Fuel deposit in car rental

In car rental, a fuel deposit is a deposit sum that is blocked on the renter’s credit card by certain suppliers. This is done to cover expenses that may occur if the renter fails to comply with the agreed fuel policy. For example, if the renter does not return the vehicle with a full tank although the agreed fuel policy is Full to Full. Refuelling fees, if any apply, are deducted from the fuel deposit.

Example sentence(s):
  • If you purchase the prepaid fuel option, you do not have to leave a fuel deposit.
  • If you do not return the vehicle with a full tank, the supplier will not refund your fuel deposit.