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Hertz offers virtually new cars
Sporty models like the Nissan 350Z are included in the fleet of previously rented cars that Hertz Auto Sales keeps on their lot. - photo by JASON CAMPBELL
STOCKTON – Just because the car in the driveway isn’t brand new doesn’t mean that you have to go without the benefits of a model just driven off of the lot.

Hertz believes they have the answer.

While they’re known internationally as one of the largest rental car providers in the world, they also have a one-year limit on any car that they keep in their fleet. They send all of the models that have been used beyond that 12-month period to a certified sales office where they are often drastically discounted.

Besides the low price, the models still include their factory warranty. Available upgrades peace-of-mind to those who are in the market.

“Everything that we sell is only a year old – that’s when those cars have to come out of the rental fleet and that gives people a chance to really find some value in a virtually new used car,” said Hertz’ Stockton location Manager John Enea. “It’s an avenue that can save a buyer a lot of money while giving them what they’re in the market for.”

Each of the cars that Hertz puts up for sale, Enea says, has to go through a rigorous screening process to detect any mechanical defects or problems that might affect the way that a car performs for a future customer.

Vehicles that don’t make the cut are then filtered out through other channels like used-car auctions.

While the Stockton site is the only Hertz used car dealership from the Central Valley all the way down to Riverside, their customer base has been known to reach as far away as Canada – enticing people from all over who take advantage of the cost breaks and the discounts.

“People from all over recognize the value that these cars provide,” Enea said. “And if somebody wants something that we don’t have on our lot but we have it at another location we’re able to get those cars here for those customers.”

Hertz Car Sales is located at 3646 Telestar Place Spot C off of Stockton’s Hammer Lane. To get there from Manteca, take Highway 99 North to the Hammer Lane exit and head west before eventually turning left on Sampson Road and following the road the corner. The entrance to the site is on the left. The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.