We get how frightening choosing a hire car insurance product can be. The extra fees that make up the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these can include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to review the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.
Many car hire websites mask the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the fine print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
You can use a Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
We've made it really easy on the website to filter which car rental partners will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car rental partners will accept your preferred card type at the counter.
Would you like us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're always open to new ideas about how we can improve our service to make paying for your car rental a Stress Free experience.
It is useful to understand the alternative payment options for your car rental in Strathmore Airport Australia, as some payments for extras (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be paid in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the collection counter.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, it usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the rental company on collection, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
You can book using a huge number of different currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this can be a considerable amount of money and if you choose to pay with debit card this can be debited from your account and not refunded until a couple of weeks following completion of your rental contract.
Don't forget that quite often car rental brands that will allow debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Quite often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional fees. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental excess and insurance options on the extras page of the website booking process.
Most of the Strathmore Airport Australia car rental companies we include accept a debit card when you collect the car; but some of these do have special terms and conditions associated with them. Always be sure to understand the T&Cs if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
You'll have received car rental location collection details with your email confirmation. Spend some time to understand how to find the car hire pick up location before you begin your trip
If you haven't done so already ,check the vehiclehire terms. There might be extra charges for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.
Spending a little time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the vehicle hire provider when you return the car
All the cars listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you check that the fuel tank is full before you set off. If it isn't you should report this to the rental company immediately
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting any damage to the inside of the car and informing the vehicle hire provider prior to starting your trip
Car rentals in Strathmore 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.
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Strathmore Airport Australia. 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.
All of our rentals in Strathmore Airport Australia 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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Prior to setting off spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
If you plan drive across a border to another country, be sure to check the T&Cs for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's the possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
Sometimes it's daunting at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great trip
it can be a good idea to keep some loose change ready in the vehicle to pay for tolls. most toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have some change as a backup
Driving in Australia Strathmore Airport is on the left hand side of the road
If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in Australia Strathmore Airport the car hire provider will deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this is the case you will be informed by email once this has taken place
Be careful if you're driving outside of the main towns in Australia to look out for wild animals in the road.
If you'd like to drop off the car in a alternative location to the place you picked it up from, all additional one way fees are included in the price listed on the website.
When driving in a different country many countries have very strict regulations relating to alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful with road circles. Always navigate roundabouts in a clockwise direction, giving way to cars currently on the traffic circle to the right.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
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 details see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.
We're on a mission to make sure that hiring a car at Strathmore Airport (STH) is a Stress Free experience using our quick and easy website
When you're at the car rental desk you must have 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. Be sure to verify the exact requirements of the rental collection before you set off on your trip
You must collect your luggage before heading to the car hire pick up location. Usually, the car rental collection desk is groundside in the terminal ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Strathmore Airport (STH) website.
When your flight is delayed you must make sure the car hire provider knows in advance. Many of them will endeavour to remain open longer than usual if they're informed that your flight will be arriving later than expected. To help them to do this we suggest always providing a flight number with your car rental booking.
We only include car rental options on website that are within the Strathmore Airport (STH) or close by to the airport.
It's a good idea to check where the car rental drop off area in Strathmore Airport (STH) is. The vehicle return area can be in a different part of the airport from where you've picked the car up. This information will be included with your confirmation email and also included within the car hire company's T&Cs.
Your email confirmation will include the directions to the car hire collection location
If your rental is meet and greet, a representative of the car hire provider will meet you near the arrivals hall. Once you've cleared the security area, find the agent holding a card with the car rental company name or your family name
When the car hire collection location is a minibus drive from the airport terminal, the transfer is included free of charge by the car rental company. Ensure that you review your confirmation email to understand where the bus will pick you up.
You must collect your luggage before heading to the car hire pick up location. Usually, the car rental collection desk is groundside in the terminal ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage belt
We compare deals on a huge selection of vehicle categories. 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 Strathmore 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 include a huge selection for you to compare on our website before booking your rental in Strathmore Airport Australia.
If you can't find a car, people carrier or minibus that meets your requirements, or if you have any queries about trunk space or seating configurations, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We offer a wide selection of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, ideal for drive around narrow city streets but keep in mind that you’ll be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
Driving with a lot of luggage? Need to transport a lot of stuff with you but not quite enough to require a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We list estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Strathmore Airport Australia.
If you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we recommend looking at a rental in the Large Car category. Large category cars have plenty of space for 4 or 5 passengers and several bags.
Trying to find a car rental that's a bit special whilst you’re in Strathmore Airport Australia? The Prestige Car Hire category compares prices for premier car manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.
Planning a trip with a larger group in Strathmore Airport Australia? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus deals from a vast array of minibus rental companies.
Feel the wind in your hair as you drive around Strathmore Airport Australia in your convertible rental car. Stress Free Car Rental finds great value deals on convertibles of all sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
Need transport for more than 5 people? We compares a large variety of people carriers available in Strathmore Airport Australia that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we recommend having a look at our range of minibuses for hire.
We work hard to make sure that car hire on holiday is simple!
If your plans alter you can cancel or edit your rental agreement for free up to 48 hours before you collect.
Confused by security deposits? Stress Free Car Rental is here to guide you through the whole process. We endeavour to deliver absolute clearness regarding insurance excess and all of the other charges involved.
Review the best car hire prices in Strathmore Airport Australia from brands you can trust, including Enterprise, Dollar and Keddy.
We offer a variety of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
Our range of cars have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.
To be listed on our site, all rentals have to come with a full to full fuel policy and total transparency about insurance and security deposit costs.
We spend hours examining detailed T&Cs so that you don't need to. All key points of the hire agreement are clearly displayed on every page of our website
Rent your vehicle now with no credit card fees or hidden payments.
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.