You can pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a 14 seater on our website.
Lots of the 14 seater hire brands we include on the website in Birmingham will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; but some of these do have special conditions related with them. Ensure that you understand the T&Cs if you plan to pick up the 14 seater using a debit card.
If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover for your vehicle, it usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You'll usually be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 14 seater with us.
Essential cover will be available as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner 14 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle hire booking in Birmingham, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety continues to be our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire including insurance. Throughout the current crisis, we have significantly reduced our cancellation and refund time, we process all refunds within 1 business day of receiving a customer cancellation request - with the refund clearing to the customer's account in less than one week.
Our car hire providers have implemented advanced cleaning precautions, in line with local regulations, throughout the ongoing pandemic. Here's an overview of the extra steps being carried out.
Between each rental, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning procedure, involving rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.
Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in
Europcar have implemented extra vehicle deep cleaning measures. Vehicle keys are also disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with each rental desk cleaned thoroughly between every customer collection.
If you'd like to jump on a flight into the UK, the nearest airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, which is 7 miles away (as the crow flies) from central Birmingham. Located in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham International Airport is the regions main airport, handling approximately 11 million passengers per annum. The Airport offers regular flights to city break destinations with car rental available to pick up when you arrive, including Faro Airport in Portugal, Malaga and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham International also handles transatlantic flights meaning you can book your car hire in New York before you jet off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham International Airport, most of the car hire brands at Birmingham Airport are located within the terminal building. Look out for the signs once you clear the customs area with your bags.
You also have the possibility of arriving into East Midlands airport located around 33 miles from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport, with frequent flights to and from all of the UKs favourite European sunshine destinations, all of these locations have hire cars available to pre book at the airport, including Alicante Airport and Malaga in Spain. The car hire desks at East Midlands International Airport is located inside the terminal. Look out for the signs when you've passed the luggage collection area.
30 miles further away than East Midlands airport is Manchester airport. Manchester Airport (MAN) connects the North West to most destinations throughout the world, the airport handles over 30 million passengers a year. As a major UK airport, Manchester handles many departures per day to all popular countries. You're able to reserve your hire car before landing at locations including Madrid Airport and Murcia in Spain You can also take transatlantic flights with hire cars available when you arrive at Miami Airport, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando or San Francisco. You're also able to fly direct into Heathrow Airport in London to pick up your hire car when you land, with several flights available every day. When you land and clear security, the majority of the hire cars at Manchester Airport are in the car hire village which is a short mini bus ride away from the airport terminal.
A possible fourth airport alternative is Liverpool airport which is approximately 71 miles away from Birmingham. Liverpool Airport provides regular flights available to most holiday locations, these include Alicante and Murcia where you're able to pick up a car rental when you arrive . If you intend to arrive into the UK via Liverpool Airport, we include a wide range of low cost car hire deals at Liverpool Airport, most of which are available to collect a short free mini bus drive from the airport terminal .
Known for its railway network there are plenty of famous railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is famed for its incredible building and fantastic transport links to both the north and south of the UK.
Shrewsbury has had a huge amount of money put into them over the years and because of this, they're bigger and better than ever. From Market Harborough and its stunning architecture to Coventry with its quirky restaurants and bars. You really are spoiled for choice.
There's so much to do no matter what your hobbies are, there are places in more rural areas like the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds that you can hike and admire or if you fancy something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Burton-On-Trent which have huge student populations and areas that have trendy places to relax on a weekend, in particular the Transport Museum in Coventry
As well as nearby rail stations, the Midlands is also a hub for air travel. The Midlands is home to Birmingham Airport, the UK's 7th busiest airport is located 7 miles away from Birmingham. If you intend to collect your car hire at Birmingham airport there's a wide range of choice both in terms of vehicle types and brands.
Sharing the driving on your trip? keep an eye out for special offers on the website for 14 seater rentals including free extra drivers. These deals can save you a small fortune compared to paying for extra drivers when you pick up the vehicle.
We only list 14 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might compare at a lower cost on other websites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive extra fees for refuelling, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.
If you're looking for 14 seater hire with no excess and no deposit, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (often to zero).
The 14 seaters on our website include a price match guarantee and free cancellation. You're able to change your plans and cancel with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.
There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.
So, the reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got fed up of seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and felt like we could provide a better service.
We don't like to work with just any 14 seater hire providers. We're careful to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.
Premium cover is the highest level of 14 seater hire cover we provide.
Selecting Premium Cover is optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle rental counter, It might be less expensive to buy this in advance on our website when you make your 14 seater rental booking.
So that you can understand all of the options regarding which 14 seater rental insurance product is best for you for your rental in Birmingham, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.