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How long it takes to unblock the deposit?
There is a security deposit blocked on your credit card meanwhile the rental. It will be unblocked on the safe return of the car. In case of any damages caused during your car rental period, a certain amount can be discounted from your deposit. The amount of blocked security deposit may last up to 20 working days to appear back on your credit card. This process totally depends on the banks involved. If 20 days passed and you still not see the security deposit amount at your account we recommend contacting car rental agency direct.
How are rental prices calculated?
Please be advised as an online car rental broker our prices can changing constantly. Since we are working with different local companies, we can negotiate the prices better and do have most likely better rates than the local companies. However, our rental day is based on 24 hours. We do not rent cars per hour. If you wish to rent a car for a few hours only you have to pay a full rental day. For instance, if you decide to pick up the car at 10:00 am and drop it off the same day at 22:00 pm you will still be charged for 24 hours rental as we do not provide rates for half day.
How do I pay for my booking in Cairns?
The amount to be paid online can be different. Some of the rental car agencies require a full prepayment. Other agencies will ask you to prepay a certain amount of money before arrival and the rest needs to be paid on arrival at the local office. You will be asked to pay the deposit online and the amount will be indicated on our website. The outstanding balance will be covered on arrival when you come to pick up the car. When you choose your car you will be instructed on our website on how to pay for your rental. For the online payment, you can use any card, even with a different name.
Is it possible to pick up my car late at night?
Some of the companies work after opening hours in order to provide you with the best service. Processing with your booking you will be asked to choose your pick-up time at the website. As long as you can see the green button BOOK NOW it means you are able to pick up your car at the indicated time. Please, be advised that some of the rental car agencies may apply an extra charge for out f hour service. You will find it in the terms and conditions. In order to check opening hours of selected rental car agency, you can click on the car picture. You will see easily the opening hours for the most agencies.
Do I have to leave deposit for car rental company renting the car in Cairns?
On arrival by the local car rental company, you have to provide a credit card in your name. A security deposit will be blocked for the rental period. The deposit is usually the same amount as liability excess of Collision Damage Waiver. As soon as you return the car in the same condition as it was recollected the security deposit will be unblocked. In case that you cause some damage, you will be charged from your deposit. Please note that the amount of the deposit depends on the car category and the local rental car agency. The amount of deposit you will find in the terms and conditions of the particular car.
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I find that the Rental Car Group often has significantly lower rates than dealing directly with the car rental companies, particularly with overseas rentals.