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best car rental companies using debit card?

chesterfeild
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best car rental companies using debit card?

hi are there any rental companies at the lax airport that gtake debit card and not creidt card? will pay in advance for rental

do they run a credit check and do they place a block on debit card etc

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1. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

I think, and I'm far from sure, that most will let you pay on your debit card. I'd suggest contacting them and asking. Perhaps after you've established a couple that you are happy with the price of.

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2. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

It is usually a bad idea to use a debit card for car rental because of the hold that the rental car companies will put on your money. You can ask how much of a hold they'll require ahead of time but it is normal business practice for that to occur.

Hotels will also place a hold on your money when using a debit card.

Edited: 11:08 am, May 06, 2012
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3. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

They will place a hold on about $500 for about 5 days on a debit card.

You could pay in advance with some companies - try carhire3000.com

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4. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

i will pay in advance here before i leave with my debit card

i dont drive so husband will show his debit card along with dl and pport

is anything else needed?

how much of a hold will they put on husbands debit card? so i can make sure he has enough in to cover

will bring cash only

dont like using c cards

i have paid for hotel already

will hotel require to see a debit/credit card? ive already paid and got voucher

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5. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

You will find the policies to vary from company to company and even variances at different locations based on decisions by local franchisee. In general, when renting from major car rental agencies expect $200-500 hold in addition to estimated full cost of rental, plus a credit check. The hold is released upon return of vehicle, but processing time can vary based on your bank. I'm not sure how it will impact you being a non-U.S. resident and you might want to check with the local branch of the car rental agency to be 100% sure.

With hotels, even prepaid, the hotel will ask for a credit/debit card for incidental charges (phone, restaurant, parking, etc.). Policies will vary and you may be able to get by without posting a card.

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6. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

i dont want to use a c card at all

went to dallas last year and hotel never asked for a card

and rental car just put a block on his debit car without a prob

a guess all places and rental companies may vary

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7. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

what evidence do car rental companies need to see? it will be a debit card

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8. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

Hotels may also put a hold on your card when you check in even if prepaid.

It is insurance for them in case you spend on phone calls, bar, damage the room etc. Sometimes they will let you put a cash deposit instead of this which you would get back when checking out. Some hotels these days don't like doing that since most folks have at least 1 credit card to use for just this purpose. Of course it depends on the hotel.

Edited: 2:46 pm, May 07, 2012
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9. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

Agree with everybody. But your best bet is to contact the rental car company directly, because some of them won't take a debit card!

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10. Re: best car rental companies using debit card?

i tried argus car hire and they insisted on a credit card only so there no good

carhire300 said same

ive emailed a few others im just waiting for a response i cant book car until i know they accept debit card

he doesnt have a c card so what can i do?

surely someone at lax with accept a debit card?