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Security deposit on rental car

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Security deposit on rental car

When we reserved our rental cars, we were told that $2,000-$10,000 per vehicle would be charged to our credit cards for security deposits. Is this typical?

Long Island, NY
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1. Re: Security deposit on rental car

They held $2000 on ours.

Tacoma, Wa
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They attempted to charge 1,000 on ours and we refused and we walked across the street and went to advantage rent a car and they only charged the rental for the week as long as we took the full insurance, this was for a jetta for 11 days total cost 424.64. We got a rock chip in the windshield which was totally covered instead of a upfront payment of $150.

Walnut Creek, CA
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3. Re: Security deposit on rental car

Is it advised to reserve a car online at SJD? I see very few SUV's available...we're a family of 5 and a Jetta or likewise is a little small as we have 2 teens. I have been searching all over and would appreciate some advice on how not to get ripped off. Thanks!

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