(PRWEB) October 05, 2013
According to the new research from hotels.com, hotel prices rose in the majority of major cities during the first half of 2013. Meanwhile, perhaps because of the unexpected increase in travel costs this year, there seems to be more flexibility in the car rental market regarding the mode of payment. Getting a rental car without a credit card is not at all that hard nowadays owing to the presence of cash-only car rental agencies. Nevertheless, CarRentalExpress.com (CRX) recommends that drivers to look at the following areas when renting a car without a credit card:
1. Make sure rental policies are reasonable
It has to be understood that one would have to spend some extra time and effort to find a good car rental agency with reasonable policies and rules if a credit card is not used. Important items to pay attention to:
- Most companies would have different policies if paying by cash – good research on the differences is recommended
- Spend some quality time looking for good car rental agencies which impose the fewest number of restrictions on the car renter
2. Restrictions on types of rental cars, like high end vehicles
It also has to be understood that most car rental agencies, even if they accept debit cards and cash, will not be willing to rent out specialty cars like an SUV or a sports car. Meanwhile, one might consider getting comprehensive insurance to make it easier to get an expensive car, without using a credit card.
3. Extra cash in the bank account might be needed
Many car rental agency might require cash-only car renters to have a hold/block on a portion of cash in addition to the car’s rent. This could vary from $200 to $500, which would be rendered inaccessible for a period of 2 days to a fortnight. Others may require a significant cash deposit that would be returned after a problem free rental and completion of all payments.
Please refer to our CRX tips and resources guide for more information on what to look for in a cash-only car rental.
CarRentalExpress.com (CRX) provides thousands of impartial consumer based Renter Rated reviews, including comments, for more than 200 car rental agencies. Reviews and comments are submitted by real people who have completed rentals through our site. CRX also helps find some of the cheapest car rentals in North America, lower than major brands. Reviews allow consumers to assess costs and service to choose the best car rental deal.