As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential cover will appear as a choice in the car hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical 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 terms and conditions on the extras page of the website
You will have received car hire pick up location details with the email confirmation. Spend some time to understand how to get to the vehicle rental collection location before you begin your trip
All the rentals listed on our website include a full to full fuel policy. You should ensure that the tank is full prior to setting off. if you find that it isn't you should report this to the rental company immediately
Always check the wheels and door locks for damage as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you're in a rush to begin your journey
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and check which side of the car the fuel cap is on
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the car and reporting it to the car hire provider before starting your trip
Spending some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any problems with the vehicle rental provider when returning the vehicle
If you've not already ,check the carrental T&Cs. There could be additional fees for border crossing etc so ensure that you understand these.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
All of our rentals in Panama 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.
Car rentals in Panama 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.
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Panama. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.
Don't forget that often car rental brands that will accept debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.
It is useful to understand the alternative payment and currency options for your car hire in Panama, as payments for add ons (such as GPS and extra drivers) might need to be paid for in the local currency (by credit card) when you pick up the car.
One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car rental companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a significant amount of money , if you opt to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following you've returned the car.
When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it often means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll more often than not be given the option 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.
Most of the Panama car hire companies we include will accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; sometimes these do have special T&Cs associated to them. Be careful to check the terms and conditions if you'd like to pick up the car using a debit card.
It's ridiculously easy on the website to filter which car rental brands can accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire companies can accept your card type on collection.
Frequently, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card on collection without any extra charges. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of the booking process.
Would you prefer us to allow you to pay using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch and let us know. We are open to ideas about how to improve the service we offer and make booking your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.
We work hard to make sure that car rental on your trip is stress free!
We work alongside the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Enterprise, Hertz and Alamo.
Review the cheapest car hire prices in Panama from brands you can trust, including Alamo, Thrifty and Europcar.
To be listed on the site, all cars must come with a full to full fuel policy and absolute clarity regarding insurance and security deposit amounts.
We offer a huge amount of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
Rent your car now with no credit card fees or hidden payments.
If your plans change you can edit or cancel your rental for free up to 48 hours before you collect.
The team at Stress Free spend hours trawling through terms and conditions so that you don't need to. All key facts of the hire contract are clearly visible on every page of our website
Confused by security deposits? We are here to guide you every step of the way. We work hard to deliver complete clarity regarding security deposits and all of the other fees involved.
Stress Free Car Rental are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make hiring a car Stress Free for our customers
Extra drivers are available to book in advance on our website on the extras page. In most cases you will pay for extra drivers when you pick up your rental.
Vehicle Models at each car hire location can vary. You will always be provided with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact model may vary from the one booked. If you would prefer a particular model, at most car hire locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on our website to find guaranteed model rentals.
Car rental availability can change significantly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important thing to recognise that affects car rental prices. Factor this in when considering your rental.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect car rental, including options with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and reduced insurance excess options.
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared to the alternatives.
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.