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Collecting your Dominican Republic Car hire with a debit card and other payment options.

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

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

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

When you include Basic or Essential Cover for your rental, it often means that you’ll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll usually be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the rental partner at the collection desk, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than credit card or debit card? Please get in touch and let us know. We are always open to ideas regarding how we can improve our service to make booking your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.

One thing to think about when deciding if you want to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies often hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a considerable amount of money , if you opt to pay using debit card this might be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.

Frequently, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection without any additional charges. You're able to compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of our website booking process.

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

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Tips for Driving your car hire at Dominican Republic

Before commencing your trip 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 opposite side of the road.

When driving overseas many countries have very strict regulations on alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your rental

If you'd like to drive across a border to another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's a possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

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

If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Dominican Republic the car hire provider will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you will be informed by email once this has been processed

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

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

if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful at traffic circles.

Frequently asked questions about Dominican Republic car rental

What do I need when I collect the car in Dominican Republic?

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.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Dominican Republic 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.

Can I cancel my rental in Dominican Republic 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.

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

All of our rentals in Dominican Republic 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.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in Dominican Republic?

We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Dominican Republic

Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We get how intimidating picking a hire car insurance product can be. The fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these can include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Many car rental websites mask the insurance excess and security deposit costs 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 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, 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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Stress Free Essential insurance options

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

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover might not be available.

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

Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page

Making a car rental booking

We aim 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.

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 the status of your booking including payments and prices.

Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, experience 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 anything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The drivers age

To begin your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and input your locations and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.

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