As always the safety of customers remains our highest priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. During the pandemic, we've reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, all refunds are processed inside of 24 hours of receiving the customer cancellation request - the refund clearing to the customer's credit card in less than a week.
Our car rental providers are carrying out extra cleaning precautions, following the applicable local regulations, throughout the current pandemic. Here's an summary of the addional measures being carried out.
Prior to collection of all rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation process, including rigorous cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.
New processes are now in place with Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Staff are also now wearing PPE such as gloves and masks. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between every rental.
Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in
Europcar have implemented additional car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Keys are also disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the pick up and drop off areas, with all desks cleaned between each customer collection.
We only compare 7 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full tank and return it full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up 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 sites, full to empty usually means you should expect some expensive additional fees for fuel, so always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.
Still confused? Get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.
If you're trying to find a 7 seater rental with no deposit and no excess, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your vehicle rental (sometimes to zero).
If you are travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, our website compares a wide range of cheap 7 seaters for hire in Birmingham, from all of the brands you can trust including Enterprise and many more, we are certain to have an 7 seater option that meets your requirements perfectly.
Want to hire a 7 seater without a credit card? We compare all the payment options allowing you to collect your 7 seater hire using a debit card. Use the filter section on our search results page to find these options.
If you plan to share the driving, look out for special discounts on our site for 7 seater hire including free extra drivers. These offers can save you a small fortune compared to paying for extra drivers when you pick up the vehicle.
If you're planning to fly into the UK, the nearest international airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, located 7 miles away from central Birmingham. Serving passengers in the Midlands of England, Birmingham International Airport is the midland's main international airport, servicing approximately 11 million passengers a year. Birmingham International provides regular departures to holiday destinations with car rental available when you arrive, including Malaga Airport and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham also handles transatlantic flights so you can book your rental car in New York before heading off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham , the majority of the rental car brands at Birmingham Airport are inside the terminal building. Follow the signs when you clear the customs area with your bags.
There is also the choice of flying into East Midlands airport which is approximately 33 miles away from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport, with frequent flights to most popular European sunshine destinations, all of which have car rental available to collect at the airport, including Alicante Airport and Malaga in Spain. The car hire collection area at East Midlands International Airport is inside the terminal building. Look out for the signs when you're passed the luggage collection area.
30 miles further away than East Midlands airport is Manchester airport. Manchester Airport (MAN) is the North West's busiest airport, the airport handles more than 30 million passengers per year. As one of the busiest airports in the UK, Manchester airport has many departures per day to all popular destinations. You have the option to reserve your car hire before arriving at destinations including Portugal, Italy and Croatia Regular international flights with rental cars available on arrival in Orlando Airport, Miami, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco. You can also fly directly into Heathrow (LHR) Airport in London to collect the hire car on arrival, with multiple flights each day. When you land and clear security, most of the hire cars at Manchester Airport are in the car rental village which is just a short mini bus ride from the terminal.
A possible fourth airport alternative is Liverpool airport which is approximately 71 miles from central Birmingham. Liverpool Airport provides regular flights available to most popular European locations, these include Faro and Lisbon Airport in Portugal where you're able to pick up a car rental when you land at the airport. If you plan to arrive to the UK via Liverpool Airport, we include a range of the best car rental deals at Liverpool Airport, most of the car rental brands are available to collect a short free mini bus drive from the terminal building.
We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 7 seater on our website.
It's practical to know the alternative currency and payment options for your 7 seater rental, as some payments for add ons (like extra drivers and sat nav) might have to be paid in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) on collection.
Would you prefer us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do contact us to let us know. We're always open to new ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer and make paying for your vehicle hire as Stress Free as it can be.
When you include Essential or Basic Cover with your vehicle, this usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the vehicle, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
There is just so much to do no matter what your interests are, there are areas in the countryside like the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds that you can walk and view or if you want something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Stoke On Trent which have huge student populations and areas that have great places to relax on a weekend, in particular the Transport Museum in Coventry
Famed for its famous rail network there are lots of famous old railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is known for its amazing building and fantastic transport links to all parts of the UK.
Along with nearby railway stations, this part of the world is also a hub for air travel. The Midlands is the location of Birmingham Airport, the UK's 7th busiest airport is located 7 miles away from Birmingham. If you plan to pick up your car hire at Birmingham airport there's a great deal of choice both in terms of vehicle types and brands.
Rugby has had a great deal of investment put into them over time and as a result, they are bigger & better than ever. From Oxford and its amazing architecture to Birmingham with its quirky restaurants and bars. You're really spoiled for choice.
As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a 7 seater with us.
Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical 7 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website
Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking in Birmingham, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra costs that standard insurance does not.
There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any 7 seater rental firms. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
7 seater hire providers we work with include big vehicle hire companies like Enterprise and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not include these on the website.
Premium insurance is the highest option for 7 seater hire insurance we offer.
Choosing Premium Insurance is optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, It might be less expensive to book this up front on our website when you make your 7 seater hire booking.
Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle hire insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
So that you're able to make an informed decision relating to which 7 seater rental insurance product is right for you for your rental in Birmingham, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to provide you the option 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.