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Tips for Driving your car hire at Bahamas

Before driving away take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

you should keep some spare change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls will accept credit cards but it's better to have cash just in case

It can be daunting at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your vacation

If you'd like to drive across a border to another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Bahamas the car hire provider will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you will be informed via email when this has been processed

If you'd like to leave the car in a alternative location to the one you collected it from, any extra one way fees are already included in the pricing detailed on our website.

When driving overseas many countries have very strict regulations on consuming alcohol when driving. To be safe, we strongly recommend not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your car

if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful with roundabouts.

Bahamas frequently asked questions

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

All of our rentals in Bahamas 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 Bahamas 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.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Bahamas 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 do I need when I collect the car in Bahamas?

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 Bahamas, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

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

Collecting your Bahamas Car hire without a credit card and other payment options.

We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

One thing to think about when deciding if you want to use a debit card on collection, car rental companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a large amount of money , if you choose to pay with a debit card this can be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following your rental has ended.

Would you like us to allow you to pay with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us and let us know. We are always open to new ideas regarding how we can enhance our service and make booking your car rental a Stress Free experience.

When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, it usually means that you’ll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will usually be given the option to buy a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the car, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Don't forget that frequently car hire companies that do accept debit card at the desk are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.

You can book using a large number of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

We’ve made it ridiculously simple on our website to identify which car hire partners will accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the car rental brands can accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.

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Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.

The reason we do things a bit differently is because we got fed up of seeing customers getting shortchanged and knew we could provide a better service.

Our website collects and compares millions of prices at 1000s of car hire locations to hunt down great deals and make booking them on the website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as possible

Brands we work with include the larger car hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our car hire price match promise means if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any car rental companies. We're careful to only work with car rental companies you can trust.

Stress Free Car Rental work hard to ensure that we provide our customers with all of the best car rental deals in Bahamas with no nasty surprises.

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Things to remember when driving away your vehicle hire

You will have been provided with car hire location collection details with the confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to get to the vehicle hire pick up location before you leave

If you have purchased Essential excess cover on the web site or you have your own policy, we recommend to make time to inspect the vehicle for damage. Also spend some time taking photographs with your phone of each part of the vehicle. If damage exists on the car that isn't mentioned in your rental contract you must report this to the car rental provider

Always check the wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a hurry to begin your trip

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

If you've not already ,check the vehiclehire terms and conditions. There may be additional charges for border crossing etc so ensure that you understand these.

Spending some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the car rental company when returning the car

All the rentals listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always double check that the tank is full before you set off. if you find that it isn't you must inform the car rental company before driving away

Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We get how daunting and frightening picking a car insurance product can be. The charges 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 mask the costly insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from their 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.

On our website you'll find 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 our website when making a booking.

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