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Explaining the Avis Pre-Authorisation process

Credit Card Pre-Authorisation

Our standard pre-authorisation amount, which covers any additional costs resulting from your rental such as additional days or fuel, is calculated as follows:

(The vehicle rental price* + £300) MINUS (Any sum you have already paid when making a “Pay Now” booking)

* The vehicle rental price includes all optional extras you’ve requested, calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental

For the avoidance of any doubt, any “Pay at Location” amount owed by a customer in relation to a vehicle rental (including any optional extras) will be taken as part of the pre-authorisation at pick up, and then only charged to the customer at the end of their rental (using the card provided for the purposes of the pre-authorisation, unless agreed otherwise).

Any further questions?

Please speak to a member of our team when you collect your vehicle. You can also check our Booking and Rental Terms and Conditions for more information.

If you do have any queries relating to the release of your credit or funds - please contact your card issuer.