Own contribution is the amount to which the lessee is responsible for any damage to the car. Blocking a certain amount on the driver’s credit card is a standard procedure used by all car rentals.
The amount of own contribution depends primarily on the vehicle class. It is determined in advance, you will learn it already at the car reservation stage. Money is blocked on the card upon collecting the vehicle. It may take up to 7 business days till the blocked deposit is returned.
You can also purchase Full Security to minimise the costs associated with possible repairs of the rented vehicle.