Whatever your car hire budget, our website includes all of the options to make your car hire affordable. We compare prices for all of the products on offer from the cheapest which usually include a higher security deposit and excess, to more expensive options that often come with zero excess and no deposit, except for a tank of fuel - which is refunded when the car is returned full. Booking a rental with zero excess on our site is usually a more affordable option than paying at the collection desk.
We work hard to ensure that car hire on your trip is stress free!
If plans alter you can cancel or edit your rental for free for up to 48 hours before you collect.
We offer a wide range of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
Our team spend weeks examining terms and conditions so that you don't need to. All of the key points of the rental agreement are clearly visible on every page of our website
Hire your vehicle today with no credit card fees or hidden payments.
Our range of cars have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the vehicle hire procedure as simple as possible.
Need to pay by debit card? Need an extra driver? No problem. We have all of the options on our website including the best prices for add ons such as additional drivers and Toll pay devices. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on the website to quickly and easily find them
As soon as you complete your booking with us you will receive a confirmation email with all of your rental details included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Free Cancellation! You can cancel your vehicle rental and get a refund up until 48 hours prior to collecting your car.
Collecting at the airport but not sure what your flight number is? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if your flight is delayed. You should check the T&Cs to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
When you book a hire car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you're paying beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
We aim to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Renting a car, let along booking a holiday, can be a stressful, costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.
When searching for your rental, information you'll need includes:
To start your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and input your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
All of the rentals on our website include all charges including anything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.
We do not work with just any car rental providers. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
Pricing includes added fees that other websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our process is as straightforward as possible.
So, the reason we do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got annoyed with seeing customers getting shortchanged and felt like we could provide a better service.
Our technology compares millions of car hire deals at 1000s of car hire locations to source amazing offers and make booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it should be
We provide you with all of the best car rental deals in with no hidden fees.
We are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car Stress Free for our customers
Car hire prices can vary significantly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important thing to consider that affects car hire prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.
Stress Free Car Rental only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to the alternatives.
You can use the filters on our search page to find your ideal car rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and low insurance excess options.
Additional drivers are available to reserve on our website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for extra drivers when you collect the car.
Premium cover is the highest level of car hire insurance we offer.
You can buy Premium Cover bundled with your car rental, so that you know the price of everything before you pay.
So that you can understand all of the options regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.
We understand how frightening picking a hire car excess cover product can be. The charges that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:
You will have been provided with car rental pick up location details with your booking confirmation email. Take time to understand how to find the car rental pick up location before you set off
Taking a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any issues with the car rental company when you return the vehicle
Beside the exterior, we also recommend documenting all damage to the inside of the car and informing the car hire company before driving away
Whether you've bought Essential excess cover on the website or have your own policy, you should still make some time to inspect the car for pre existing damage. We also recommend taking photos on your phone of each panel of the car. If there is damage on the vehicle that isn't highlighted in your rental agreement you must report this to the vehicle rental provider
Remember to inspect the wheels and locks for damage as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a hurry to start your journey
All of the vehicles listed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. You should double check that the fuel tank is full prior to setting off. if you find that it isn't you must report this to the car hire company immediately
You can pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
It's ridiculously simple on the website to view which car rental partners can accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire companies can accept your card type on collection.
If you've included Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will more often than not be given the option to buy a top up policy by the rental partner when you collect the car, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Frequently, rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra fees. You can view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of the booking process.
Most of the car rental partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the car; but sometimes these do have different T&Cs associated to them. Ensure that you check the terms and conditions if you intend to pick up the car using a debit card.
You can book using a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential Cover includes key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra charges that standard insurance does not.
All of our rentals include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier and location. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
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 Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.