We work hard to make sure that car rental on holiday is stress free!
Confused by security deposits? We are here to guide you every step of the way. We endeavour to deliver complete clarity when it comes to insurance excess and all of the other charges involved.
If your plans change you can edit or cancel your rental agreement for free for up to 48 hours before you collect.
Review the cheapest car hire prices in Heard Island and McDonald Islands from brands you can trust, including Enterprise, Thrifty and Keddy.
To be listed on the site, all cars have to come with a fair full to full fuel policy and absolute transparency about insurance and security deposit amounts.
We work alongside the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Enterprise, Hertz and Alamo.
The team at Stress Free spend hours trawling through detailed T&Cs so that you don't need to. All key facts of the rental agreement are clearly displayed every step of the way
We offer a huge amount of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
Our cars have cover for theft, damage and third party claims.
You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us to let us know. We're always open to new ideas regarding how to improve our service to make booking your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.
We've made it ridiculously easy on the website to filter which car hire companies will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental partners can accept your card type on collection.
It's useful to understand the alternative currency and payment options for your car rental in Heard Island and McDonald Islands, as some payments for extras (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be paid for in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.
One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car hire companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a considerable amount of money , if you decide to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks after your rental has ended.
It's worth bearing in mind that often car rental brands that do allow debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Frequently, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional fees. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of the booking process.
If you choose Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, this usually means that you'll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the rental partner when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
We accept a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire cover we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the collection desk, it's often cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your car hire booking.
Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a car because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is best for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the ability to rent a car including a Premium cover product.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Car rentals in Heard Island and McDonald Islands 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.
All of our rentals in Heard Island and McDonald Islands include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up 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.
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.
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Heard Island and McDonald Islands. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also 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 section. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
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 terms and conditions on the extras page
Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
You'll have been provided with car rental location collection instructions with the email confirmation. Spend some time to read through how to find the car hire pick up location before you leave
If you've not already ,check the carhire T&Cs. There could be extra charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and check which side of the car the filler cap is on
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the car and reporting it to the vehicle hire company prior to driving away
Always check the wheels and door locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you are in a hurry to start your trip
Spending some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the car hire company when you return the car
All the rentals listed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. You should ensure that the fuel tank is full before you set off. if you find that it isn't you should report this to the rental company before driving away
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.