Will I Need a Credit Card As a Deposit At the Car Rental Counter?

Yes, the rental agency requires a credit card deposit when you pick up the car. (Some rental locations may accept debit or check cards for deposits, but they may have additional requirements such as a credit check or proof of a roundtrip itinerary.) The credit card must be in the name of the primary driver and have enough available credit for the deposit. The deposit amount varies depending on the type of car, length of rental, and any other items you purchase at the rental counter, such as insurance.

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