Renting a car without a credit card is possible, and many rental companies accept prepaid cards, cash, and even money orders. However, each rental company has its own rules and regulations regarding payment options, which can vary by location. Enterprise and Hertz both allow customers to use prepaid cards to pay for their rental vehicles. Some Enterprise locations accept cash payments and money orders only for final payment, while others allow you to secure the rental in this way.
Hertz only accepts prepaid cards for final payment, but customers must still provide a credit or debit card upon check-in to guarantee the rental. It's important to note that this may not work abroad, as the acceptance of prepaid cards is limited. National offers several flexible payment options for customers, including credit and debit cards and prepayments. Some car rental companies allow you to pay in cash, but you'll need a debit or credit card to make the reservation. Offices in Canada will only accept U.
S. and international debit cards at the time of rental with a ticketed roundtrip itinerary; Canadian debit cards are NOT accepted at airport offices. National only accepts debit cards for airport rentals and only if you can provide proof of return travel. NextCar and Rent-A-Wreck also accept prepaid debit and credit cards for rent payments, and they also accept these types of cards for initial reserve deposits. Most major car rental companies allow you to book and pay for your rental vehicle without a credit card.
Passengers who disembark will be asked to provide a credit or debit card with funds to cover the cost of the rental. Avis reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to request an additional value based on certain factors, as it deems appropriate. These funds will not be available for use. When the rental of the vehicle ends, the funds held will be canceled and released, but keep in mind that it may take a while for banks to deposit them into the account. If you don't return the vehicle as agreed, Avis will obtain additional authorizations from your account to cover rental costs. These charges may include (but are not limited to) cleaning fees and fees for extending the rental period.
Avis is not responsible for returned checks or overdrafts under this policy. This policy applies to both U. and Canada renters; positive identification may be required in addition to your driver's license. At offices in Canada, renters must present a credit card at the time of rental for all Avis Select series vehicles and for certain other premium vehicles. Debit cards are not accepted for renting premium vehicles.
Some Avis locations do not accept debit cards when renting any vehicle, including locations in the New York metropolitan area of the three states, Hartford, CT, the Philadelphia, Mississippi or Louisiana area, and other locations across the country. For more information on the specific payment methods you can use with each rental company, as well as a breakdown of their policies and potential difficulties you may encounter, it's best to contact each company directly.