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How to Rent a Cheap Rental Car with a Debit Card

Cheapest car rentals over the Kemwel booking enginePerhaps one of the most common misconceptions throughout the global car rental industry is that travelers can only use credit cards to pay for their vehicles. For those without access any credit lines, this may have hindered them from ever even considering rental cars as a tangible travel option. Well, we at Kemwel are happy to clear the air by saying that yes, it is very possible to lease a vehicle without owning a credit card. What it ultimately boils down to, though, is that it depends on which one of our recognized car rental suppliers accept debit card payments. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of our partners permitting the primary driver to pay for the rental with debit. Continue reading to learn more!

Which Car Rental Suppliers Accept Debit Card Payments?

What Kemwel and our partners have in common is a commitment to customer satisfaction and convenience. While we ensure the guaranteed lowest rates over our dynamic booking engine located at the top of the page, our associates will provide the vehicle, whether that be a luxury car in Belgium or an RV motorhome rental in Chile. The amount of travel possibilities are pretty endless, from Europe all the way to Latin America! Moreover, part of providing such accessibility and convenience means accepting multiple payment options other than just credit. As part of our tips and trick section, here are the car rental suppliers you should consider for debit card payments:

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Hertz Car Rental Logo National Car Rental Logo Sixt Logo Thrifty Car Rental Logo

How do I rent a car with a debit card?

As long as you have a debit card, a valid driver’s license and enough money to cover the rental costs in your checking account, then you will be able to use a debit card for your car rental without any hitch. For further assistance, below is a step-by-step process to use a debit card for a car rental available over the Kemwel booking engine.

1. Prepare to Pay for Car Rental with a Debit Card

  • Determine your travel destination, dates and budget.
  • Go to on your computer or smartphone to use on booking engine, or even call our customer service team at +1-877-820-0668 to speak with one of our agents. They can also provide some valuable insight in regards to the application process for the International Driver's Permit
  • Specify on the search engine or our customer service representative that you would like to pay for the rental with a debit card.
  • Begin to compare rates and car rental models that best fit the nature of your trip.

2. Choose your Car Rental Model and Optional Insurance Coverage

  • Inspect car rental rates and models on the search engine or with an agent.
  • Choose your desired vehicle and decide if you’d like to include affordable add-ons such as a roof rack, child seat, etc.
  • Select optional insurance coverage to reduce the deductible that you would be responsible for in case of accident or theft. While insurance is optional over the Kemwel booking engine, we at Kemwel certainly recommend to every driver that they acquire adequate insurance coverage throughout the duration of their rental.

3. Finish the Transaction

  • Finalize booking with a pre-debit card payment for your rental car.
  • Retrieve the voucher confirmation from Kemwel on your email; this document will include all of the necessary information you'll need for car rental pick-up, including the hours of operations of the provider.
  • Be sure to save this information because it will be useful when it’s time to pick-up your car rental.

4. Pick-Up your Car Rental

  • Go to the car rental office location with your voucher at the designated pick-up time; the earlier the better.
  • Provide your voucher, your driver’s license, debit card and potentially an International Driver’s Permit to the agent.
  • Take a photo of the vehicle before hitting the road to verify the original condition to prevent potential complications. 
  • Safeguard the keys, drive carefully and enjoy your time abroad!