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Hertz saves buyers depreciation loss
Stockton lot offers year-old vehicles
The 2009 Toyota Camry is just one of many popular used cars available on Stockton’s Hertz Car Sales lot for thousands less than new models. - photo by Photo Contributed

STOCKTON – It’s common knowledge that every new car driven off of the lot depreciates drastically.

So why not take advantage of that depreciation and leave a little bit more cash in your wallet?

Thanks to the used car program offered through Hertz Car Sales, worrying about how much you’re going to lose on your shiny new set of wheels is a thing of the past. And you can have that piece of mind while still enjoying the shiny new wheels.

“The biggest difference between buying a new car and a car from us is that you’re saving that depreciation while at the same time getting a quality car – all of which are still under their factor warranty,” said Hertz Car Sales Stockton Sales Manager John Enea. “It’s really a wise choice for people who are looking for value.”

And being the world’s largest car rental dealer definitely has its perks.

Not a single car in the Hertz fleet remains is used for rentals for longer than a year, and all that have exceeded their tenure are sent to a sales facility where they are inspected for everything from mechanical problems to obvious dings and dents.

Those that don’t pass the inspection, Enea said, are unloaded through other channels – meaning that only the cream of the crop ends up on a Hertz Car Sales lot.

While the used car market is alive and well in the Central Valley, Hertz’ Stockton site is the only one of its kind in the area between here and Riverside – often drawing customers from great distances who appreciate not only the value but the wide selection of like new models.

“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.