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Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we offer.

Lots of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a car because it usually lowers the security deposit for 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 using a credit card is a problem.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you know the exact cost of everything before you pay.

Choosing Premium Cover is completely optional, you can also opt to buy Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It is usually less expensive to book this in advance on our website when you make your car rental booking.

So that you're able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the ability to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

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Would you like to hire an SUV, a people carrier, minivan or convertible at Stephen Island Australia?

We compare prices on a vast 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 Stephen Island | Australia, we’ve got you covered.

Enjoy the wind in your hair as you drive around Stephen Island Australia in your convertible hire car. Stress Free Car Rental finds low cost deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

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 booking your rental in Stephen Island Australia.

Stress Free Car Rental compares a huge selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to navigating narrow streets ,remember though, but don't forget that you will be restricted on luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

Is your trip with more than 5 people? Our website includes a variety of people carriers available in Stephen Island Australia that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 people. If you're travelling with more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we suggest having a look at our range of minibuses for hire.

If you don't see a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any enquiries regarding boot space or car seat set up, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.

Transporting a lot of luggage? Want to take a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to justify a van? Perhaps one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We include estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Stephen Island Australia.

Going on holiday with a lot of passengers in Stephen Island Australia? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus prices from a vast array of rental brands.

Looking to hire a car that's a bit special when you are in Stephen Island Australia? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares rental deals for prestige car manufacturers such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.

When you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we suggest taking a look at a rental in our Large Car category. Large category cars come with lots of of space for up to 5 passengers along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

Renting a Car in Stephen Island with a Low Deposit

Renting a Car in Stephen Island with No Deposit

When you pick up the car, you will often be required to leave a deposit on your credit card or debit card. The security deposit can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the excess . Car rental Security deposits in Stephen Island can vary between £50 and £2,100.

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 choose to book a rental in Stephen Island with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), this is refunded to your card when the vehicle is dropped off with a full tank.

Car Hire in Stephen Island with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website including a free extra driver bundled with the price. You can 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 enter your driver details.

How to hire a in Stephen Island with a Free Additional Driver

Hiring a Car in Stephen Island without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

How to Rent a Car in Stephen Island without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The hire car will already be fully covered for theft and accidents as part of the rental price you will see displayed on our website. This insurance is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our rental cars in Stephen Island include collision damage waiver in the price , there is also usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card on collection. The excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The the excess amount on rental cars can be expensive. It's normally between £900 to £2,100. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

On collection of the car, the excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money is not charged to your credit card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending payment until you return the vehicle. You won't usually pay currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments. As long as the car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, this amount is fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the insurance excess will be taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up insurance at the collection desk.

To view car hire options in Stephen Island with a £0 or reduced excess take a look at our Premium Cover options.

How to Rent a Car in Stephen Island with Child Seats or booster seats

You can use your own child seats and booster seats for your rental, so long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in Stephen Island.

You'll be offered the option to add them to your rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in local currency when you collect the rental.

Renting a Car in Stephen Island with Child Seats

Hiring a Car in Stephen Island with One Way Fees included

Hiring a Car in Stephen Island with One Way Fees included

Many of the vehicle brands we include in Stephen Island allow you to collect the car in Stephen Island and return the car at a different location. If you've chosen a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see displayed on the website will include any extra fees for this. You can also find a breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

How to Hire a Car in Stephen Island with Free Cancellation

All the car rentals we list on our website in Stephen Island include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel the car hire with a refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you've purchased the Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you're able to cancel this with a full refund anytime up until the booking start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you cancel your booking, this means that the refund will be back in your account within 7 days.

Hiring a Car in Stephen Island with Free Cancellation

How to hire a car without a credit card

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Hassle free Essential insurance options

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

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 of the website

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

Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

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 extra charges that standard insurance doesn't.

Recommended Car Parks in Stephen Island

Closest Car Parks

The Tip Walking Trail Car Park
The Tip Walking Trail, Somerset
108 miles away
Northern Peninsula Airport Car Park
ABM, Northern Peninsula Airport, Airport Road, Bamaga
125 miles away
Rainforest Limousines
12 Egret Close, Port Douglas
502 miles away
Public Carpark
153 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
520 miles away
Public Carpark
Caryota Close, Palm Cove
520 miles away
Palm Cove Shopping Village
Lots 20-38, 111-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
520 miles away

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a wide variety 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 frustration with the process of renting a car.

Our pricing always includes added fees that other price comparison websites don't usually include - this makes sure that our service is as clear-cut as it can be.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car hire price match promise means that if you find the same hire car at a lower price, we'll match it.

Stressfreecarrental.com work hard to ensure that we provide customers with all of the best car rental prices in Stephen Island Australia with no hidden fees.

Stress Free Car Rental won't work with just any car rental providers. We're selective to only work with brands you can trust.

Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of car rental prices at 1000s of car rental locations to obtain low cost offers and make booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as possible

Car hire providers we work with include big vehicle hire providers like Hertz and Enterprise there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't include these on the website.

The reason we decided to do things a bit differently is because we got frustrated with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and felt like we could do a better job.

What are we all about?

We work hard to make sure that car hire on your trip is simple!

We spend hours examining terms and conditions so that you don't need to. All key facts of the hire agreement are clearly visible every step of the way

If your plans alter you can cancel or edit your rental for free up to 48 hours before you collect.

Review the best car hire prices in Stephen Island Australia from brands you can trust, including National, Dollar and Europcar.

Rent your vehicle now with no credit card fees or hidden payments.

Confused by security deposits? Stress Free Car Rental is here to guide you through the whole process. We work hard to deliver complete clarity regarding insurance excess and all of the other fees involved.

We offer a variety of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.

We work with the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise.

To be listed on our site, all rentals must come with a full to full fuel policy and total transparency regarding credit card hold costs.

Our vehicles have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.

Frequently asked questions about Stephen Island Australia car hire

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Stephen Island 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.

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

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Stephen Island Australia. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the car in Stephen Island 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.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire in Stephen Island Australia?

All of our rentals in Stephen Island 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.

Can I cancel my rental in Stephen Island 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.

Travelling from Stephen Island's Closest International Airport

If you're planning to jump on a flight into Australia, the closest international airport to Stephen Island is Cairns Airport, which is located 854 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Stephen Island. A short 15 minute drive from Cairns, Cairns Airport offers access to the North East of Australia and the great barrier reef. You can pre-book car rental at Cairns Airport on our website, so that it's easy and convenient to collect a car when you arrive at the airport. You'll find all of the main car hire collection desks located within the arrivals area of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Refuelling your Rental near Stephen Island

The rental cars on our website come with a full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional fees for fuel always remember to fill up the tank before you return the vehicle.

Closest petrol stations

Ibis Fuel Yorke Island
Lawrences Road, Yorke Island
20 miles away
Ibis Fuel Yam Island
1 Mosby Street, Yam Island
61 miles away
Ibis Fuel Warraber Island
10 Phillemon Street, Warraber Island
70 miles away
Ibis Fuel St. Pauls
Oza, Bosun Road, Moa Island
97 miles away
Ibis Fuel Kubin
Gerainelgau Yabu, Kubin Village
105 miles away
Badu Express
189 Tamwoy Street, Badu Island
105 miles away

MPV Hire Options in Stephen Island

People Carriers

People Carriers
Hiring a people carrier in Stephen Island is a great choice if you're transporting too many passengers to fit into a standard vehicle along with lots of luggage. We include a broad range of people carrier rental providers so you're sure to find a great price for your rental.

13 Seaters

13 Seaters
If you'd like to share the driving on your trip, we include all of the 13 seater hire deals that include a free additional driver in Stephen Island.

7 Seaters

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

9 Seaters

9 Seaters
Vehicles in the 9 seater rental category include the Mercedes Vito Tourer and the Fiat Talento, both of which easily transport 9 passengers and their luggage.

Picking up your Stephen Island Australia Car hire with no credit card and other ways to pay.

We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

Usually, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card on collection without any extra fees. You're able to view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the website booking process.

It's really simple on our website to view which car hire brands will accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the car rental companies do accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.

It can be good to know the payment options for your car hire in Stephen Island Australia, as some payments for add ons (like GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on vehicle collection.

Lots of the Stephen Island Australia car rental partners we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you pick up the car; sometimes these do have different terms and conditions associated with them. Ensure that you understand the terms if you want to use a debit card when you collect the car.

Would you prefer us to accept payments with a method other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to contact us and let us know. We are open to new ideas regarding how to enhance our service to make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.

If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover for your car rental, it often means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will usually be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It's worth remembering that quite frequently car hire partners that do accept debit card at the desk are more costly than those that accept credit card only.

Be careful when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card on collection, car rental companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a significant amount of money and if you decide to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until weeks after your rental has ended.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a large number of different currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

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Our advice of things to check when picking up your vehicle rental

You will have received car rental pick up location instructions with your booking confirmation email. Take time to read through how to get to the vehicle rental pick up location before you leave

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting any damage to the inside of the car and informing the car hire provider before starting your trip

Before driving away ,check the vehiclerental terms. There might be extra fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.

All the cars listed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you check that the fuel tank is full prior to setting off. If it isn't you must inform the car hire company before driving away

Spending a little time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any issues with the vehicle rental provider when you return the vehicle

You should check the wheels and locks for damage as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you're in a rush to start your journey

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

If you've purchased Essential excess cover on the website or you've a different insurance policy, you should still take some time to inspect the vehicle for pre existing damage. Also spend some time taking photographs with your phone of each part of the vehicle. If damage exists on the vehicle that isn't mentioned in your hire agreement you should inform the car rental company

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