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Car Hire No Deposit

Can I get car hire no deposit?

Yes, car rental without a deposit is possible with certain suppliers. There are often certain terms that you need to agree to or pay extra for, such as relax cover policy in order to take advantage of car hire with no deposit required, however we will guide you through the process.

As an example to use the car hire no deposit offer here are a few of the criteria you may need to meet (UK):

  • Payment card needs to be in the drivers name and payment for hire is arranged on pick up.
  • Available on Mini, Compact, Economy, Intermediate, 7 & 9 Seaters (Excludes Luxury cars)
  • Driver must be aged 23+ (only up to compact cars), Intermediate and above needs to be 25+
  • You MUST contact us directly via email, phone or chat to arrange this

In Spain the conditions slightly differ, most importantly, you must:

  • Take the Super CDW / ZERO EXCESS cover

Car rental deposits can often catch people out when they come to hire a car, many don’t expect deposits or how much the deposit is actually going to be, it can range into the thousands. The deposit money gets frozen on your card and unable to be taken out or touched by the person hiring the car during the rental time, which causes an issue specifically when hiring with a debit card.

People often use rentals for holidays or business trips in which they will need money in order to pay expenses.

This in mind we didn’t want something so little and silly such as car hire effecting peoples holidays or anything like that as we didn’t think it was right so we set out to try resolve this issue and come up a great deal, car rental with no deposit required.

How much is a typical car hire deposit?

The deposit is typically between £250 and £2000 which depends on the type of car you are renting. Deposits are taken as security against the vehicle you are planning to borrow for loss or damage.

Large deposits can put some people off and make the whole experience un-affordable for others so we have found several locations in which we can offer a zero deposit deal. Zero deposits are not available at all locations for all cars. This is a very specific requirement that needs a little bit of ground work from our team, not from you. We take the hassle out of booking a car, all we ask is that you contact us instead of booking a car online.

Popular no deposit car rental locations

Here is a small list of some of our most popular no deposit car hire offer locations.

This is not an exhaustive list, we can car hire with no deposit required in many more locations, in order to get this car rental no deposit deal you must call our team directly as this cannot be arranged when you book online. Contact our dedicated and friendly team today to arrange your car hire with no deposit at [email protected]

How a car rental deposit works

The large majority of suppliers the offer car hire all take a pre-authorized deposit upon arrival to the rental desk.

As we deal with many various suppliers the amount that is taken for the deposit can vary. The other factor which has to be taken into account is the type of vehicle you are looking to hire. If you are just looking to get a standard vehicle then the deposit for this generally the lowest, however If you are looking to hire a large people carrier, minibus or luxury vehicle then the deposits for these do tend to be much higher ranging between £500 and £2000.

The deposit is pre-authorized amount which is just held on the drivers credit or debit card. The amount is not debited from the card it is just held for the duration of the rental, and it is then released when the vehicle has been returned. This can sometimes take around 5 working days to show as available on your account again.

No deposit car hire restrictions by country

Popular LocationsCar Hire No Deposit Allowed?Low Deposit Options?Debit Cards Accepted?
UKYesYesYes
SpainYesYesYes
PortugalNoYesYes
FranceNoYesYes
ItalyNoYesYes
USANoYesYes
CanadaNoYesYes
IcelandYesYesYes

* Please be aware that within each country there will be a limited amount of locations that we are able to offer you car hire with no deposit from.

No deposit car hire alternatives, a low deposit

As we work with several different suppliers across the world we can often find you a deal to suit your requirements, we have several low deposit car hire offers starting from £200 in a significant amount of locations. The best way in which to find out where we offer this is to contact us directly.