Find the Leading New Zealand Car Rental Deals

Driving your car hire at New Zealand

Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the other side of the road.

Be vigilant if you're driving outside of the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wild animals in the road.

It can be daunting at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday

If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in New Zealand the car hire provider will deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you will be informed by email when this has been processed

If you plan drive across a border to another country, be sure to check the conditions of rental for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there is a possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen

If you'd like to leave the car in a alternative location to the place you picked it up from, all extra one way fees are included in the pricing detailed on the website.

Driving in New Zealand is on the left side of the road

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

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

if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful with road circles. Be sure to navigate roundabouts in a clockwise direction, giving priority to vehicles currently on the roundabout to the right.

Frequently asked questions about car rental in New Zealand

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in New Zealand?

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 New Zealand

What's the best car rental price at Auckland New Zealand?

The cheapest price for a week in Auckland New Zealand for November is GBP65.57 with car hire supplier Drive NZ. We monitor prices from all of the leading car hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best deal

What do I need when I collect the car in New Zealand?

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 New Zealand 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.

For my car rental in New Zealand, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

Collecting your New Zealand Car hire without a credit card and other payment card options.

We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

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

One important thing to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money , if you opt to pay with debit card this will be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following your rental has ended.

We’ve made it really simple on our website to filter which car rental companies can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the car rental brands do accept your card type when you pick up the car.

When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, this usually means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will usually be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the hire partner at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It is good to know the alternative payment and currency options for your car rental in New Zealand, as payments for add ons (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be paid for in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.

Don't forget that quite frequently car hire brands that will accept debit card on collection are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.

Quite often, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card on collection with no extra fees. You're able to compare if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.

Would you like us to accept payments with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch and let us know. We’re open to new ideas about how to enhance our service to make booking your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Trusted car rental brands we work with in Auckland New Zealand

AUCKLAND CITY

Address
73 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND
1010

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Address
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC TERMINAL
AUCKLAND
2150

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

AUCKLAND CITY

Address
73 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND
1010

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Address
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC TERMINAL
AUCKLAND
2150

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

Auckland City Depot

Address
165 Beach Road
Auckland City
Auckland
1010

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00

Auckland International Airport

Address
3 Joseph Hammond Place
Auckland Airport
Mangere
Auckland
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00

Auckland City

Address
2-16 The Strand
Parnell
Auckland
1010

Opening hours

Auckland Airport

Address
15 Jimmy Ward Crescent
Auckland
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

Auckland City

Address
150 Khyber Pass Rd
Auckland

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 17:00:00

Auckland International Airport

Address
Ray Emery Drive
Auckland
2022

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Tuesday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Wednesday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Thursday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Friday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Saturday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00
Sunday: 05:00:00 to 02:30:00

Auckland Domestic Airport

Address
5 Andrew McKee Avenue
Auckland
2022

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Tuesday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Wednesday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Thursday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Friday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Saturday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00
Sunday: 06:00:00 to 23:45:00

Green Motion Auckland City

Address
159 Wairau Road
Takapuna
Auckland
2104

Opening hours

Green Motion Auckland Airport

Address
Ray Emery Drive
Auckland
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT 24hr

Address
3 Verissimo Drive
Mangere
Auckland Airport
2154

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Address
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE MANGERE
AUCKLAND
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Address
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE
MANGERE
AUCKLAND
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Address
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE MANGERE
AUCKLAND
2022

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

Auckland Airport

Address
25-A Laurence Stevens Drive - Auckland 2022 NEW ZEALAND
Auckland
3071

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00

Some of our favourite car rental places in New Zealand

Why book with Stress Free Car Rental?

We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the vehicle rental process as easy as we can.

When you book a rental vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're paying in advance - no hidden costs, no scary fees.

Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!

Want to pay with a debit card? Need an extra driver? Not a problem. We have all the options on the website including great prices for add ons such as additional drivers and Toll pay devices. We offer options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. You can use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find them

When you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email with all of your rental information included. This email includes directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

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

Save on your car rental in New Zealand by booking your car well in advance. Take some time to review the various different prices.

Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car hire and get a refund until 48 hours prior to collection.

Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.

Prices for car rental at Auckland

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at AUCKLAND CITY

SUZUKI SWIFT RS AUTO

5-seat Compact
or similar

SUZUKI SWIFT RS AUTO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£602.10

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL

5-seat Economy
or similar

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£601.06

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD

5-seat Compact
or similar

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£807.01

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at AUCKLAND AIRPORT

TOYOTA COROLLA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£672.20

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD

5-seat Compact
or similar

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£810.06

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL

5-seat Economy
or similar

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2361
Theft excess: £2361
More info
Europcar

£590.81

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

GO Rentals availability at Auckland City Depot

Toyota Corolla Sedan

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Corolla Sedan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£213.37

Toyota CHR

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota CHR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£340.90

Toyota Rav4

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Rav4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£331.09

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

GO Rentals availability at Auckland International Airport

Toyota Corolla Sedan

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Corolla Sedan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£213.37

Toyota CHR

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota CHR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£340.90

Toyota Rav4

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Rav4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1312
Damage excess: £1312
Theft excess: £1312
More info
GO Rentals

£331.09

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Thrifty New Zealand availability at Auckland City

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2624
Theft excess: £2624
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£846.12

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD

5-seat IntermediateElite
or similar

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2624
Theft excess: £2624
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£607.20

Toyota Yaris

4-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2099
Theft excess: £2099
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£593.49

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Thrifty New Zealand availability at Auckland Domestic Airport

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2624
Theft excess: £2624
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£278.53

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD

5-seat IntermediateElite
or similar

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2624
Theft excess: £2624
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£258.91

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £132
Damage excess: £2099
Theft excess: £2099
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

£223.39

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion Auckland City

Mitsubishi Triton

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

Mitsubishi Triton
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £261
Damage excess: £1827
Theft excess: £1827
More info
Green Motion

£125.72

Mitsubishi Eclipse

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Mitsubishi Eclipse
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £261
Damage excess: £1827
Theft excess: £1827
More info
Green Motion

£89.76

Mitsubishi ASX

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Mitsubishi ASX
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £261
Damage excess: £1827
Theft excess: £1827
More info
Green Motion

£129.16

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion Auckland Airport

Mitsubishi ASX

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Mitsubishi ASX
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £263
Damage excess: £1837
Theft excess: £1837
More info
Green Motion

£129.84

Mitsubishi ASX

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Mitsubishi ASX
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £27
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£562.64

Mitsubishi Eclipse

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Mitsubishi Eclipse
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £263
Damage excess: £1837
Theft excess: £1837
More info
Green Motion

£158.70

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Drive NZ availability at AUCKLAND AIRPORT 24hr

Holden Spark - Manual

4-seat Mini
or similar

Holden Spark - Manual
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1050
Damage excess: £1050
Theft excess: £1050
More info
Drive NZ

£69.43

Toyota Yaris 2+ years

4-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris 2+ years
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1050
Damage excess: £1050
Theft excess: £1050
More info
Drive NZ

£65.57

Holden Barina 1+ years

4-seat Compact
or similar

Holden Barina 1+ years
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1050
Damage excess: £1050
Theft excess: £1050
More info
Drive NZ

£73.44

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Alamo availability at AUCKLAND AIRPORT

HYUNDAI I20

4-seat Economy
or similar

HYUNDAI I20
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2414
Theft excess: £2414
More info
Alamo

£222.74

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2414
Theft excess: £2414
More info
Alamo

£237.49

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £2414
Theft excess: £2414
More info
Alamo

£251.06

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

Enterprise availability at AUCKLAND AIRPORT

KIA RIO

4-seat Economy
or similar

KIA RIO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
Enterprise

£222.77

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
Enterprise

£237.52

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
Enterprise

£251.10

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Auckland for a 35 year old lead driver

National availability at AUCKLAND AIRPORT

KIA RIO

4-seat Economy
or similar

KIA RIO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
National

£246.63

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
National

£263.16

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £105
Damage excess: £1509
Theft excess: £1509
More info
National

£280.29

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Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We get how frightening and daunting choosing a rental car insurance product can be. The extra charges that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these can include:

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

Many car hire websites mask the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the terms and conditions. Customers are then surprised 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 hinder 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 the site when booking your rental.

Things to check when driving away your vehicle rental

You'll have received car hire location collection details with your confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to get to the car rental pick up location before you begin your trip

If you haven't done so already ,check the vehiclehire terms. There could be additional charges for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.

Always check the wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you are in a rush to begin your trip

All the cars listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you ensure that the tank is full before you set off. If it isn't you must inform the rental company immediately

Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and check which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on

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