Cash Rental Qualifications to
Rent a Car without a Credit Card

In researching cash rental qualifications for various companies, I found that it is possible to rent a car with cash with a few rental providers. 

While none of the companies I researched will allow you to use prepaid credit cards for deposit, there are some cash rental qualification options with several car rental companies. 

Here's the information that I've found:

Note: The following information is found on various car rental websites under car rental policies, as of 2014. I make every attempt to maintain up-to-date info, but always check with an individual company to verify any policy. See: Disclaimer


There may be exceptions on whether or not you can rent a car without a credit card based on location; renters should always contact their local branch to check location specific policy for cash car rentals.

Alamo

Cash Rental Qualifications for

Alamo.com

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Cash car rentals may be possible for the rental of economy through full-size cars. Key points regarding cash rentals:


The following requirements apply to rent a car with cash:

  • Phone Bill or Utility bill in the renter's name (not a cellular phone bill) that can be verified through directory assistance, or a recent monthly statement that does not show past due status.
  • The address on bill must match renter's address.
  • A return ticket from an airline, cruise ship or train
  • Verifiable phone number in the name of the renter
  • Ability to make a cash deposit in addition to the cost of the rental
  • Additional Drivers are not allowed on cash rentals

    Cash deposits are not accepted for Luxury car rentals

    Note: Domestic and International Tour customers are exempt from some cash car rental restrictions due to the pre-paid nature of their travel packages. Contact your tour arranger for more information.

    A deposit in the amount of the calculated rental charges plus an additional amount (up to an additional $500) is required by Alamo in order to be able to rent a car with cash.

    Renters may use cash as form of final payment upon return of the vehicle.

    For rentals in Canada, only customers on a pre-paid tour or renting on corporate accounts that have negotiated the option to use cash are to do a cash car rental. The following are required: verifiable proof of employment, verifiable home/cell phone and/or utilities in renter's name, verifiable return transportation ticket. A deposit of $50 per rental day may apply.

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    Avis

    According to

    Avis.com

    (opens in a new window) for Cash Rental Qualification you can contact Avis Customer Service at 800-323-7598


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    Budget

    According to

    Budget.com

     (opens in a new window) for Cash Rental Qualification you can contact Budget Customer Service at 800-824-6287


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    Dollar

    Dollar.com

     (opens in a new window) offers no info on the possibility of cash rentals.


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    Enterprise

    Cash rental qualifications are specific to the Enterprise location that you rent from. Contact your location ahead of time to determine what is needed when renting a car with cash or a debit card. You can find location specific info on 

    Enterprise.com

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    The branches may require:

  • Two current utility bills
  • Most recent paycheck stub
  • Driver's license issued from the rental state
  • A minimum deposit plus the entire cost of the rental which will be debited from the account at the time of pickup. (Deposit amount varies by location from $100 to $300). Please contact the rental branch directly to find out the exact amount of deposit that would be required.
  • Proof of insurance
  • Personal references
  • Requirements for cash car rentals MUST be verified directly with the branch you wish to rent a vehicle from. It is strongly recommended that you check with the branch before attempting to pick up a vehicle.


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    EZ Rent a Car

    According to

    E-Z Rent A Car.com

    No Cash Rentals are accepted.


    Fox

    Cash Rental Qualifications

    According to 

    Fox Rent a Car.com

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    You can rent a car using cash, when renting an economy, compact and midsize car only at participating locations. Cash rentals are not permitted with Fox in Oakland, CA or Phoenix, AZ.

    Renters must be able to show a copy of both their incoming and return portions of a round-trip airline ticket. Ticket must be in the same name as the drivers license.

    A cash deposit of the total estimated rental charges plus $250 is required.


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    Hertz

    According to 

    Hertz.com (opens in a new window):

    Cash Rentals are accepted with a Cash Deposit ID Card. Applications for a Cash Deposit ID Card are available from your local Hertz Office only. All applicants must be 18 years or older and the application process takes approximately 30 days. Make sure that you leave enough time before your rental to complete the application process.

    There is a $15 USD nonrefundable processing fee. If accepted for a cash rental you will be issued a Hertz Cash deposit ID card that may be used at the time of pick up.

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    National

    Cash Rental Qualifications

    Cash rentals are available only for economy through full-size cars. Renter must meet Cash Rental Requirements in order to rent a car with cash.

  • A deposit in the amount of the calculated rental charges plus up to an additional $300 is required.
  • For cash car rentals originating in Canada, only customers on a pre-paid tour or renting on corporate accounts that have negotiated the option to use cash may qualify for a rental.

    Renters wishing to rent with cash must be able to show : verifiable proof of employment, verifiable home phone (not cell phone) and/or utilities in renter's name, verifiable return transportation ticket. 

     

    Payless

    According to

    PaylessCar.com

    (opens in a new window) rentals with cash are not permitted.


    Silvercar 

    According to

    Silvercar.com

    No Cash Rentals are accepted.


    Thrifty

    Thrifty.com

     (opens in a new window) offers no info on cash rental qualifications.


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