Why do fuel stations commonly place pre-authorization holds on cards, and what is the typical amount of the hold?

    Audience Drivers
    Applies To Motive Card

     

    Answer

    Fuel stations commonly place a pre-authorization hold on the card to ensure that there are enough funds available in the account to cover the cost of the fuel being purchased. The amount of the hold can vary depending on the gas station's policies, but $500 is a common pre-authorization amount at some stations.

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