Guarantee deposits

Car rental and deposit: what they are and how they work

When you rent a car, the rental company will need to hang on to a deposit, as they are granting you the use of a precious good and must be sure that this is protected.

The deposit is an amount of money taken as a safe guard and used as an assurance by the rental company, which uses it also to check the validity of the customer’s credit card.

The rental company undertakes to return the amount after it makes sure that the vehicle is in good conditions and the driver has fulfilled all their obligations. 

When the deposit will be refunded and what to do

If everything goes smoothly, the deposit will be unblocked after 4-5 working days. Sometimes, it can take up to 10 days if there’s a festivity going on or if the rental company is experiencing busy periods. If your deposit hasn’t been returned within that time, you can contact us via www.noleggiare.it/en/contacts/. Call your bank if we’ve returned the deposit but you still don’t see the amount on your account.

How much is a car rental deposit?

The amount of money depends on the type of the vehicle. That’s why fixed or standard costs cannot be applied to every vehicle.

The table below provides all the amounts for each type of vehicle:

Vehicle’s Category Description Standard Deposit Deposit with Silver / Gold protection Deposit with Platinum protection
A Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo
or similar
€ 600 € 300 € 100
B Fiat Panda, Mahindra KUV100
or similar
€ 600 € 300 € 100
C Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208
or similar
€ 600 € 300 € 100
D Ford Focus, Renault Captur
or similar
€ 800 € 400 € 100
E Fiat 500 Cabrio
or similar
€ 600 € 300 € 100
F Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic
or similar
€ 800 € 400 € 100
I BMW Serie 1, BMW Serie 2
or similar
€ 800 € 400 € 100
J Ford Kuga, Peugeot 3008
or similar
€ 800 € 400 € 100
L Mercedes Classe C SW, Ford Mondeo SW
or similar
€ 1.800 € 900 € 100
M Ford Tourneo, Citroen Spacetourer 9 Pax
or similar
€ 1.000 € 500 € 100
N Alfa Romeo Giulia
or similar
€ 1.800 € 900 € 100
O Cadillac XT4, Mercedes GLA
or similar
€ 1.800 € 900 € 100
P* Maserati Ghibli
or similar
€ 2.000 SILVER € 1.000
GOLD Not Avaible
Not Avaible
S Ford Focus SW, Peugeot 308 SW
or similar
€ 800 € 400 € 100
V Piaggio Vespa 125cc, 300cc
or similar
€ 250 Not Avaible Not Avaible
Z Furgoni € 1.000 € 500 Not Avaible

*For this vehicle category are required two financial credit cards to guarantee the rental, to be presented at the desk when collecting the vehicle.