hertz - Marriott Downtown
(860) 247-0044
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1800
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
Additional Information
This location is for Hotel Guests only.

Hertz - 290 Broad Street HLE
(860) 533-1193
290 Broad Street
Manchester, CT
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.

Affordable Motors
(203) 362-0259
408 Grand St
Bridgeport, CT
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(860) 292-7061
National Dr
Windsor, Locks, CT
 
Hertz - Bradley International Airport
(860) 627-3850
2 Schoephoester Road
Hartford, CT
Hours
0400-0100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Gold Canopy , 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 , Prestige Service , Covered Return Center , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
Windsor Locks is 10 miles North of Hartford, CT.

Hertz - Mystic Depot Amtrak
(860) 446-1200
2 Roosevelt Avenue
Mystic, CT
Hours
Mo 0930-1630
Tu Closed
We-Fr 0930-1630
Sa 0900-1200
Su 1300-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Ski Equipped Vehicles
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak arrivals 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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