When renting a car in the United States, payment can usually be done by credit card, though there are other options, such as paying in cash, pre-pay or with a debit card. For a hassle-free booking experience, VroomVroomVroom has compiled the types of payment generally accepted by our car rental partners in the USA. Learn more about the payment details and some important things to consider when paying for your rental car below.
While you do not need a credit card to make the booking, most suppliers require that you provide a major credit card when you pick up your car. Car rental companies generally want renters to provide their credit card so that a hold can be placed to cover additional charges that may be incurred during the rental period. The credit card should be under the same name as the primary renter.
Find out which credit cards are accepted by our car rental partners here.
Some suppliers may accept debit cards, but not necessarily in all locations. If a debit card is accepted, it should be in the same name as the renter. Debit cards must have a Visa or MasterCard logo. Pre-paid or store card styles are not accepted. Please note that payment by debit card may require a bond depending on the supplier and location. Check our Terms and Conditions or contact our Customer Care Team to know more.
Read more about paying with debit cards.
For security reasons, several car suppliers do not accept cash payments. However, some suppliers will allow cash as an acceptable form of payment at time of return at most locations, but you will still need a credit card during pick up. Note that this may vary across suppliers and locations so you may want to double check their cash payment policies as well.
Read more about the cash qualification requirements.
Currently, prepayment is not yet available on our website for car rental, however, you can still book a car at a really good rate and pay upon arrival.
Learn more about prepaying your rental car.