How Our Car Hire Deposit Scheme Works

Hi all,

Had a few calls this week from customers asking how our deposit scheme works, so I thought I’d write up a quick guide.

If your pick up date is more than 8 weeks away our website via a tick box at the payment stage and call centre staff will give you the option to secure your vehicle category and price with a £50 .00 deposit (or equivalent in your currency).

All balances are taken on a Friday regardless off the exact 8 week date, so for instance if your balance was due on a Monday our accounts department would actually take the payment on the Friday, unless you specific contact us to ask the balance to be taken early.

A week before your balance is due you will receive an email from us stating that the balance is due, confirming when the balance will be taken and giving you advise on what to do if you want to alter your payment details. makes every effort to insure our reminder emails reach you but cannot be held responsible for third part mail servers.

If you wish to alter your payment details then please contact us before the balance date, if you do not need to alter your details then do nothing; and our system will automatically take payment using the card details used at the time of booking.

Attraction Tickets purchased at the same time as the car hire can be included in the £50 deposit scheme.

So in summary

  • Tick box to pay only a £50.00 deposit, balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
  • 1 week before balance is due you will receive an email reminder from us.
  • If you wish to alter your payment details please contact us before the balance date, if you don’t need to then do nothing.
  • Collect your voucher once balance is paid.

I hope this explains our deposit scheme.



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£50 Can Secure Your Car Hire USA For 2011

Hi all,

With rate increases just around the corner, now is a good time to reserve your car hire in the USA.

Here at® we offer a deposit scheme that allows you to secure your vehicle category and price for just £50.00. The balance of your hire is due 8 weeks prior to departure but can be paid off earlier if you desire.

Once your balance is paid you can then print off your voucher. By securing your hire for £50.00 you protect yourself against a strengthening Dollar which helps budget your holiday more efficiently. Once confirmed your rental price will not change.

At present we have some very competitive Dollar Rent A Car rates for 2011. Which includes their new Standard category.

Kind regards,


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Alamo Car Hire Now Accepting Visa Debit For Security Deposit

Hi all,

Good news in the world of car hire, we have finally had written confirmationVE_card_202x153 that Alamo will now accept a Visa Debit Card for the security deposit locally.

In the past Alamo would only accept major credit cards for this, which has left non-credit card holders in a bit of a bind. Thankfully sense has prevailed.

Upon arrival you will generally be asked to leave this information in the form of a pre-authorsiation, meaning any charges incurred during the rental, i.e. childseats, late return etc will be debited from the imprinted card.

Please note At present Alamo are only accepting the Visa Debit at Orlando International Airport and certain major rental locations – You will need to check before you book – Please call us on 0845 226 8523.

Payment to U.S. Rent A has not been altered.

Kind regards,

James Thomas,

U.S. Rent A

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