Credit Card Bonds: If you provide a credit card bond Redspot Car Rentals will authorise it at the start of rental for an amount of $200.00. A credit card authorisation holds or secures an amount on your credit card, allowing Redspot Car Rentals access to the funds in the event additional amounts need to be charged, such as damage liability, rental extension or fuel charges.
A credit card authorisation is not a charge but it will limit the funds available on your credit card. Please note that Redspot Car Rentals is un-able to cancel a pre-authorisation once it has been processed. The pre-authorisation is automatically cancelled by the customer’s credit card provider between 14 – 28 days if the pre-authorisation is not used by Redspot Car Rentals. Please note that the credit card used has to be in the same name as the main driver picking up the rental car.
Note: MC/Visa Debit cards are considered a credit card, and the same rules apply as above.
Local Renters: A $1000 credit card authorisation will apply to local renters* with the following conditions:
1. Is renting from Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Darwin or Perth Airports but not flying in, i.e. does not have a boarding pass
2. Lives locally; within the greater metropolitan area of the city in which the airport is located
3. Is a first time renter with Redspot, Enterprise, National or Alamo
4. Is not a Corporate Renter
Emerald Club Members: As part of your privileges and inclusions of being a Emerald Club member, we do not require for you to put down a security bond.
If you have any further questions please contact our call centre on +61 2 8303 2222 or email [email protected]