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SeaTac car hires from $237

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in SeaTac with a pick-up date of 19/6 and drop-off date of 21/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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SeaTac car hire information

Pick-up locationSeaTac
Car typesIntermediate SUV, People mover, Standard SUV
Hire locations15
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis

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People mover$387/day
Intermediate SUV$237/day
Standard SUV$279/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in SeaTac

  • While SeaTac does have a decent array of public transport options available, it truly is a car city. With a car, visitors to the city can quickly go from petrol Works Park to Columbia City or anywhere else in the city quickly and easily, as most parts of the city are just a 10- to 20-minute drive from each other. The Pacific Northwest is famed for its natural beauty, and driving is certainly the best way to get to one of SeaTac’s neighboring national parks.
  • Looking to rent a car during your time in SeaTac? At SeaTac–Tacoma International Airport, the car hire facilities are located in a separate facility that is accessible via 24/7 shuttle buses found outside of baggage claim on both the north and south sides of the main terminal.
  • Like most of the larger cities in the U.S., SeaTac suffers from moderate to severe congestion during rush hour. SeaTac’s morning rush hour typically lasts from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon and evening from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. However, congestion is not distributed equally across the city -- roads like the Northbound I-5 and I-405 are among the most congested.
  • Due to congestion on SeaTac’s highways, many of the highways have instituted a number of traffic control methods including ramp meters. Ramp meters are stop lights on highway entrance ramps that allow only one car through at a time at spaced intervals, thus preventing over-capacity on the highway.
  • Book your rental car in SeaTac at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in SeaTac are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

SeaTac car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in SeaTac 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Allow yourself extra time and if flying-return your rental the night before your flight. Enjoy a stress-free stay!
Verified travelerOct 2023
Plan on 60-90 minutes from the time you leave baggage claim to get your rental car.
AndyJul 2023
Picking up the car took a lot longer than expected since it required taking a bus/shuttle to the rental car area. Once at the rental pickup area, Sixt was extremely fast to process my pickup.
JesseJul 2023
Make sure you double check the address before you even think about leaving the airport cause shuttles might not take you to your vehicle

FAQs about renting a car in SeaTac

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

    Fortunately for large families planning a trip to SeaTac, the roads in SeaTac can accommodate all sizes of vehicles. From SUVs to sedans, you will have no issue navigating the streets of SeaTac. Part of this is because of the relative youngness of the city; unlike many of the older cities in the US, SeaTac, for the most part, lacks the tiny one-way streets and alleys that are so typical of older cities.

  • What’s the speed limit in SeaTac?

    SeaTac’s urban areas feature the standard range of speed limits from 25 mph to 50 mph, depending on the road size. However, one detail to take note of is that many of the highways in SeaTac have lower speed limits than what you would see in other cities in the U.S. Many of the speed limits are adjusted actively, depending on the traffic conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in SeaTac?

    Parking in downtown SeaTac is quite easy compared to other large cities in the U.S. Drivers will find that there is ample streetside and garage parking available throughout the downtown area and in other popular districts in the city. Parking garages are especially a good option if you plan on visiting sites such as Pike Place Market.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in SeaTac?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($237/day) and Avis ($387/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 3150 South 160th Street 98188 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in SeaTac?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in SeaTac are Alamo (8.9, 196 reviews), Sixt (7.8, 215 reviews), and Budget (7.0, 149 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in SeaTac?

    The average price of fuel in SeaTac is $6.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $76 and $102, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in SeaTac?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in SeaTac.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport include Thrifty and Dollar.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty and Dollar.

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

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in SeaTac?

    A Special car hire in SeaTac costs $48 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in SeaTac?

    A Premium car hire in SeaTac costs $49 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in SeaTac costs $50 per day, on average.

SeaTac car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.9

Very Good

796 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.6

One location in SeaTac

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Locations in SeaTac

3150 S 160th St Ste 509

+1 833 329 8466

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
everything!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Good price and very smoothe operation

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Lisa K Schneider returned my lost keys to me. She was an angel.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The car rental process was quick and easy. The staff was very professional and nice.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
good - would rent again

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Vehicle required maintenance causing a trip disruption. Alamo was contacted and so far have failed to address the issues. Also vehicle was dirty upon pickup at SEATAC.

1 out of 118

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very Good

155 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.2

One location in SeaTac

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Locations in SeaTac

3150 S 160th St Ste 508

+1 833 329 8464

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Great

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Mechanical condition of vehicles was big problem. Went through 3 cars in a week. One (the 1st) had brake trouble, another (the 2nd) actually broke down on the freeway 20 min. after pick-up. Also, all offices closing at 6 PM is a big problem if you need to replace a broken car after that hour.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We always trust Enterprise with our travel needs!

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Price was different than wuoted

6.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was easy and the car was alright. Just not the car we asked for.

Cons:

Given the car we asked for. The ford explorer we were going to get wouldnt start so they swapped it out for a cx9 and we just werent impressed after paying the upgrade fee

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy drop off place. Then got a quick ride to the terminal.

Cons:

It was hard to find the drop off site by GPS so we had to rely on signs alone. Upon exiting, the road split and it didn't tell us which one to take so we had to ask for directions. Other than that, it was fine.

1 out of 19

Sixt

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.8

One location in SeaTac

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3150 South 160th Street

+1 888 749 8227

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
The car I rented was not fully cleaned inside or out, there was nowhere to make damages on the vehicle prior to rental. The gas tank was only filled to 3/4 when I received it.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I'm sorry I didn't go to deliver the car and I didn't travel to Seattle. I have Covid-19. I tried a lot to call the car rental company but no one answers the call.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I was charged with the lost damage coverage which I had declined and I have had no response from the rep or manager on resolving the issue. Will not be doing business with this company in the future.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2022

KAYAK
I asked for a Toyota Camry or equivalent. They had one, but the agent asked if I wanted to be bumped up to a BMW 3. Between him wearing a mask, having a glass wall between us, him speaking rather quietly and me being 75, I thought he said "free upgrade". Turns out it cost me $150 for three days. Nice car but I didn't need the upgrade and would have declined had he communicated more clearly. Other than that, not a bad experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The agent who checked us in at the Seatac rental facility was wonderful. She made the whole experience top notch.

4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The only downside to my experience was being quoted the cost, paying it upfront and then having it double after the rental. Still try to navigate Sixt’s support which has so far been akin to climbing Mt. Everest.

1 out of 126

Silvercar

9.0

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in SeaTac

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16826 International Blvd

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service. They were very friendly and accommodating.

Cons:

The price listed was not their actual price. Had to call in and get the prices changed. In this regard they were extremely helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Wonderful service from the time you arrive to picking up the car and return. Will definitely use them again and again.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the simplicity and no lines - use App

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car. Great service. Great price. Win all around.

1 out of 2

National

8.2

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.7

One location in SeaTac

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3150 S 160th St Ste 507

+1 833 329 8465

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Wish it was a little more affordable to rent an SUV.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good selection of cars. Easy pickup.

Cons:

Several vehicles I chose - but didn't drive away - wreaked of cigarettes! Are you guys charging/fining people afterwards when they blantantly disregard the agreement terms that say NO SMOKING - because National is clearly NOT doing anything to actually clean the horrible smell from the vehicles. This is a big problem I always have with National and in general the rental industry effectively encourages people to smoke in their vehicles as the do nothing to enforce - or recitify the problem after the fact.

1.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Only one employee to take care of a extremely long line of tired customers to pick up rental. Rented a premium elite SUV. Told a first counter we were getting a BMW. Went upstairs to pick up said it wasn’t ready yet. Employee said it would be 15 minutes, then later they brought a dirty VW Atalas said it would be a while if we didn’t take it. Had a used water bottle left in it. The reservation had Been made months ahead. The drop off employee was nice and drop off went better, but we will never rent from National or any business associated with them again. I feel like the pick up part of the business is very poorly ran. Having pretty young girls there in heels trying to get you to take the SUV that is not in the class you paid for doesn’t make it worth it. You are still getting cheated and it is poor business tactics. NEVER RENT FROM NATIONAL AGAIN😫

1 out of 1

NextCar

5.6

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.8

One location in SeaTac

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3000 South 176th Street

+1 206 922 3713

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful.

Cons:

Everything was as expected.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Alex, at Sea-Tac airport, could not have done better. He was friendly on the phone helping me with my reservation, ready for me when I arrived and efficient when I turned the car in. I will use NextCar again.

1 out of 1

Economy Rent a Car

3.2

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

3.0

One location in SeaTac

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20848 International Blvd

+1 800 940 5495

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Don’t call me 3 hours before pick up to tell me you can’t honor the rental. Also hold Economy accountable for having a valid contact phone number. Phone number on confirm is for Zeeba and the other is for an agency in Florida. I live in Kent WA.

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I really enjoyed the spaciousness of this Ford Transit 13 passenger van

Cons:

The pickup address was incorrect. The van had a transmission issue and it was a very loud ride in this vehicle. I had no drop off instructions.

1 out of 1

Budget

One location in SeaTac

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3150 South 160th Street

+1 206 444 7510

Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
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8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I found my rental reservation cxld. Not sure how that happened. Agent was helpful in getting me a car well van. She wasn’t friendly, just all business and seemed in a hurry to move me on. I explained about dropping the van off in Evertt WA. No instructions given. I get to Everytt following the Google maps and arrive at airport. Airport attendant out front told me put the van in the parking lot and drop the keys in the dropbox inside the brown building. as I was going in the building, another airport employee said to do the same thing so I did. then another employee came along and I asked where the car rental was and he said off of the airport and there’s the phone number. the number that I had so I called and spoke with a budget representative and explain the situation and was told to leave the parking slip in the window of the van. it would’ve been nice to have had some instructions regarding drop off. I wish I had asked the agent at SeaTac but because of her unfriendly attitude I figured I better just go on my way. Other than that the van was great.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Stayed open until 11:00 pm. We reserved a mid-sized car but then were told we had to rent a luxury car for more money. Staff was friendly & efficient but I’m not sure they were truthful.

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was good overall from the moment I picked up the car and the moment I returned it. The only thing that really didn’t work well for me was the amount of fees added to my rental which almost doubled the amount. So much taxes and fees which making me change my mind on renting from the airport and probably pick it up elsewhere.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Overcharged for rental at drop off. Was told extra charge would be removed yesterday, still has not been removed.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
TERRIBLE! After landing waited 2 1/2 hours in line to be waited on. Tried to give me a car when rented SUV, finally got it-was dirty inside. Talked in to getting prepaid tolls, never was on a toll road. Told agent where was going and he said should do the toll thing-huge mistake. By time everything was done I was in the rental car place over 3 hours!! Will never rent from budget again!!!!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had to wait in line for 1.5 hours to pick up my car. They ran out of the car I reserved so I had to accept a larger vehicle and spend more on gas.

1 out of 45

Avis

7.3

One location in SeaTac

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3150 South 160th Street

+1 206 433 5231

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Bad the car was dirty service charging system warning kept coming on the entire time could no adjust outside mirrors from inside the car driver side window only worked once in awhile

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Things went very well. Will definitely be using Avis again in the future.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
I could not pick up the car due to silly rules around technology as I lost my card and the machine wouldn’t accept apple pay

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Fine

Cons:

The wait at the counter to actually get a car was over 45 minutes. There were far too few agents working.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything on the app went well

Cons:

I had no windshield washer fluid in the car, window had tire shine on it so no matter how much I cleaned it during my travel from Seattle to Spokane I literally couldn’t see and the pass was horrible with snow so that didn’t make my trip any easier I don’t usually comment or leave a negative review ever! Like ever but thought I should say something about it. Sorry if I offended anyone but I use cars pretty often

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

One way drop off was easy and Walla Walla staff was great.

Cons:

Long line. Condescending, snippy desk agent couldn’t be bothered. We reserved a car we knew we’d fit and she insisted we wouldn’t and aggressively unsold a different category. Turns out it was the same size with an even smaller trunk. For more $$ of course.

1 out of 17

Hertz

5.5

One location in SeaTac

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3201 S. 176th Street

+1 206 433 5275

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved the 2017 Ford Focus I got. I was great to drive.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When I finally got my rental car, it was very nice, new, and clean. The girl at the Hertz desk at the Marriott was very personable, and even walked out to the car with me to show me some of its features. I would definitely rent from the Marriott airport Hertz location again.

Cons:

When booking my rental car, I chose the "airport" location in Seattle. Upon arrival I took the shuttle to the huge car rental location, waited in line over 1/2 hour, only to find that I needed to go to the Hertz desk at the Marriott airport hotel. So, I had to lug all my luggage around the rental car building, find the shuttle back to the airport, then find a different shuttle for the Marriott, get there and get my rental car. I was very frustrated as it took over 90 minutes to do this. If there are 2 "Airport" locations for Hertz, they should specify which one!! Next time I travel to Seattle I will know, and will actually specifically seek out the Marriott location. Not only was it less expensive there, there was no wait, and the customer service folks were all very helpful. Hertz just needs to indicate which location you are renting from.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick-up, easy to drop-off. Close to the airport but without the taxes. Service man was pleasant and office was nice in Marrott hotel. No up charges.

Cons:

A little more than we'd have liked to pay, but who doesn't like to pay less?!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up and drop off were easy at my location. Only charged exactly as quoted. Nice, clean car that handled well.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of rental, got lucky with a brand new car, nice features, easy system for pickup and dropoff.

Cons:

Had to walk a bit from the airport to the mariott location as I didnt realize it was an off airport location. However it still turned out better than expected in spite of this.

1 out of 2

Rent-A-Wreck

2.0

Poor

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3000 South 176th Street

+1 206 922 3713

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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AutoEurope

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One location in SeaTac

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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Priceline

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One location in SeaTac

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Seattle Airport

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in SeaTac

Locations in SeaTac

3150 S 160Th St Ste 509, Suite 509, Seatac, , USA Washington

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 01:00
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

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One location in SeaTac

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19102 Des Moines Memorial Drive

+1 800 940 9332

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1983 travellers who rented a car in SeaTac gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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