Yes! You can use a debit card for the online booking. Also, you can use a card that is on another person’s name and not necessarily on the driver's one.
In most cases, in order to receive the car, you will have to present a credit card that belongs to the driver. Remember that the agency might decline the release if the main driver is not present at the pick-up. If this situation occurs, the rental company is not obliged to make any refund.
Of course, based on their location, some rental agencies will let you go all the way only with a debit card. This is why it is important to check out the terms and conditions specified in the "Important Information" section. Go to the "Debit and Credit Card Information" page, which you can find on the "Payment" section.
Keep in mind that if nothing is stipulated regarding this aspect, the rental company will only accept credit/debit cards owned by the main driver.
The situation may vary from a rental company to another, though usually, the following are required:
A credit card that has sufficient funds to cover any excess costs. Due to this reason, most of the time, debit cards are not accepted.
A driver's license that was issued within one year before the rental. Keep in mind that some agencies ask for a more extended experience as a driver.
A supplementary photo ID.
The booking confirmation.
Any extra papers specified in your booking terms and conditions.
Some companies will let you book a car with a debit and not a credit card. This information is easily found on the "Important Information" page. Go to the "Payment" section and check out the "Debit and Credit Card Information" part. Here will be specified if the rental agency accepts debit cards. If you don't find any information about this aspect, you should know that booking a car without a credit card is impossible.
Keep in mind that some suppliers may require extra documents due to their location or your citizenship. As an example, people renting cars in the UK territory will need to show proof of accommodation. This is why customers should carefully review all terms and conditions.
Finally, remember that all paperwork has to be in the driver's name.
Yes. Usually, car rental agencies allow this. The minimum age when renting a car is 21.
Nevertheless, conditions may differ from one supplier to another and vary depending on the destination country.
However, you should keep in mind that the rental company may charge more to include additional insurance for some age groups. These extra policies refer to people under 25 and over 70 years old.
This being said, when you look for renting a car, be sure to specify your age. By doing so, you will receive the exact fees for a young or a senior driver.