Common questions

Can I use debit card for car rental?


Can I use debit card for car rental?

Yes, you can rent a car with a debit card if you are at least 25 years old and are prepared to have an authorized hold placed on your account for the duration of your reservation. Be aware that some locations don’t accept debit cards at the time of reservation but do accept them at the time of payment.

What rental car companies accept debit cards?

Car rental companies that accept debit card

  • Enterprise. Debit cards are accepted in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada (non-airport locations only).
  • Dollar. Dollar changed its debit card policy in 2019 to make it easier for customers to pay debit.
  • Alamo.
  • Avis.
  • Budget.
  • Sixt.
  • National.
  • Hertz.

Does Hertz accept Visa debit cards?

You must pay Hertz for all charges with a credit, Visa/Mastercard debit or charge card that is accepted at the pick up location (Card) or by cash. Hertz will only accept a cash deposit in certain circumstances (eg. insurance booking).

Does it cost more to rent a car with a debit card?

Unlike a credit card, a debit card only has as much money on it as you put in your bank account. If you cause serious damage to the rental car and the charge is declined, the rental car company will be on the hook for the difference.

Can you rent a car without insurance?

No, you don’t need to have insurance because rental cars are already insured. That said, some form of rental insurance is strongly advised because if you rent a car without insurance, you are responsible for any damages to the vehicle.

How much is Hertz car rental deposit?

How Much Does Hertz Hold as a Security Deposit? When you book with Hertz, your card will be charged a hold of up to $200 plus estimated rental charges. That sum is frozen until your credit card company returns it. Be sure to cushion your available balance and budget wisely for your trip expenses.

Do I need to buy liability insurance when renting a car?

In California, vehicle renters are required to hold some kind of third-party liability coverage in order to rent a car. This refers to insurance coverage that will pay for the medical costs or damages caused to people other than you, the driver, in an accident where you’re involved.

Does Thrifty Car Rental accept debit cards?

Only two of the 15 major rental car firms will rent to debit card holders with the same ease as renting to credit card holders. As of February 2019, Dollar and Thrifty now accept debit cards on nearly equal footing with credit cards.

How to rent a car with cash?

Do your research! Be prepared to hand over any sort of personal identification that the car dealership you’ve chosen asks of you. When you rent a car with cash, you’ll more than likely have to put down some form of security deposit before you get your hands on the car.

Does thrifty take debit cards?

Thrifty accepts it only if they have the Visa/MasterCard emblem/logo on them. However, debit cards are only accepted at selected Thrifty locations, so make sure to check and verify it with their counter staff. East Coast Car Rentals​ accepts debit cards or American Express.

What is the deposit amount for a rental car?

The deposit put down at the time of car rental is an amount (usually between $200 and $500) above the rental amount that is held until the car is returned according to the terms of the Rental Agreement.