Augusta car hire

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Augusta car hire information

Pick-up locationAugusta
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Hire locations19
Airport locations12

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Augusta

  • While the downtown area of Augusta is walkable and there is access to public transportation, much of the attraction to the city comes from the draw of the Master’s Tournament and, more broadly, Augusta National Golf Course. Opting for an Augusta car rental will allow you to easily go between your hotel, the course, and restaurants, even providing access to outdoor recreation areas in the more rural regions of the city. During periods when events are hosted in Augusta, rentals may also be a cost-effective option compared to taxis and rideshares, as prices typically surge during these times.
  • There are several car rental companies at the Augusta Regional Airport (AGS), including Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget, National, Thrifty, and Payless. Travelers who have opted for a car rental in Augusta, and who are picking up their vehicles at the airport, will want to exit the terminal from baggage claim and head directly across the street to the Rental Car Ready / Return area, which sits between Lot D Short-Term Parking and Lot A Long-Term Parking.
  • The city of Augusta is easy to navigate and the roadways are simple to drive. Since there are several points of interest near the Olde Towne and downtown districts, such as the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson and the Augusta Museum of History, numerous pedestrians are wandering the space at any given time. Drivers are encouraged to keep an eye out for people crossing streets, even in places where there is no formal crosswalk.
  • The weather in Augusta is hot in the summer and temperate in the winter, making snow and ice a non-issue for drivers in the city. However, if you've opted for a car rental in Augusta during the summer—specifically sometime during June through August—you'll want to keep an eye on the weather as this is the rainy season. Ensure the windshield whippers are in working order and, if driving a convertible, check the forecast before putting the top down. While in Augusta for the week-long Master’s Tournament, you’ll want to plan your commute to the course carefully to avoid traffic before and after rounds. Otherwise, Augusta is considered one of the least traffic-laden cities in the state, practically unaffected by traditional rush hours.
  • Book your car hire in Augusta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Augusta are around -21% cheaper than other car types, on average

Augusta car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Augusta 
ElizabethJul 2023
I did not have any tips, just drive safely.
ChrisJun 2023
Book early. Limited availability at busy times.

FAQs about hiring a car in Augusta

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Augusta?

    A suitable vehicle for a visit to Augusta is a sedan or economy car, as smaller vehicles provide drivers with the agility to navigate urban streets and, in the summer months when the heat can be sweltering and tropical storms can arise, the interiors offer dry and air-conditioned refuge. In spring and fall, convertibles can be an enjoyable choice for renters.

  • What’s the speed limit in Augusta?

    Drivers can expect major highways, such as Interstate 520 (also known as Bobby Jones Expressway) to have a posted speed limit of 65mph. On other roads throughout the municipality, drivers can expect posted speed limits to be around 35mph. When in the downtown area, this drops to between 25mph and 30mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Augusta?

    Augusta has several parking places available to visitors. For a lot of options in downtown and Old Towne, drivers should head to Broad Street—also known as Route 1—where the parking lots are accessible and conveniently near areas of interest. Many lots will be pay-to-park options, which can cost around $1.50 per hour, but there are free parking spots in the city if you can snag one.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Augusta?

    The average price of fuel in Augusta is R71,59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 145, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Augusta?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Augusta.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Augusta?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Augusta?

    A Mini car hire in Augusta costs R2 053 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Augusta?

    An Economy car hire in Augusta costs R1 652 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Augusta?

    An Intermediate car hire in Augusta costs R1 113 per day, on average.

Augusta car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

7,9

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.8

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1501 Aviation Way

+1 706 771 9002

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The rental process was quick and easy. The only problem that I had, there was no instructions as to what I do on return. Usually there is someone to tell you what to do.( Leave your keys in the car or take them with you.)

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There wasn't anything wrong with the service I got from Thrifty. The poor rating was intended for Kayak. Through this service I was able to reserve a vehicle that wasn't available. I don't know anyone that has nothing better to do than waste precious time online and on the road in an effort to find creative new ways to waste more of their time. Thank you Kayak for making just a tiny part of my life a complete waste. After all, I'm gonna live forever, right...

7,6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Had truck reserved for 3pm, didn't get the truck till 8 pm.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Everything was great

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Not a damn thing

Cons:

Posting that there were limits to how far a customer could drive the vehicle rented rather than cause said customer to scramble on the day they were scheduled to leave. Pound sand Thrifty. Never again.

9,2 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff is always friendly and helpful

Cons:

I dont like how whenever you get a suppliers choice vehicle they give you the smallest vehicle possible. I understand its a gamble but as a renter you want to try out nice cars at a decent price. I feel like this is just a way to cut cost so I won't be using that option anymore. The price was amazing but my husband an I are not twigs and the Ford Fiesta was good on gas but the tank is small and the car barley fit us and our luggage.

1 out of 11

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,1

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.3

5 locations in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1202 Walton Way

+1 706 722 2407

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

1371 Broad St

+1 706 828 5757

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1634 Aviation Way

+1 706 772 4998

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

1884 Gordon Hwy

+1 706 733 5008

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3025 Washington Rd

+1 706 210 9262

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Their customer service the cleanest of the car my experience was excellent

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

You guys could have a better grasp of inventory. I was sent to 2 different places with reassurance that they cars only to be told they have nothing. I even spoke with customer service line who said the same thing. After giving me the run around, I was told very nonchalantly and rudely ’there is nothing we can do for you. Try again tomorrow. Goodbye.’ Very inconvenient and inconsistent. Very little care about peoples time or plans. Should change a lot of things.

8,4 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off despite the covid19 pandemic.

Cons:

The car wasn't the most comfortable and the visibility out the back window wasn't very good. Also knowing we were traveling through a state with electronic tolls, they could have been more informative about whether there is a service fee or not. I was told there wouldn't be but there was an additional $8 charge!

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing everything was great

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We had reserved a smaller truck but ended up with a full-size one for the same rate.

Cons:

Nothing! Would rent from them again. Friendly staff, convenient to my work...zero complaints!

8,8 Very Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off super easy and they returned a fairly valuable item I had left in the car via their Lost n Found department. That turned what could have been a sour ending to our trip into a very positive view of Enterprise.

Cons:

The car was not quite a clean as it could have been a pick up. However it may have been one of the busiest weeks of the year for them in Augusta with the Masters just getting over that day.

1 out of 5

Alamo

6,7

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.2

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1511 Aviation Way

+1 706 722 4998

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

After calling Alamo main reservation to make sure they had a car and everything went through. When I arrive no car. Lady at desk said they were all out. And they should have never told me they had a car for me. Poor customer service

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car wasn’t available for pickup. I did a reservation for a car and when I showed up for the rental, they told me they don’t do same day rentals.

Cons:

Notification about rental being unavailable.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was quick and friendly

Cons:

Yes lower some fees with the virus around and everything is closed how do any rental place expect us to pay high rates? Plus gas travel.

5,6 Fair

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The third party insurance that was sold to me online. Thought I was purching it from the car renta0 company who wedsite I was on. It did nothing if any accident would have accused it still would have gone through my insurance So it is very misleading

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Todo

Cons:

El precio

9,2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was very quick and easy getting my van and before hour key return.

Cons:

My van smelled of smoke, even after having it for a couple of days.

1 out of 12

Budget

6,1

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

5.8

2 locations in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1626 Aviation Way

+1 706 790 6902

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

3450 Wrightsboro D Ste B 118

+1 706 738 1211

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
They over charge me more then $40, I don’t know why.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Excellent service, received a nice, clean car

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Dwayne was at the front counter of the Budget desk at Augusta GA airport both for pick up and drop off. He was fantastic! So helpful and a very friendly personality.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They ripped me off by Making me pay $65 to refill my gas tank due to saying that there is no gas available in Georgia during the crisis. The very next day every single gas station was open and so that was not true. I only used one quarter of a tank of gas. I am going to never use project again

6,4 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

One staff member was helpful .

Cons:

Initial greeting and service was awful. Probably won’t use this branch again

8,4 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

For pickup, the staff was friendly but upset because of not having a break.

Cons:

Employees/ employers issue should not be communicated to customers

1 out of 13

Hertz

5,8

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1509 Aviation Way

+1 706 392 0280

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

3313 Washington Road

+1 706 945 0930

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

When you book and pay for a vehicle, it should be yours for the entire time. After 30 minutes after the scheduled pickup time my car was unavailable and I had to rent a higher priced vehicle plus a $200 deposit.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and courteous.

Cons:

It was a decent experience.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The customer service at pickup was terrible. Gentleman behind the counter barely spoke and when he did it was almost unintelligible. Individual would simply get up and walk off, with me having no idea what was going on. Check in took an extensive amount of time. I asked about entering my rewards number and received no response and no entering of said number. Guy walks outside, no idea where he’s going and stands beside a car (I assumed it was my rental). He takes a video walk around of the car, shoved me keys and handed me something to sign, then walked off

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Stanford, FL staff was very helpful and friendly!!

Cons:

Clarification on final bill. Are more charges pending or is the amount charged to my card the final bill?

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They were unprofessional and did not have the vehicle I rented.

Cons:

Having the vehicle I rented.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars available despite making a reservation multiple days in advance

1 out of 12

Payless

5,0

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.2

Value for money

5.2

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1630 Aviation Way

+1 706 496 3110

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Poor. Customer was horrible. I never picked up the car.

8,4 Very Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and ready.

Cons:

At pick up I did ask if we could add one hour to our end time and the agent said it would add another days charge. I thought that seemed odd as we picked up at 7am and planned to drop it off originally the next day at 3pm. Later I called and a different agent allowed the extension without additional charges. As a customer I find it frustrating when you get two different answers to the same question.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Due to thrifty car rental incompetence, I had to reserve an SUV last minute. They took good care of me.

4,4 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was ok and counter staff was great

Cons:

No washer fluid and tires didn't have adequate pressure. Had to stop for both and pay.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I appreciated the professionalism of the agent that waited on me and the courteous manner in which I was treated. He took the time to find the most comfortable car on the lot for me. The automobile, a 2017 Mazda 6, was a comfortable smooth riding vehicle with great fuel economy.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They got my request but they did not call me that they dont have it.. made my day disgusting.

Cons:

All about it

1 out of 7

Dollar

7,4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1501 Aviation Way

+1 706 771 9027

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Vehicle was great - pickup they tried to tell me they didn’t have a vehicle available and wanted to deny me since i was a same day pickup. I had reserved a vehicle nearly a month before Dropping off was amazing but i still haven’t got my emailed receipt 3 days later

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The cost was unbelievable and I didn’t have a choice but to pay bc I was headed out of town at that moment to my grandfathers funeral. So being blindsided wasn’t not good for a single mother. But I won’t rent here again.

7,6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was super easy.

Cons:

Waiting to confirm my online booking was longer than I would have liked.

5,6 Fair

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

everything except:

Cons:

Not washed at pick-up. Not cleaned out at picked up

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They said that they were not taking reservations that were made that day, and that if I had a complaint, that it was not their problem as they were locally owned and could do what they want.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car and service was good.

Cons:

I was not aware of the $200 deposit policy. It wasn't a problem but would like to have known ahead of my visit.

1 out of 7

Avis

3,3

Cleanliness

3.5

Comfort

3.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.5

Value for money

3.5

2 locations in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1626 Aviation Way

+1 706 798 1383

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

3450 Wrightsboro Rd Ste B 118

+1 706 737 5534

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They let me book with a debit card, then refused to rent the car to me with that same debit card. I didn’t bring my credit card with me on my trip. They wouldn’t let me do Apple Pay with the credit card. I couldn’t get the rental. I had to call someone with a credit card in hand to meet me there (my credit card was in Tampa while I was in Augusta.) then because I was using a different card than what I booked with, they said they couldn’t use my original reservation. I ended up paying TWICE as much for the rental than what I agreed upon. Would never recommend to anyone!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Had vehicle booked a couple days ahead of time for 0700 pickup. When I arrived to pick vehicle up they told me they had no vehicles available and that they wouldn’t have any until the afternoon. Completely ruined my trip

6,0 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars available for the time my reservation was for. They told me I had to wait an hour to receive a car. The service lady was pretty rude, too.

5,6 Fair

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick and easy.

Cons:

Augusta pick up location was understaffed, the one agent was doing her best to take care of customers. My vehicle was filthy inside with sticky stuff all around. The agent did take the time to try to wipe it down and had Sears agents clean off the exterior. 2 agents could make a world of difference

2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much.....

Cons:

Rep was either u trained, didnt care, or wasnt empowered to handle my problem... Phone line customer service was horrible! This does it for me and avis!

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid a premium to drop a vehicle off at a different location than I picked it up at ($122 for a one day rental). The vehicle was a crappy Kia Rio that had a super low and uncomfortable passenger seat (my husband is 6'5" and couldn't see over the dash...) Here's the kicker.. I ended up driving the EXACT same car back for the return part of my trip... dropping the car at the original pick up location. So, essentially, I paid a premium to drive a crappy car for Avis back to it's original location. The car also smelled like smoke.

1 out of 5

National

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

6.6

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1511 Aviation Way

+1 706 722 4998

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

Augusta Regional Airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

Augusta Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Augusta

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Locations in Augusta

1511 Aviation Way

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341 travellers who hired a car in Augusta gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Most popular car type

Mini

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