Yes, in the case of hourly and daily packages. This is how we can guarantee for You, that the next time you use our cars, they have been handled with due care and waiting for you clean and in great condition.
Pre-authorization doesn't apply to minute-based rentals, it only applies to hourly- and daily packages. The pre-authorized amount is always equal to the cost of the selected package and the Base Fee. During this process, the bank checks your selected payment method whether there are sufficient funds to cover the package fee. This is not a deposit, the amount will be put on hold by your bank, remain on your bank account during your rental, and won't be deducted before the end of your trip.
Here's how it works:
👉 If the pre-authorized amount is equal to the total cost of your rental, your invoice will be paid from the already pre-authorized amount at the end of your trip, there are no additional charges.
👉 If the pre-authorized amount is not equal to the total cost of your rental, because you needed some extra kilometers, time or you finished your rental in an Extended zone, the funds will be immediately released at the end of your trip and your bank will make it available on your account. The time it takes to be available again depends on your bank service provider. In this instance, the rental fee will be charged immediately after releasing the pre-authorized amount.
👉 If you want to use credits to cover the cost of your trip, pre-authorization still applies. In this case, the pre-authorized amount will be immediately released and the cost of the rental covered by the available credits.