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Payment methods

Payment methods

Now that you’ve booked a car hire, the next step is settling your payment. At VroomVroomVroom we want you to have a hassle-free booking experience and so that’s why we have shared the following information so you won’t have any problems with the payment for your rental car. Since we are a car rental comparison website, the payment is done upon pick up of the vehicle, and the most popular means of payment is via credit card. However, there are some who prefer paying in cash or debit card, so read below to find out what types of payment are accepted by our car hire partners in Australia.

Can I pay with a credit card?

Avis, Budget, East Coast Car Rentals, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty accept major credit cards, but you must have enough credit on your card to cover your full rental charges at the time of rental as a hold will be placed on your card for this amount. It is highly advisable to use a credit card under the renter’s name, however some companies also accept credit cards from another person as long as he or she is present during the collection of the vehicle.

Find out which credit cards are accepted by our car hire partners here .

Can I rent with a debit card?

Most major car rental companies in Australia, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz, accept debit cards at most locations. The card should not be prepaid and should have a Visa or Mastercard logo on it. Aside from those requirements, you will need to meet the car rental provider’s criteria to be qualified for debit card payment. This may include the paying of a bond upfront.

Read more about car hire payment using debit cards here.

Can I pay with cash?

There are only a few car hire companies in Australia that accept cash payment, but you will need to pass their very strict cash qualification rules. Make sure to coordinate directly with the car rental provider if you are planning on paying in cash, since for security purposes we require payment by credit or debit card when booking through us.

For more information on cash payment, click here.

Can I pay for the car hire for another individual if I won’t be available at the time of pick up?

No. The renter must be present to sign the Rental Agreement and provide his/her credit card when collecting the car. If you wish to pay for the hire car, but intend on someone else driving it, you can rent the vehicle in your name and add them as an additional driver. However, the individual must meet all age and licence requirements. They will also need to present their licence at the car rental counter with the primary renter.

More information can be found here.

Can a person other than the nominated driver pay for the rental car in Australia?

It depends on the provider of the vehicle and the pickup location. Usually, franchises do not accept another person paying for a hired vehicle. Corporate locations may permit another person paying, although that person must have a current and valid photo ID at the time of pickup and payment. If asked, we usually have to call the location and/or car rental provider to inquire over situations like this.

Need more help? Contact our Customer Care Team.


When paying your rental car . . .

We highly recommend paying using your own credit card so you don’t have to worry about any other requirements asked for by the car rental company and to avoid extra charges. As not everyone owns a credit card, if you would prefer not to use a credit card, it is best to call the car rental provider directly.