04-25-2013 01:22 PM
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.
04-25-2013 01:25 PM
Call the car rental place that you'd like to use and ask them.
Some of them DO take debit cards...
04-25-2013 01:26 PM
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.
04-25-2013 01:26 PM
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.
04-25-2013 01:27 PM
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...
04-25-2013 01:31 PM
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.
04-25-2013 01:39 PM
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.
04-25-2013 02:05 PM
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.
04-25-2013 02:06 PM
I did rent with a secured CC from different providers. As long as your limit is sufficient, all is good.