You can pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a large amount of money and if you choose to pay using a debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until weeks after you've returned the car.
Would you prefer us to take payment using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We're open to ideas regarding how to improve the service we offer to make paying for your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Very often, car rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of our booking process.
It's incredibly easy on our website to view which car rental partners do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire brands will accept your preferred card type at the counter.
If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll more often than not be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the rental company at the collection desk, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Lots of the Calgary International Airport Canada car hire partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but sometimes these do have special terms and conditions related with them. Be sure that you check the terms if you intend to pick up the car using a debit card.
It's worth remembering that often car hire partners that will allow debit card on collection are not as cost effective as those that accept credit card only.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge number of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Be sure that renting a car at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is Stress Free using our easy and quick booking website
Always check where the car hire drop off location in Calgary International Airport (YYC) is. The drop off area can be in a different part of the airport from where you have picked the car up. All relevant information will be included with your rental confirmation email and also included within the car rental company's T&Cs.
When at the car hire collection desk you'll need your driving licence, a copy of your confirmation email and your passport. For most rentals, you will also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. You must verify the specific requirements of the collection before begin your journey
Don't forget to collect your bags before you head to the car rental pick up location. Usually, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport , once you've cleared security it might be impossible to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Calgary International Airport (YYC) website.
If your rental is meet and greet, an agent from the car rental company will usually meet you near the arrivals area. Once you've passed the security area, look out for the agent holding a card with the car hire provider name or your family name
Don't forget to collect your bags before you head to the car rental pick up location. Usually, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport , once you've cleared security it might be impossible to return to the luggage belt
When your flight departure is late always make sure the car hire provider knows right away. Many of them will try to remain open later than usual if they're informed that your flight will be collecting the car later than planned. To assist with late arrival it's recommended always providing a flight number with your car hire booking.
If the pickup location is inside the airport at Calgary International Airport (YYC), it will be signed inside the airport after passport control.
Occasionally the car hire pick up location is a shuttle bus drive from the airport terminal, the shuttle bus is provided within the price by the car rental provider. You should review your confirmation email to understand where the minibus will pick you up.
Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Canada Calgary International Airport the vehicle rental company might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you'll be notified via email once this has been processed
If you'd like to take the car across the border into a different country, be sure to check the T&Cs for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's a possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
It can be daunting the first time you drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday
When you're planning a longer road trip be sure to top up the petrol tank before driving away from the main towns. There can be long distances between petrol stations in Canada
When driving overseas many countries have extremely stringent restrictions regarding drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental
you should keep some change available in the car to pay for tolls. most toll roads will accept cards but it's always safer to have some change just in case
If you'd like to leave the car at a different place to the place you picked it up from, all extra one way charges will be already included in the price detailed on the site.
if you normally drive on the opposite side be cautious of road circles. Always navigate road circles with an anti-clockwise direction, giving way to vehicles already on the traffic circle to the left.
Driving in Canada Calgary International Airport is on the right side of the road
The following car rental suppliers are available in Calgary International Airport Canada: Ace Rent a Car, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty.
All of our rentals in Calgary International Airport Canada 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.
Car rentals in Calgary International Airport 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.
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.
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire cover we offer.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, Sometimes it's less expensive to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you know the total cost of everything before you pay.
Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when they're are hiring a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
We appreciate how frightening and daunting choosing a rental car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:
Many car rental websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit prices in the fine print. Customers are then surprised 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 work differently 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, your family and your trip. You can view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.
You'll have received car hire pick up location instructions with the booking confirmation email. Take time to understand how to find the car rental collection location before you leave
If you've not already ,review the carrental terms. There might be additional fees for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the car rental provider prior to starting your trip
Spending some time to photograph and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any disagreements with the vehicle hire provider when returning the vehicle
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the car the petrol cap is on
Always check alloy wheels and door locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a rush to begin your journey
If you have purchased Premium excess cover on our website or you've a different insurance policy, you should still take time to check the vehicle for pre existing damage. We also recommend taking photos on your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that is not highlighted in your hire contract you should report this to the car hire provider
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.