Can you go to jail for not paying rental car?
You cannot be charged with a crime, as failure to return a rental car is considered to be a civil matter..
How long can you keep a rental car before its reported stolen?
They usually wait 2 days after the return date before they report it stolen. Oftentimes the hold on your credit card expires after 48 to 72 hours.
What happens when a rental car company reports a car stolen?
Stolen. If repossession is unsuccessful, then the company reports the vehicle as stolen to the police. The police will arrest and charge you for auto theft.
What happens if you can’t pay for your rental car?
They will charge you an overdraft fee. Then the rental car company will charge you again, and again, and again. Each time the credit card company will charge an overdraft or over limit fee.