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The car rental booking process

We strive to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you book through us you're getting the best value, service and price.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your requirements.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the full price of everything before you pay.

Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a car because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also choose to buy Premium Cover at the car rental counter, Sometimes it's cheaper to buy this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car rental booking.

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 provide you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.

Would you like to hire an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia?

We compare prices on a large range of car 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 Rockhampton Downs Airport | Australia, we’ve got you covered.

Looking to drive something a bit special when you’re in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

Travelling with more than 5 people? Our website offers a large variety of people carriers available in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 people. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we suggest comparing our selection of rental minibuses.

Planning a trip with a lot of passengers in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a huge range of rental brands.

From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a huge selection for you to compare before you book your rental in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia.

Have a lot of luggage? Want to transport quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not quite enough to justify a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We list estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia.

If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any questions about boot space or car seat set up, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

We offer a huge range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for navigating narrow streets ,remember though, but don't forget you will have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

Enjoy the wind in your hair as you drive around Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia in your convertible hire car. We find cheap deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

If your luggage includes 2 large suitcases, we suggest looking at something in our Large Car category. These cars come with lots of of room for up to 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

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Hiring a Car in Rockhampton Downs Airport with No Deposit

When you collect the car, you will usually be asked to leave a security deposit on a debit card or credit card. Security deposits vary significantly dependent on the size of the vehicle and the excess . Car hire Security deposits in Rockhampton Downs Airport can vary between £100 and £2,000.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you reserve a rental in Rockhampton Downs Airport with Premium Cover included, you can reduce your deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), this is fully refunded to your card when the car is returned with a full tank.

How to Rent a Car in Rockhampton Downs Airport with Child Seats

You can use your own child seats and booster seats for your vehicle rental, so long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in Rockhampton Downs Airport.

You will also have the opportunity to add them to your rental when making a booking on our website. Child seats are paid for in the local currency when picking up the rental.

How to Rent a Car in Rockhampton Downs Airport without an Excess

Your hire car will already be covered for accidents and theft as part of the hire price you will see displayed on our website. This cover is also known as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire cars in Rockhampton Downs Airport come with CDW in the price , there is usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the car. The insurance excess is the amount you'd be required to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The the excess on rental cars can be very expensive. It's normally between £950 to £2,200, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the hire car, the excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the money isn't taken from your card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending payment until you return the vehicle. You don't normally have to pay currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, this amount is fully refunded to your credit card with nothing further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess amount is taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up insurance at the rental desk.

To view car hire options in Rockhampton Downs Airport with a £0 or reduced excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

How to hire a in Rockhampton Downs Airport including a Free Additional Driver

We include all of the deals on our website including a free extra driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled extra driver deals. It's also possible to add an extra driver on the extras page before you complete your booking.

How to Hire a Car in Rockhampton Downs Airport with One Way Fees included

Most of the car hire providers we include in Rockhampton Downs Airport allow you to collect the car in Rockhampton Downs Airport and return the car at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see displayed on our website will include all additional fees for this. You can also see a breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

How to Rent a Car in Rockhampton Downs Airport including Cross Border Fees

If you plan to pick up your car hire in Rockhampton Downs Airport and take it over the border , be sure to check the terms and conditions. Most car rental providers require that you let them know when you collect the car; and usually charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you fail to do so, it's possible that the rental car will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the information relating to cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information for your car hire get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

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Renting a car at Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA)

Our team work to make sure that hiring a car at Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA) is Stress Free with our simple, no hassle website

It's a good idea to figure out where the car hire drop off area in Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA) is. The vehicle return location can sometimes be in a different area of the airport from where you have picked the car up. This information will be attached to your confirmation email and also in the car rental company's terms and conditions.

When the car rental collection location is a short shuttle bus drive away from the airport, the shuttle bus is provided free of charge by the car hire company. Be sure to review your rental confirmation to understand where the minibus will collect you from.

When your departure is late always ensure that the car rental company knows right away. Most will endeavour to stay open later than usual if they know that you will be collecting the car later than expected. To assist with late arrival we suggest always informing us of your flight number with the car rental booking.

You must pick up your bags before you head to the car hire collection desk. Quite often, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've passed passport control it will be difficult to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA) website.

If your rental is meet and greet, a rep from the car hire company will meet with you in the arrivals area. When you've cleared security, look out for the rep holding a board with the car hire provider name or your surname

When you arrive at the car hire collection desk you must have your driver's licence, passport and a copy of your booking confirmation email. Unless your rental specifies that you can use a debit card, you will also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. You must check the specific requirements of your hire collection before you leave

If the pickup location is within the terminal at Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA), this will usually be clearly signed inside the airport just after passport control.

Car rental locations on our website are always inside the Rockhampton Downs Airport (RDA) terminal building or a short distance away.

You must pick up your bags before you head to the car hire collection desk. Quite often, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've passed passport control it will be difficult to return to the luggage belt

Driving tips for your car rental at Australia Rockhampton Downs Airport

Before driving away take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the other side of the road.

If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in Australia Rockhampton Downs Airport the vehicle hire company will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you'll be notified by email when this has taken place

If you'd like to drop off the vehicle at a alternative place to the one you collected it from, any extra one way charges will be included in the pricing listed on our website.

it can be a good idea to have some loose change available in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls will accept cards but it's always safer to have cash as a backup

Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your vacation

if you're planning to take the car across a border into another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there is the possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be cautious of roundabouts. You should navigate road circles in a clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic already on the roundabout to your right.

Driving in Australia Rockhampton Downs Airport is on the left hand side of the road

When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict regulations on drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we strongly recommend not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your rental

Larger Vehicle Hire Options in Rockhampton Downs Airport

10 Seaters

10 Seaters
If you're vacationing with 10 passengers, we include all of the deals for 10 seater hire in Rockhampton Downs Airport. Including options with free additional drivers, low deposits and no insurance excess.

People Carriers

People Carriers
Hiring a people carrier in Rockhampton Downs Airport is a great choice if you're travelling with too many people to fit into a standard vehicle along with lots of luggage. We include a wide range of people carrier hire companies so you're sure to find a great price for your rental.

7 Seaters

7 Seaters
Our 7 seater rental category includes mini-vans like the VW Transporter and larger SUVs including the Touran. If you're travelling with 7 people and luggage we recommend opting for a small mini-van over a large SUV.

13 Seaters

13 Seaters
If you'd like to share the driving on your trip, we compare all of the 13 seater rental deals that include a free additional driver in Rockhampton Downs Airport.

Picking up your Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia Car rental using a debit card and other payment options.

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies frequently hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you opt to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.

Many of the Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia car rental partners we work with will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; sometimes these do have special T&Cs related to them. Be careful to review the terms if you intend to use a debit card when you collect the car.

It's worth bearing in mind that quite frequently car rental companies that will accept debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

It's really simple on the website to identify which car rental brands do accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire partners can accept your card type when you pick up the car.

When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover for your rental, it often means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll more often than not be given the option to buy a top up policy by the hire partner on collection, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you prefer us to accept payments with a method other than debit card and credit card? Please get in touch and let us know. We are open to ideas about how to improve the service we offer and make booking your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

It's good to understand the different payment and currency options for your car hire in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia, as often payments for add ons (such as GPS and extra drivers) might need to be paid for in local currency (by credit card) when you pick up the car.

Quite often, rentals that include our Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection without any extra charges. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.

We accept a large range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Top tips before collecting your vehicle hire

You will have been provided with car hire pick up location instructions with your booking confirmation email. Take some time to understand how to get to the vehicle rental collection location before you begin your trip

Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the car hire company before driving away

You should inspect alloy wheels and locks for damage as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a hurry to begin your journey

If you have not already ,review the vehiclerental terms and conditions. There may be additional fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.

All the vehicles displayed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. Always double check that the tank is full prior to setting off. If it isn't you must report this to the car rental company immediately

Have any questions about Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia?

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Rockhampton Downs 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.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia?

All of our rentals in Rockhampton Downs 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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia?

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.

For my car rental in Australia, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Can I cancel my rental in Rockhampton Downs Airport Australia if I change my mind?

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

Hassle free Essential insurance options

Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

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.

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