As always ensuring safety remains our highest priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we include free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. During the crisis, we've reduced the cancellation and refund lead time, all refunds are processed within 24 hours of receiving a cancellation request - with the funds clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than 7 business days.
All of our car rental partners are implementing advanced cleaning processes, in line with local regulations, during the current COVID pandemic. Here's an summary of some of the further measures being taken.
New protocols are now in place with Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Staff are also now wearing protective equipment including gloves and masks. Each car is being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between every rental.
Europcar have implemented additional car deep cleaning measures. Keys are also disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with all desks cleaned between every customer interaction.
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You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a 8 Seater on our website.
We've made it ridiculously simple on the website to filter which 8 seater hire brands can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the 8 seater hire partners do accept your preferred card type when you pick up the vehicle.
If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover with your vehicle, it often means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the vehicle. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire company on collection, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Premium insurance is the highest option for 8 seater hire insurance we provide.
Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when renting 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. Customers can also often collect the vehicle using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your 8 seater rental, so that you understand the full price of everything before starting your trip.
Known for its famous rail network there are lots of famous old railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is famed for its amazing building and fantastic transport links to all parts of the UK.
As well as 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 intend to pick up your car hire at Birmingham airport there's a great deal of choice both in terms of brands and vehicle types.
Newark has had a huge amount of investment put into them over time and as a result, they are bigger and better than ever. From Market Harborough and its amazing architecture to Sutton Coldfield with its quirky restaurants and bars. You're really spoiled for choice.
There's 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 admire or if you want something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Telford which have huge student populations and areas that have great places to relax on a weekend, in particular the Transport Museum in Coventry
Need help finding your rental in Birmingham? Get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
The 8 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. You can change your plans and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.
Whether you are planning a business trip with a group or a family vacation, our website compares a broad range of cheap 8 seaters for hire in Birmingham, from brands you can trust like Europcar and many more, we are certain to include an affordable 8 seater rental that meets your requirements .
If you're looking for 8 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 rental (sometimes to zero).
If you're planning to enter the UK via an airport, the nearest international airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, which is located 7 miles away from central Birmingham. Serving passengers in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham Airport is the regions main international airport, servicing around 11 million passengers a year. The Airport offers regular departures to city break destinations with car hire available when you arrive, including Malaga Airport and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham Airport also handles transatlantic routes so you can book your rental car in New York before heading off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham International Airport, the majority of the car hire brands at Birmingham International Airport are inside the terminal building. Look out for the signs when you clear security with your bags.
You could also consider the possibility of arriving into East Midlands airport which is approximately 33 miles from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport, with regular flights to and from most of the popular holiday destinations, all of which have car hire available to pre book and collect on arrival, including Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. The car rental area at East Midlands Airport is located inside the terminal. Look out for the signs when you've passed passport control.
30 miles further away than East Midlands airport is Manchester airport. Manchester Airport (MAN) is one of the UKs busiest airports, servicing over 30 million passengers a year. As a major UK airport, Manchester airport handles many departures per day to all of the most popular locations. You can reserve your rental car before you arrive at locations including Alicante Airport and Barcelona in Spain There are also regular transatlantic flights with hire cars available to collect on arrival in Orlando Airport, Miami, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco. You're also able to fly direct into Heathrow (LHR) Airport in London and then collect the rental car when you arrive, with multiple flights each day. When you land and clear security, all of the main brand rental cars at Manchester Airport are in the car hire village which is just a short mini bus ride away from the airport terminal.
A possible fourth alternative is Liverpool airport which is located 71 miles away from central Birmingham. Liverpool Airport has regular flights to many European destinations, the most popular include Milan and Naples Airport in Italy where you're able to collect a car rental when you arrive at the airport. If you intend to arrive to the UK via Liverpool Airport, we provide a range of low cost hire car deals at Liverpool Airport with no hidden fees guaranteed, most of the car rental brands are a short free mini bus drive from the terminal .
As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a 8 seater with us.
Our 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. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.
There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our 8 seater rental price match promise means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Our pricing for rentals in Birmingham always includes added fees that other websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our process is as clear-cut as possible.
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.