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Why should you book with Stress Free Car Rental?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car hire procedure as simple as we can.

As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email with all of your rental details included. The email will include directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are paying beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

Want to pay with a debit card? Require an extra driver? No problem. You'll find all of the options on our website including low prices for extras such as child seats and Toll pay devices. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on the website to quickly and easily find these options

Save money on your car rental in Malta by booking your car well in advance. Take time to review the various different offers.

Booking your car hire couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained on each page.

We don't hide any fees, we are transparent from the get-go.

Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and receive a refund up until 48 hours before collecting your car.

Collecting at an airport but not sure of your flight number? No Problem - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Adding your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if your flight is late. Always review the T&Cs to understand what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.

Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!

Driving your car rental at Malta

Before driving away take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

If you plan take the car across a border into a different country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen

if you normally drive on the opposite side be cautious of roundabouts. You should navigate roundabouts with an anti-clockwise direction, giving priority to cars already on the road circle to the left.

When hiring in Malta you're able to bring along your own child seat provided that you bought the child seat in the EU or UK and it meets all of the required regulations. Alternatively, you can rent a child seat from the car hire provider in the booking process on the site.

If you're planning to leave the car at a alternative place to the one you collected it from, any extra one way fees will be already included in the pricing detailed on our website.

It can be daunting the first time you drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your holiday

You should always drive in Malta is on the right side of the road

When driving overseas many countries have extremely strict restrictions on alcohol consumption when driving. To avoid any issues, we suggest not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental

you should keep some loose change available in the car to pay for toll roads. Many tolls will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have loose change just in case

If you receive a parking or speeding fine when driving in Malta the vehicle hire company might take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you will be notified via email when this has been processed

Map view of Malta car hire locations

Car hire excess, security deposits and insurance

We appreciate how daunting and frightening picking a rental car insurance product can be. The additional charges that are included in the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:

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

A lot of car hire websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really hinder your plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

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

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

If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, this usually means that you’ll have to have 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 hire company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

We accept a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

We’ve made it incredibly simple on our website to identify which car rental companies do accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire partners do accept your preferred card type at the counter.

It’s worth bearing in mind that frequently car hire companies that will allow debit card on collection are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please get in touch to let us know. We’re always open to ideas re how we can improve the service we offer and make arranging your car hire a Stress Free experience.

It’s practical to know the different currency and payment options for your car rental in Malta, as often payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might need to be settled in local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.

Very often, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional charges. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of our booking process.

Many of the Malta car hire partners we work with accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have special conditions related to them. Be sure that you review the terms if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a considerable amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not returned until weeks after your rental has ended.

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.

Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, It can be 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 car rental, so that you know the full price of everything before starting your trip.

Malta FAQs

Is the car rental fully insured?

Car rentals in Malta 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.

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

All of our rentals in Malta 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.

For my car hire in Malta, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Malta. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What should I take with me when I collect the car in Malta?

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.

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