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    Now that you've booked a car hire, the next step is settling the payment. We at VroomVroomVroom want you to have a hassle-free booking experience that's why we have shared the following information so you won't have any problem upon payment of your rental car. Since we are a car rental comparison website, the payment is done upon pick up of the vehicle. The most popular payment method is via credit card. However, there are still some people who prefer paying in cash or debit card. Read below to find out the types of payment accepted by our car hire partners in Australia.

    Credit Card

    Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty accept major credit cards, but full rental charges must be available as pre-authority at the time of rental since 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 collection of the vehicle.

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

    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. Aside from those requirements, you have to meet the supplier's criteria to be qualified for debit card payment such as paying a bond upfront.

    Read more about car hire payment using debit cards here​.

    Cash

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

    For more information on cash payment, click here​.

    Important

    When paying your rental car . . .

    We highly recommend paying using your own credit card so you wouldn't have to worry about the other requirements asked for by the car rental company and avoid extra charges. However, not everyone owns a credit card so it is best to check which method of payment would work for you best by calling the supplier directly.

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