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Why compare car hire with us?

No one likes to collect a hire car at the start of a trip and immediately face issues and extra costs at the rental desk. We founded Stress Free Car Rental due to our own frustration with the lack of transparency in the car hire booking process. Now we're on a mission to take the stress out of hiring a car, that's why we strip those hassles out from the very start. Just book, collect and go – no hidden costs, no nasty surprises. We make it faster and easier to get on the road with your smile intact.

Our team are committed to providing car hire with no hidden fees and complete transparency. We also ensure that our customers are offered all of the different car hire excess insurance options, along with a full, easy to understand, explanation of the security deposit and excess deposit requirements.

All of the prices for car hire you see on our website include everything you'll have to pay. If you've added an extra driver or a child booster seat the pricing is clearly explained, including a breakdown of what you need to pay now and the amount that's left to pay when you collect the car. No hidden fees, no surprises – that's our commitment.

If your car hire journey takes you cross border into a different country our website clearly explains any cross border fees that will apply, so you won't have any nasty surprises when you collect the car.

There are some car rental brands that you might see on other websites but not ours. Our goal is to deliver a Stress Free Car Rental experience, so we only compare car hire prices from brands that can support our customers as much as we do.

Looking for a particular vehicle?

We compare prices for Small Cars, SUVs, Minibuses, People Carriers and convertible cars at 1000s of car rental locations all over the world.

Looking for vans? Our website also compares van hire prices on a range of different sized vans, from small VW Caddys to mid sized / large Ford Transits and Luton vans.

Want to wizz around town in small car like a Fiat 500 or a Ford Fiesta? Or need more space for passengers and luggage? We find the best rental deals for cars of all sizes, including cars with more than enough space for 5 people and luggage.

Travelling in a group? Whether it's a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we have a huge selection of people carriers and minibuses to choose from. If you're sharing the driving on your trip, we also have lots of rental options that include a free additional driver.

Our great deals on SUVs include all different shapes and sizes from Jeep Renegades to Ford Expeditions and Range Rovers.

Want to let the top down on your road trip? Stress Free Car Rental compares all of the cheap deals for convertible car hire from all of the car rental brands you can trust.

Look out for special promotions for car rental including free additional drivers, cars with automatic transmission and guaranteed model deals. Our promotional prices can save you money when you book in advance versus upgrading at the collection desk.

Can't find what you're looking for? No problem, get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we can help you to your perfect rental.

We compare all of the car hire insurance options

Car hire insurance can be a minefield of jargon with terms like ‘CDW', ‘SLI', security deposit, excess amount etc. At Stress Free Car Rental we work hard to translate the jargon every step of the way – so that you don't have to.

Of course, you're always free to source your own car rental insurance product. However, if you'd like to bundle your insurance with your car hire, all of the rentals we compare in the USA includes zero excess and a full to full fuel policy. It's worth keeping this in mind when you compare our prices to those on some other websites.

For rentals in the USA, we also offer a top up policy that covers you for unexpected mishaps like lost keys and misfuelling. This is entirely optional and you will be offered alternatives at the car rental collection desk (which are also optional).

If you're hiring a car in outside of the USA, it's best to either select a rental with zero excess or purchase a car rental insurance excess policy. These are easy to find on our website using the filters on our search results page. In many countries, large security deposits are taken to cover the insurance excess on the hire car. It's worth taking some time to understand how this works.

Confused already? Don't be – just get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and everything will be crystal clear.

Frequently Asked Questions

We compare car rental prices with zero excess or reduced excess at 1000s of locations all over the world. To find these use the ‘no excess’ filters on our website once you’ve hit the search button.

All of the prices on our website include all of the additional fees, including a clear breakdown of what you’ll need to pay when you pick up the car. This includes things like local taxes which aren’t always clearly displayed on some other websites.

A security deposit is usually held on a credit card until you return the car. The amount held is often a deposit for a full tank of fuel and an amount to cover the insurance excess (where applicable). The security deposit is refunded when you return the car without damage and a full tank of fuel. You can find options with reduced security deposits on our search results page.

Payment on our website can be made using any valid debit or credit card. However, many of the car rental companies we compare require that you produce a credit card when you pick up the car. If you have no credit card, you can filter the options that allow a debit card on collection once you’ve clicked the search button.

A fuel policy is the agreement for how your car hire fuel will be paid for. All of the rentals on our website include a full to full fuel policy. This is the best option as it means there are no extra fuel related fees so long as you return the car with a full tank.

To collect your car the lead driver should present a valid driver's license, passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a rental Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection are clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

You can find options including extra drivers on the search results page of our website. You can also choose to pay for an extra driver when you collect the car. The additional driver will need their drivers licence and passport so that the car rental company can add them to the insurance.

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

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