Prior to setting off spend some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.
Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great trip
if you're planning to take the car across a border to a different country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict laws relating to alcohol consumption when driving. To avoid any issues, we strongly recommend not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle
If you receive a fixed penalty fine when driving in Australia Helenvale Airport the vehicle hire provider might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this is the case you will be notified via email when this has been processed
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be careful at road circles. You should navigate roundabouts with an clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic currently on the road circle to the right.
You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
We've made it incredibly simple on our website to filter which car hire companies do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire partners do accept your card type at the collection desk.
Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do contact us to let us know. We're always open to ideas regarding how we can enhance the service we offer to make paying for your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
It's worth bearing in mind that frequently car hire brands that do allow debit card on collection are more costly than those that accept credit card only.
It's important to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a considerable amount of money and if you opt to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.
Very often, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional charges. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of the booking process.
It's good to know the alternative currency and payment options for your car rental in Helenvale Airport Australia, as often payments for extras (like extra drivers and child seats) might have to be paid in local currency (by credit card) on vehicle collection.
Many of the Helenvale Airport Australia car hire partners we include accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have different terms and conditions related with them. Be careful to understand the terms if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.
We accept a large range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
If you've opted for Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, this usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Car rentals in Helenvale Airport Australia are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
All of our rentals in Helenvale Airport Australia include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car 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.
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Helenvale Airport Australia. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
We compare deals on a huge range of vehicle types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Helenvale Airport | Australia, we’ve got you covered.
From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we have a wide selection for you to compare before you book your rental in Helenvale Airport Australia.
If you’re struggling to find a people carrier, minibus or car that you want to hire, or if you have any queries regarding luggage space or seating config, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.
Travelling with a lot of passengers in Helenvale Airport Australia? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van deals from a wide range of minibus and van rental companies.
Looking to drive something extra special when you are in Helenvale Airport Australia? The Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for premier car manufacturers such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
Feel the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Helenvale Airport Australia in your convertible hire car. We find great value deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
We provide a huge range of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, perfect to drive around narrow city streets but keep in mind you’ll be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
Travelling with more than 5 passengers? Our website compares a variety of people carriers available in Helenvale Airport Australia that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we recommend comparing our selection of minibuses for hire.
If your luggage includes 2 large bags, we suggest taking a look at something in the Large Car category. Large cars have plenty of room for 4 or 5 passengers and several bags.
Have lots of bags? Want to take quite a lot of stuff with you but not enough to require a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We include estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Helenvale Airport Australia.
Make sure renting a car at Helenvale Airport (HLV) is Stress Free with our simple, no hassle booking website
For meet and greet car rentals, a rep from the car hire provider will usually meet you in the arrivals hall. When you've passed security, find the representative holding a card with the car rental provider name or your family name
You must pick up your bags before you go to the car rental pick up location. Quite often, the car rental collection desk is groundside at the airport , once you've passed passport control it might not be possible to return to the luggage area. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Helenvale Airport (HLV) website.
When you arrive at the car hire collection office you'll need your driving licence, a copy of your confirmation email and your passport. In most cases, you'll also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. You must check the exact details required for the rental collection before begin your journey
You must pick up your bags before you go to the car rental pick up location. Quite often, the car rental collection desk is groundside at the airport , once you've passed passport control it might not be possible to return to the luggage area
It's a good idea to figure out where the car hire drop off area in Helenvale Airport (HLV) is. The rental return area can be in a different area of the airport from where you've picked the car up. All relevant information will be attached to your rental confirmation email and also in the car hire provider's T&Cs.
When your car hire location is within the terminal building at Helenvale Airport (HLV), it will be clearly signed within the airport just after passport control.
We only include car hire options on website that are within the Helenvale Airport (HLV) terminal or a short distance away.
If your departure is late you should make sure the car hire company knows in advance. Most will try to stay open longer than usual if you inform them that your flight will be collecting the car later than planned. To make sure the car rental company know your arrival time we suggest always providing your flight number with the car rental booking.
After booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email including the directions to the car hire collection location
We are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience
Vehicle types at each car rental location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact make may vary from the one listed. If you have a preference for a particular make, at most car hire locations we provide options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model options.
Additional drivers are available to reserve on the website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers on pickup.
We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared with other car rental fuel policies.
You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and reduced security deposit options.
Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover bundled with your car rental, so that you understand the total price of everything before starting your trip.
Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to buy a Premium cover product.
Selecting Premium Insurance is optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It is usually less expensive to buy this up front on our website when you make your car hire booking.
You'll have been provided with car rental location collection instructions with the booking confirmation email. Spend some time to read through how to find the car hire collection location before you leave
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the vehicle rental provider prior to driving away
If you have not already ,review the vehiclehire terms. There may be extra charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
Taking some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any issues with the vehicle hire company when you return the car
All of the vehicles displayed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you double check that the fuel tank is full before you set off. If it is not you must inform the rental company before driving away
Ensure you check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the filler cap is on
We understand how frightening choosing a hire car insurance product can be. The additional charges that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.
A lot of hire car websites hide the price of insurance excess and security deposit prices in the small print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really hinder your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
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.