Can you rent a car using a Debit Card?

Not all the people are able to use credit card to rent a car. So what about them if they want to rent car? Because, most of the car rental companies ask you to use a credit card while renting their car. Not a problem! Even you can rent car using a debit card and cash payment. But restriction may be come across. Let’s see what happens if one is not using credit card to rent vehicle.

Cash Deposit

Car rental companies allow you to take their car depending on the debit card. But they ask for a cash deposit. And the deposited amount varies from one company to another. Sometimes it can be a big amount and you would not like that. This amount is an extra burden to your balance because they already charged the renting amount. Anyway, Car Rental Express is a company in US does not believe in cash deposit. They let you take their car for just paying the rent. There might be some other company to have the same policy. But the numbers of such car rentals are nominal.

Credit Check

There are some companies do not ask for a cash deposit if you have good credit cheek score. In this case, a credit check is required when renting a car. Car renting companies use this policy to check your liability and the risk factor if you met any bad incident or accident. Those who have a low credit check score often asked to deposit cash before renting car. Car rental express holds completely different aspect on this also. They allow you to go through no credit check car rental.

Don’t think too much before renting car as long as there are such companies.

Independent Agencies

Independent agencies have deferent criteria to determine who can rent a car. These type of agencies do not have their branches in many cities. This type of companies often let you rent car using debit card. But they may not allow someone to rent car if the person is under age.

Major Car Rental Companies

At select locations, major car rental companies have their branch and allow you to rent car using debit card. They have not the same criteria. Some of them run a credit check and may ask for the cash deposit. The deposited amount will be returned after dropping off the car.

Restrictions

Beside all the criteria mentioned above, there might some other restrictions for the customers. Such as, you can be asked to submit a updated bank statement, utility bills or they can check if the address is matching with the provided driving license. In case you are taking the car out of state, you can be asked for a Car Insurance.

Different car rental companies have the own different criteria. Know everything before you dealing with one. You wish it will not burn your pocket in your vacation. Rent car wisely comparing and combining the payable amount and provided service.… Read More

Tata Harrier vs. Hyundai CretaPremium SUV Specs Comparison

The Hyundai Creta car model is the arguably the 5-seater SUV vehicle that has dominated the Indian market and is the car model with the best sale. However, Tata motor is planning to launch the Tata harrier, which is expected to be a major competitor to the Hyundai Creta and will also impact the model sales. Here is a brief comparison between the two SUVs, which is Tata Harrier vs. the Hyundai crater.

Price

Hyundai Creta is available in both petrol and diesel engine platforms, while the Tata Harrier comes with the diesel option only. The two car models vary in prices in that the Hyundai diesel model price ranges from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 15.10 lakh. The petrol models on the other hand cost around Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 13.66 lakh.

The Tata is expected to cost around Rs 13.5 lakh to Rs 18 lakh. This car is expected to cost more compared to the Hyundai.  

Dimensions     

 The Hyundai Creta has a dimension of 4,270mm by 1780mm by 1630mm. It has a wheelbase measuring 2,590mm and a ground clearance of 183mm. The Hyundai Creta has a luggage capacity of up to 400 liters.

Tata Harrier, on the other hand, has a dimension of 4,598mm by 1849 by 1714mm. It has a wheelbase of 2741mm and a ground clearance of 205mm. It has a luggage capacity of 810 liters.

From the above figures, it is evident that the Tata is bigger, taller and wider compared to the Hyundai Creta. It means that the Harrier is the bigger SUV here.

Safety features

The Hyundai Creta safety features ensure the safety of the occupants. This car is equipped with two front airbags, one for the driver and the other for the front passenger. It also had side and curtain airbags adding all airbags to six. It is also equipped with the following safety feature:

  • Lane change indicator
  • Parking assists such as rear sensors, rear cameras
  • Speed sensing automatic door lock 
  • Child safety locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Door ajar warning
  • Central locking
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBD(electronic brake-force distribution)
  • Hill assist
  • ISOFIX
  • Adjustable seatbelts

Tata Harrier, on the other hand, has the following safety features

  • Six airbags
  • Anti-lock braking systems with EBD
  • Reverse Parking sensors and cameras
  • Central locking system
  • A parametric alarm system
  • Remote controlled locks
  • ISOFIX
  • Rollover mitigation
  • Corner stability and so much more.

Interior features

Hyundai Creta has an all-black theme and has seats made out of fabric.  The seats are adjustable according to the occupant’s height. The Creta also has a power steering, sun visor, digital clock, and a multi-functional display. It is equipped with a 5-inch audio system that is compatible with both USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Other notable features include Adjustable headrests, electric sunroof, and automatic climate control.

Tata Harrier, on the other hand, is equipped with a floating touchscreen infotainment system that supports android auto making it possible for the occupant to connect a call and listen to music in their smartphone. It is … Read More