All of our rentals in Brazil include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank 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.
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.
Car rentals in Brazil 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.
We work diligently to ensure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Brazil
We appreciate how frightening and daunting picking a hire car insurance product can be. The extra charges that make up the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these can include:
Many hire car websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit prices in the small 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 hinder your holiday plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
On our website you'll find three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you, your family and your trip. You can view the details of these on the extras page of the site when making a booking.
You can use a Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
If you choose Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it often means that you’ll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Quite often, rentals that include our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any additional charges. You're able to review if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental excess and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.
Don't forget that quite frequently car rental brands that will allow debit card at the desk are not as cheap as car hire companies that accept credit card only.
One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies frequently hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a significant amount of money and if you choose to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.
We’ve made it really simple on the website to filter which car rental brands do accept debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire companies will accept your preferred card type on collection.
You can book using a large range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
You will have been provided with car rental location collection details with your email confirmation. Spend some time to understand how to find the vehicle hire collection location before you begin your trip
Always inspect alloy wheels and door locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you're in a hurry to start your trip
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the car rental provider before driving away
Be sure to check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the car the petrol cap is on
Spending some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any disagreements with the vehicle rental company when you return the car
If you have not already ,review the carrental terms. There may be extra charges for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.
We strive to be the best car hire agency around so that you know when you rent through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
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) one way fees, extras and senior driver fees.
Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire 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 prices and payments.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
To begin your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
Before you start your journey take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the other side of the road.
if you're planning to take the car across the border into a different country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there is the possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
If you'd like to leave the vehicle at a different place to the place you collected it from, any additional one way fees are included in the pricing listed on the website.
If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in Brazil the vehicle rental company might deduct this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you will be informed by email when this has taken place
When driving overseas lots of countries have extremely stringent restrictions on alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we strongly recommend not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your rental
It can be intimidating the first time you drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your trip
you should have some spare change available in the car to pay for tolls. Many tolls accept credit cards but it's better to have cash as a backup