When it comes to hiring a vehicle, you will need to leave a security bond. This is an amount of money that will be frozen on your account for the duration of your rental. Car rental companies require you to pay a security bond in the case of damage to the vehicle or additional charges. When you return the vehicle at the depot, the security bond will then be refunded in 3-10 business days.
The cost of your security bond will vary depending on the type of vehicle and the location of the rental. You can call the car rental company to find out what this cost may be for you. Did you know that some vehicles may require a bond that is significantly cheaper than others - or vise versa? It comes down to the suppliers' terms and conditions and vehicle class.
The payment method that you decide to use may alter the security bond amount. You may actually need to pay a higher security bond if you decide to use your debit card.
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