You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, this usually means that you will need to present 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 pay for a top up policy by the rental partner on collection, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
It's worth remembering that quite often car hire brands that will allow debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Usually, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra fees. You can compare if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of our website booking process.
Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas regarding how we can improve the service we offer and make arranging your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.
Be careful when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a significant amount of money , if you decide to pay using debit card this can be debited from your bank account and not refunded until weeks following completion of your rental contract.
Lots of the Canada car rental brands we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the car; but often these do have special conditions associated to them. Be sure that you understand the contract terms if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
It's really easy on our website to filter which car rental companies will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire companies can accept your card type at the collection desk.
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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Car rentals in Canada 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.
The following car rental suppliers are available in Canada: Ace Rent a Car, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty.
All of our rentals in Canada 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.
Before commencing your trip take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
If you'd like to leave the car at a alternative location to the location you collected it from, any additional one way charges will be included in the price detailed on the website.
It can be daunting the first time you hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your trip
If you'd like to take the car across a border to another country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's a possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
When driving overseas many countries have extremely strict regulations on drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle
if you normally drive on the opposite side be careful with traffic circles. You should navigate road circles in an anti-clockwise direction, giving way to traffic currently on the road circle to the left.
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Canada the vehicle hire provider will deduct this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you'll be notified by email once this has been processed
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Car rental availability can change greatly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important thing to recognise that affects car hire prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.
Extra drivers are available to book in advance on the website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for extra drivers when you collect the car.
Vehicle Models at each car hire location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact model may vary from the one listed. If you would prefer a particular make, at most car rental locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model rentals.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel engine and reduced insurance excess options.
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared with the alternatives.
We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
All of the deals on our website include all extra fees including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be simpler, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.
To begin your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and type in the required details then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
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We understand how daunting picking a hire car excess cover product can be. The extra fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these can include:
Many car rental websites hide the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the small 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 wrong 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 making a booking.
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.