Ok so we are basically set for our trip. Myself and my gf are coming over from UK to USA for 3 weeks however I have some car hire questions that maybe someone can answer:
For reference I have booked a mid size (focus or similar) for 3 weeks in June from Budget. I have paid using my credit card in full online and I have my voucher, I will be giving them my credit card for the purposes of security deposit etc however I do have some questions:
1. Budget.com terms suggest that the deposit will be the cost of the hire or $200 whichever is greater, my booking was $550. Is $550 security deposit about right for this kind of car / length of rental (21 days)
2. On Budget.com it also suggests that a credit check may also be carried out, Is this for people who just show up or is this also for people who have paid in full prior to turning up. As mentioned I will be using a Visa credit card not a debit card to secure the damage excess charge. The main reason I ask is my credit score is not perfect due to being reckless a few years ago. My current score is about 610 I think.