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Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We appreciate how frightening choosing a car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Many car rental websites hide the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the fine print. Customers are then shocked when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

On our website you'll find three levels of 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 review the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.

Trying to find an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Alpha Australia?

We compare deals on a huge selection of vehicle makes and models. 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 Alpha | Australia, we’ve got you covered.

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

Looking to hire a car that's extra special whilst you are in Alpha Australia? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares rental prices for prestige car manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.

Enjoy the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Alpha Australia in your convertible car rental. We find great value deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

Travelling with a larger group in Alpha Australia? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a wide range of van and minibus rental brands.

When you're travelling with 2 large bags, we recommend taking a look at something in our Large Car category. Large cars come with plenty of room for up to 5 passengers and several bags.

We provide a vast range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow streets but keep in mind you will be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .

Transporting lots of bags? Need to take quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We list estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Alpha Australia.

If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that you'd like to rent, or if you have any questions regarding boot space or seating config, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Things to remember before driving away your vehicle rental

You'll have received car rental pick up location instructions with the confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to find the vehicle hire collection location before you begin your trip

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

Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the vehicle hire provider prior to starting your trip

Spending some time to photograph and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the vehicle hire provider when you return the vehicle

All the rentals displayed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you check that the fuel tank is full prior to setting off. If it is not you should inform the car rental company before driving away

Always check alloy wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you are in a rush to start your journey

If you've not already ,review the vehiclehire terms. There might be extra fees for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.

Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the car rental desk, Sometimes it's less expensive to buy this in advance on our website when you make your car hire booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you understand the total cost of everything before completing your booking.

Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when renting a car because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

Alpha Australia frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my rental in Alpha 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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Alpha 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 insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Alpha Australia. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Alpha Australia?

All of our rentals in Alpha 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.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Alpha 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.

Stress Free Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.

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

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

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

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