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Collecting your Uruguay Car hire without a credit card and other payment card options.

Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.

It's important to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car rental companies frequently hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a considerable amount of money and if you opt to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until weeks after your rental has ended.

We've made it incredibly easy on the website to view which car rental partners do accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire partners do accept your card type at the collection desk.

Most of the Uruguay car hire companies we include on the website will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; sometimes these do have different conditions related with them. Be careful to understand the terms if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.

Would you like us to take payment using something other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to get in touch and let us know. We are open to ideas about how to enhance the service we offer and make arranging your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Don't forget that often car rental partners that will accept debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

Very often, 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 allowed, along with the different car hire excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.

You can book using a huge range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

It is useful to understand the payment and currency options for your car hire in Uruguay, as often payments for add ons (such as GPS and extra drivers) might need to be settled in local currency (by credit card) on vehicle collection.

Tips for Driving your car hire in Uruguay

Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.

If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Uruguay the car rental provider might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you will be informed via email once this has taken place

It can be daunting at first to hire a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday

If you'd like to drive across the border to a different country, be sure to check the T&Cs for cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that you will not be insured if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

If you'd like to leave the car in a different location to the place you picked it up from, all extra one way fees are already included in the price listed on the site.

When driving overseas many countries have very stringent laws relating to consuming alcohol when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle

you should keep some change ready in the car to pay for tolls. most toll roads will accept credit cards but it's better to have some change as a backup

Uruguay frequently asked questions

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Uruguay 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.

Can I cancel my rental in Uruguay if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Uruguay?

All of our rentals in Uruguay 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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Uruguay?

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.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in Uruguay?

We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Uruguay

Stress Free Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a car with us.

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the car hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

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

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

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 exists because of our personal frustration with the process of renting a car.

Brands we work with include the main car hire companies like Europcar and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our car hire price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

Pricing on our website includes extra fees that other price comparison websites often don't include - this ensures that our process is as transparent as possible.

Our website checks millions of cheap car hire deals at 1000s of car rental locations to source the best deals and ensure that booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it can be

Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any car hire providers. We're cautious to only work with car rental brands you can trust.

The reason we do things a bit differently is because we got fed up of seeing people being hit with unexpected fees and knew we could provide a more transparent service.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire cover we provide.

Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car rental booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your vehicle rental, so that you understand the total cost of everything before completing your booking.

Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

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No need to worry 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 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.


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