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.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Avis, Budget, East Coast Car Rentals, 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 .
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. 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.
Can I pay with 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.
Can I pay for the car hire for another individual? But 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 supplier of the vehicle and the pickup location. Usually, franchises do not accept another person paying. Corporate locations may permit another person paying although that person must have a current and valid photo ID at the time of pickup/payment. We usually, if asked, have to call the location and/or supplier to inquire.
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