Renting a Car with a Debit Card
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Dollar Payment Policies: How to Rent without a Credit Card

Looking to rent a car without a credit card? Dollar makes it easy by providing a variety of payment options so that you can pay for your rental using whatever payment method works best for you and your family. To learn more about renting a car with a credit card, renting a car with a debit card, and cash car rentals, browse the detailed sections below.

Car Rental with a Debit Card

At U.S. corporate Dollar locations, you can rent a car with a debit card.

Debit cards issued under a VISA, MasterCard or Discover logo which draw funds directly from a cardholder’s linked bank account may be used at the outset of a rental if the reservation for the rental was made 24 hours prior to vehicle pick-up.

If the reservation was not made 24 hours prior to vehicle pick-up OR you are renting a luxury, premium or convertible car class, a debit card may still be used where the following two (2) requirements are met:

    • Show a valid driver’s license and one other form of identification.
    • Show proof of a return travel ticket to coincide with the rental (airline or cruise).

Car Rental with a Credit Card


To rent a car with Dollar by using a credit card, it’s easy too: provide a credit card at the time of rental. Although you pay for your rental car at the time you return your vehicle, a hold will be placed on your credit card at the time of rental. For more information, see Dollar’s Policies Page.

Here are the credit cards currently accepted as payment for Dollar:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Visa
  • China Union Pay

Debit Card FAQs

Are debit cards accepted as payment for car rentals for Dollar Express Rewards members?

Yes, debit cards are accepted for Dollar Express Rewards members using a debit card in their profile or as an Insurance Replacement rental. See Debit Card Policy page for more information.

Does Dollar perform a credit card check for rentals paid for with a debit card?

No, Dollar will not perform a credit check. However, the acceptance of such debit card is contingent on meeting the requirements noted above and upon the debit card having available funds to cover the estimated charges plus an authorization of USD 200.00. These funds will not be available for your use.

What are the two (2) proper forms of identification required for renting a Dollar vehicle with a debit card if your reservation was NOT booked 24 hours in advance?

Two proper forms of identification include:

  1. A valid United States or Foreign Country issued Driver's License.
  2. And one of the following:
    • An alternative valid credit or debit card embossed with the same name as the driver’s license. The card is for identification purposes only.
    • A Government issued ID, in the same name as the driver’s license and credit card.
    • Passport: United States or Foreign Country Issued.
    • Military Identification Card: United States or Foreign Country Issued.
    • Non-Government Form of ID, examples that may be accepted include, store membership card with photo (Costco, Sam's, etc.), a company ID badge with photo. Only acceptable if the photo and name matches the driver's license and debit card. Current month Utility statement in the renter's name and the same address on the driver's license (e.g., gas, electric, cable bill).

For more information regarding Dollar’s debit card policies, click here

Car Rental with Cash

If you prefer to pay for your Dollar car rental in cash – you can.

Cash rentals – which do require an up-front deposit – are accepted from Dollar car rental customers who have obtained a Cash Deposit Identification (ID) Card. Applications for a Cash Deposit ID Card are available here. Applicants must be 20 years of age or older (18 years of age in Michigan and New York). This application process can take approximately thirty (30) days except as otherwise required by law. Please note that there is a United States $15 non-refundable processing fee which offsets the cost to have a modified credit check performed on the applicant.

For more information, check out our Policies FAQs and/or General Policies.

Have any additional questions about Dollar’s payment policies? Contact your local Dollar car rental for more information. You can search locations here.

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