Best Credit Cards For
A list of the 50 best credit cards for car rentals based on your spend pulled from a database of 250+ cards. Calculate and compare results.
When it comes to using credit cards to pay for car rentals, there's two things to consider:
- Return Per $1 Spent
- Car Rental Insurance
Several credit cards offer primary or secondary car rental insurance. When you pay for your rental in full with a card that offers car rental insurance, you can waive that expensive car rental protection that car rental agencies charge. Depending on how often you rent cars, this can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. So before you dive into trying to earn a great return, check out our list of Best Credit Cards for Car Rental Insurance. Some of the cards even offer a great return on car rental spend!
Per the usual for purchases that has to do with travel, Bank of America's cash back credit cards offer as high as a 5.25% return on your car rental spend and other travel purchases if you have money sitting around to invest with them.
The Chase Ink Business Preferred and no-annual fee Wells Fargo Propel AMEX both offer a solid return on car rentals. The Ink Business offers primary rental insurance for business related rentals and secondary for personal usage.
If you enjoy staying at Hilton Hotels, you can earn a significant amount of Hilton Honors Points using the Hilton Aspire Card. The card also features a few other categories, grants the highest status of Hilton Honors Diamond, and comes with $500 in annual credits.
Listed below are the best credit cards for the given category sorted by return. Some credit cards have a wide range of value due to having multiple redemption options that yield such. For example, you may be able to redeem a program's points for cash back at value of 0.5 cents each but redeeming the same points for travel could offer a value of 1.25 cents each. You don't want to pick up a card that has an annual fee that doesn't match up with how you plan on redeeming your rewards. That will give you a negative return and no one wants that. So be sure to research the value of points and miles to get an idea of how value they will have for you. Don't go by the return values listed below alone.
You can click on a card's Rewards Calculator button (where applicable) to calculate how much you can earn across all categories on the card based on your spend, how much you value the benefits of the card, and any annual fees including authorized user fees (if applicable). You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any other card featured on the site based on the same spend. And spend you enter into a credit card rewards calculator will carry over to other credit card calculators on the site.
You can click on the name of the rewards the card earns to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring rewards within that rewards program as well as other useful information such as elite status, buying/gifting rewards, and much more. These also pages features additional calculators that can lend a hand in determining if a program could be a good fit based on your spending habits.
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