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Rent a Car Without a Credit Card

por Annis Fortenberry (2019-10-09)

Gone are the days when you could only rent a car with the help of a credit card. These days there are several car rental companies that help you rent a car without plastic cash! As long as you have a clean and untainted credit/ bank history, you can definitely go in for the debit option. Listed below are 5 different ways in which you can rent a car without using your credit card:

whyyoushouldrentacarwithacashdeposit-190Options: It is important to get in touch with several car rental agencies to sort out which ones would allow you to rent a car without a credit card. Also, if you intend to use a debit card, make sure it is the kind that would easily be accepted. Some companies only accept cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo. However, prepaid or Retail Store cards with the same MasterCard and Visa logos are not acceptable. At times company policies may differ from one branch to the other, so make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully.

Verification: Display your debit card in the process of renting a car. You must be ready to go through a credit check and an ID confirmation procedure as well, since you have opted to rent a car without a credit card. Also, the company may freeze a certain amount on the card till the time the vehicle is returned. This is reasonable; since they are letting you drive away with their car, in which case they would hold onto some money for security reasons. There is a hold fee as well, for which you need to be prepared.

Proof: Make sure you show any necessary proof required, for example insurance coverage, address proof, telephone bills, and at times the company might even wish to see your travel itinerary. Do not present just one proof. It is always best to show at least 2 or 3.

Identity: Your debit card should reflect your name on it. A separate proof with your name would not be sufficient in this case, so it is important that your debit card should have your name printed on the front.

Patience: The verification process may be slightly longer. Doing a credit check is slightly longer if you do not wish to use a credit card, so you would have to bear the slight waiting process.
Credit cards have become the primary or in a lot of cases, the only mode of payments. However, car rental companies are slightly more flexible in this case. Some smaller companies also accept just plain old cash if you wish to rent a car. The important thing, however, is to plan your trip in advance so that you don't crack under the pressure of having to wait. It is therefore important to give yourself a little bit of spare time. Also, make sure you have some extra cash in your account, just in case there are a few hidden charges. You definitely do not want to experience any sudden, unpleasant shocks.

Carzonrent is India's no. 1 personal ground transportation service provider today offering a complete bouquet of end-to-end long and short term car rental solutions through its fleet of 6500 cars across the country. Rent a car service providers leverage on the fact that holiday travel is often very tiring and cumbersome, no matter how comfortable the car is.

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