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You should also check with your bank to see if there is a daily purchase limit on your debit card. If the amount you attempt to debit is greater than the bank's limit, your card may be frozen for a period of time.

With all of these caveats, some people may still want to use a debit card to pay for a rental car. If you must put your rental car charge on a debit card, there are the rules of the major car-rental companies, in the U.S., that you should be aware of:

Debit card rules for major car rental companies
  Accepts debit cards? Major credit card needed for pickup? Documents besides driver's license needed? Authorization hold during rentals? Other rules
Alamo
Avis
Budget
Dollar
Enterprise
Hertz
National
Thrifty
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