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Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Hi,

 

As asked in the title, is this possible? I have debit card with money in it but i have heard that car rentals dont take that and I need a card. Will a secured card with 650 availablility work with enterprise or someone similar? I need to visit a city in another state and wanted to know if this was possible.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Call the car rental place that you'd like to use and ask them.

 

Some of them DO take debit cards...



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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

It should be fine.  I wouldn't mention it being a secured card, there's no way for them to know it is.  Generally enterprise authorizes $300 on a card up front.  

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

As long as it's a true secured card and not a prepaid card you will be fine.  Most companies will only hold the estimated total if you are using a credit card.  Specifically, I've rented through Hertz and Budget using cards with less availability than that. 

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Further, I've used a debit card with Budget, but they will hold $500 or the rental rate, whichever is greater.  This can vary by location...

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Thanks for the reply guys. The reason I asked was I was looking through online deals and they have clearly mentioned that it has to be a credit card.  I dont have an option to talk to anyone at the enterprise. It said, book now, and show ur credit card and details at pick up. If they placed a hold of greater than 650, I would be in trouble. I did not want any surprises as such when I did land. I dont know, I guess I will wait and see and if it works I will update this post for others.

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Are you over 25?  That is the only other snag I could see....Some agencies won't rent under 25 at all and others have large surchages for drivers under 25.

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

I am over 25. I also have my own comp + collision insurance. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

Actually Enterprise in my local area will rent with a debit card. They just require a proof of residence (such as a utility bill) and two references. I'm not sure what the hold amount is. I know that they only held $300.00 on my CC for a week long rental that was to be about $250.00 with no extra fees.

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Re: Secured Card with 650 Available credit. Can I rent a small car for 2 days with this card?

I did rent with a secured CC from different providers. As long as your limit is sufficient, all is good.

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