How to Buy a Rental Car From Enterprise

by Lindsey Thompson

Drawing from its fleet of over 1 million cars, trucks and vans, Enterprise Car Sales sells certified used vehicles to customers across the country. Enterprise uses a no-haggle car price system, where the price you see on the sticker is the price you pay. Enterprise also accepts trade-ins, offering Kelley Blue Book value for your vehicle.

Search for a Vehicle

Using Enterprise’s Car Sales website, search for your ideal vehicle. You can search by ZIP code or nationwide, then narrow your choices by price, monthly payment, mileage and year. Other search criteria you can input include fuel mileage, make, body type, color, transmission, engine and fuel type. If you need more ideas, Enterprise Car Sales also has sections on its website for vehicles under $13,500, vehicles that get 28 miles per gallon or more, and last chance deals.

Test Drive the Vehicle

Click the “Schedule an Appointment” link on the website to set up a time to test drive your top choices. You can also use the Enterprise website to search for the nearest Enterprise Car Sales dealership and call to set up a time to test drive. If you find a car that is not in your area, Enterprise transfers the car to your local branch. Some vehicles have a nonrefundable transfer fee, but you are not obligated to purchase the vehicle after it’s transferred.

Secure Financing

You can finance your car purchase through a bank or credit union, or you can have Enterprise help you secure financing. The Enterprise Car Sales website includes a section on understanding the car buying and financing processes. The payment calculator helps you estimate how much you can afford in monthly payments. You can apply for financing on the Enterprise website or go through your local Enterprise Car Sales location. The application asks for name, address, phone number, email, date of birth and Social Security number. You’ll also provide your employment information, annual income and monthly mortgage or rent.

Choose the Extras

Every vehicle comes with a limited powertrain warranty, good for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You also get 12 months of roadside assistance. If you want more coverage, you can purchase a vehicle service contract for 60 months or 84,000 miles. The cost of the additional coverage varies depending on the vehicle. If you are not satisfied with your Enterprise used car purchase, you can return it within seven days or 1,000 miles and Enterprise will buy it back, charging a $200 documentation and cleaning fee.

About the Author

Lindsey Thompson began her writing career in 2001. Her work has been published in the Cincinnati Art Museum's "Member Magazine" and "The Ohio Journalist." Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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