Car Hire With No Deposit

car hire no deposit

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.

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. 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 with one of our great solution deals.

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.

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What a great find! after sweating over different options all wanting a slice bigger than i have available in ready cash sometimes for deposits and extras it was a breath of fresh air to phone up a UK number and speak to a lovely lady called Cherie at Indigo car hire who helped me navigate through quite a hostile market, i now have piece of mind and can relax and enjoy my time in Spain, so do not hesitate! call Indigo car hire, nuff said……

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Popular no deposit 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 arrange this in many more locations, in order to get this deal with no deposit 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

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.

Low deposit alternative

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 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.

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Indigo Car Hire
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by Gideon on Indigo Car Hire
Fantastic customer service

Went through the whole booking process with Jake Kitchingman and Matt who showed great patience and professionalism in handling the booking process. Swift reply to email. Highly recommend to rent a car through indigo car hire.

by Mariusz Kowalewski on Indigo Car Hire
First-class quality of service

Very kind and helpful staff. They managed to find a rental car company for me very quickly. No deposit was required and there were no hidden fees.

by Allison on Indigo Car Hire
Top notch

I wanted unlimited mileage, no deposit to pay on pick up, ability to pre pay in full on line with a debit card, ability to book using my debit card but to name my husband as the driver.

Tried all of the big companies at Heathrow and not one could offer me this.

Pure luck I found Indigo and from the moment I contacted them I felt like I was talking to a real person. Their customer service is by far exceeds all expectations. They keep you in the loop and within minutes you have answers to your queries in e mails. They found me all my requests which we had up till then found impossible, but they did the impossible and for that I have to say they deserve way more stars than the 5, I can give them here today. For me it's a 10/10 for everything. Thank you Matt, Jacob and Cherie. You are the TOPS! 🙂