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Phoenix Car Rental - Serving Phoenix for 46 yearsThe year was 1971. While relaxing in his front yard after a long day’s work, our founder was listening to his neighbor tell him a story about his failed attempts to rent a truck. He had spent the day with a wad of cash in his pocket, looking to rent a pickup truck to help his daughter move into her new apartment.  He said It didn’t matter how much money he had, no one would rent him the truck because he didn’t have a credit card. In an effort to help his neighbor, our founder joined in the search for a company that would help. There simply wasn’t one. At that time, if you didn’t have a major credit card, there wasn’t a rental car company in Phoenix willing to rent you a vehicle.   Speculating that his neighbor was not the only honest, hardworking person without a credit card needing to rent a vehicle, our founder began to slowly build a company focused on meeting the needs of this previously neglected segment of the market.

Initially, he bought a few used cars and pickup trucks and began renting them to people just like his neighbor—people who needed a pickup truck to move furniture, folks whose car was in the shop for repairs, and families needing a larger vehicle to travel to California. In the more than 45 years since then, the company has grown and so has the customer base. For example, people with credit cards who qualify to rent at the national companies often come to us instead. Because when basic, dependable transportation will do just fine, they find it isn’t necessary to pay brand new prices.  We have discovered over the years that the reasons to rent from an independent, reliable used van and SUV rental company are as varied as the customers. Our renters include:

In addition to the customer base growing over the past four decades, our fleet has grown from those few cars and pickup trucks to include hundreds of vehicles, including cars, large passenger vans, minivans, and SUVs.

A lot of things have changed in the last four decades, including the introduction of debit cards. And while we do accept those as well as cash and credit cards, the foundational goal that gave rise to Phoenix Car Rental is still the same. We do everything we can to rent to qualified renters who, whether due to credit issues, age restrictions, or lack of a credit card, cannot rent elsewhere.

Phoenix Car Rental Office in Phoenix Arizona


At Phoenix Car Rental, we strive to make renting a Car, Pickup Truck, Large Passenger Van, Minivan, or SUV affordable and accessible. We offer many services other rental companies do not. Call us today and ask about renting with CASH or DEBIT CARD. If you are under 21 and finding it impossible to rent a vehicle, or are between 21 and 25 and want to avoid the extra fee charged by other companies, we can help with that. We are off-airport but easily accessible. Don't pay the extra airport fees. Come see us at Phoenix Car Rental.
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We offer certain unique services, such as renting with Cash and renting to persons age 18-21, that are subject to surcharges. Please call today to learn more.

With two locations in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Car Rental is conveniently located and easy to find!

Phoenix Sky Harbor Location
2934 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008

credit debit and cash accepted rent a car in Phoenix

We accept CASH & DEBIT CARDS, Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard for Payment, as well as for security deposit.

We offer certain unique services, such as renting with Cash, that are subject to surcharges. Please call today to learn more.

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Airport Location

2934 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008


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2934 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
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