There's a bucket load of reasons why we're 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 renting a vehicle.
Brands we work with include the larger vehicle hire companies like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.
Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any Minibus rental firms. We're careful to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.
We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our Minibus hire price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Pricing on our website includes additional fees that other vehicle hire websites don't usually include - this ensures that our process is as clear-cut as possible.
Our website collects and compares millions of prices at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to source low cost deals and ensure that booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as possible
Stress Free Car Rental work hard to ensure that we provide you with all of the best Minibus hire deals with no nasty surprises.
The reason we do things a bit differently is because we got annoyed with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and felt like we could provide a better service.
We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when renting a Minibus on our website.
One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, Minibus hire companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a large amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after you've returned the vehicle.
Don't forget that frequently Minibus rental partners that will allow debit card on collection are more costly than those that accept credit card only.
Would you prefer us to allow you to pay with a method other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas regarding how we can enhance our service to make arranging your vehicle hire a Stress Free experience.
Frequently, Minibus rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card on collection without any additional charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different vehicle hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.
Most of the Minibus hire partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the Minibus; often these do have different T&Cs related to them. Ensure that you review the contract terms if you intend to pick up the Minibus using a debit card.
It's ridiculously simple on the website to view which X rental partners will accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the Minibus rental brands do accept your preferred card type at the counter.
When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will usually be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the vehicle, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
It is good to understand the currency and payment options for your Minibus rental, as some payments for add ons (like extra drivers and sat nav) might need to be paid for in local currency (by credit card) at the collection desk.
You can book using a large range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
If you are planning a golf trip with your friends or a holiday with your extended family, our website compares a wide range of low cost vehicles for rental in Edinburgh, from all of the brands you can trust like National and many more, we're certain to have an affordable Minibusoption that meets your requirements perfectly.
Need an additional driver? look out for special bundles on our site for Minibus hire including free extra drivers. These deals can save you money compared to paying for additional drivers when you pick up the vehicle.
All of the vehicles in Edinburgh on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. This means you can change your mind and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.
Would you like to hire a Minibus in Edinburgh without a credit card? We include all of the payment options allowing you to collect your Minibus hire using a debit card instead. You can use the filter section on our search page to find these options.
Our website only compares vehicles that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle in Edinburgh with a full tank and return it full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for fuel, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.
If you're trying to find a Minibus rental in Edinburgh with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your vehicle rental (sometimes to zero).
Still confused? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a Minibus in Edinburgh with us.
Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical Minibus rental combinations the cover isn't always 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 vehicle and other things. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website
Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of extra costs that standard insurance does not.
For city dwellers, you've got lots of choice! Between Edinburgh and its charming counterpart Perth to more northern cities like Aberdeen there is a pace and size of city just for you. If you want to get away from everything take your rental car from Stress Free Car Rental and drive up to Northern Scotland, maybe even take a ferry up to the Orkney Islands!
Scotland is also supported by two main airports. If you're arriving and departing Scotland from different airports, you can collect your car hire at Glasgow Airport and drop off the hire car at Edinburgh Airport or collect/drop off at any other airport in the UK. The pricing displayed on the website always includes all one-way fees in the price .
Scotland, with its jaw-dropping coastline, scenery and iconic cities like Glasgow that are filled with great buildings and stories, is a more appealing place to visit than ever before. With fantastic transport links in Edinburgh on both public transport and by hire vehicle it couldn't be easier to visit this great country!
Premium insurance is the highest level of Minibus hire insurance we offer.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the vehicle hire counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your Minibus hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your Minibus rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before you pay.
Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the vehicle using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which Minibus rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.
During the COVID pandemic the safety of customers remains our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental include free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire including insurance. Throughout April and May, we've reduced our cancellation and refund lead time, our team deal with all refunds within 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - the refund usually clearing to the customer's credit card in less than a week.
All of our car hire partners are implementing extra cleaning precautions throughout the ongoing COVID pandemic. Here's an overview of some of the addional measures being taken.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene process, including rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.
Europcar are carrying out additional vehicle deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Keys are also disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with each rental desk cleaned between each customer interaction.
New processes are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Employees are now wearing PPE including gloves and masks. Greenmotion are also fully sanitising each vehicle between every rental.
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.