Road Trips are a Right of Passage. Here’s How to Get Yours.
Taking a long trip before college, or seeing the world, is a rite of passage for tons of young people across the country. Flying everywhere can get really expensive, but a cross-country road trip could be a great way to see the sights without breaking the bank.
Sights and Sounds
Drive across America and you’ll see stunning cinematic landscapes, the occasional unusually-named town (some more unusual than others) and a few strange roadside ornaments. You’ll also experience true small-town USA, eat food that’s both cheap and tasty, and immerse yourself in this vast country in a way no frequent flyer ever could. And why stick to Los Angeles when you can see Wyoming?
If you don’t own your own car but would love to head out on a road trip, there are plenty of options for hiring a car to take you across the country. Different car hire companies have different requirements for renters, but whatever you’re looking for you’re sure to find a great option.
You’ll also have lots of options when it comes to paying for your car. If like many young people, you don’t have a credit card, it’s not the end of the world – most companies will let you rent a car without a credit card provided you meet the criteria.
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No credit card? No problem
You can also rent a car with a debit card, provided you have proof that you’ve deplaned or disembarked at the rental location. If you’ve not just gotten off a plane or can’t prove your return journey, you’ll only be able to rent a car with a debit card at the time of your return. This applies to all airports, ports, train stations and bus stations in the United States.
No rental car company will accept cash as the deposit at the beginning of your rental
period. Many won’t accept cash any time for security reasons; bear this in mind when coming up with a plan for your trip.
Some rental car companies allow for advance payment, so your credit or debit card is charged at the time you make your reservation instead of when you collect the car. If you’re not sure of what time and date you’ll need to pick your wheels up, this one isn’t the best option as you may not be able to get a refund if you don’t show up!
Prepay is not available at all locations; if it’s available to you the pre-pay option will appear during the online rental process.
Of course, some young people do have access to a credit card and if you do, renting a car will be a lot easier. To take out a rental, you’ll need a credit card (of course) with enough available credit (of course) that’s held in your own name. You must also have a full valid drivers’ license and the signature on the card must match the signature on the contract.
Most car rental companies accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover Network and American Express. If you are hiring a car in Puerto Rico, you may also be able to use a Diners’ Club card.