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.
You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Quite often, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection with no additional fees. You can compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance options on the second step of our booking process.
Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Please get in touch and let us know. We're always open to new ideas regarding how to improve our service to make arranging your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.
Lots of the USA car rental companies we work with will accept a debit card when you collect the car; but often these do have special terms and conditions related with them. Be careful to understand the terms if you'd like to pick up the car using a debit card.
If you choose Basic or Essential Cover for your rental, this usually means that you'll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the rental partner at the collection desk, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
It's worth remembering that quite often car rental companies that will accept debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
It's really easy on the website to identify which car rental companies will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental brands will accept your card type at the collection desk.
One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money and if you opt to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks following you've returned the car.
It can be useful to understand the different payment and currency options for your car rental in USA, as some payments for extras (like booster seats and Sat Nav) might have to be settled in the local currency (by credit card) when you pick up the car.
Before you start your journey take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
it can be a good idea to keep some change available in the vehicle to pay for tolls. Many tolls will accept cards but it's better to have some change as a backup
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful of road circles. You should navigate road circles in an anti-clockwise direction, giving way to traffic already on the roundabout to the left.
If you intend to drive across the border into another country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for additional fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's the possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen
Sometimes it's daunting at first to drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your holiday
When driving in a different country many countries have very stringent regulations relating to drinking alcohol when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your rental
If you'd like to drop off the car in a different place to the place you collected it from, any extra one way charges are included in the price listed on our website.
When you are planning a long road trip ensure that you top up the fuel tank before driving away from the main towns. Sometimes there are very long distances between petrol stations in USA
If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in USA the car rental company will deduct this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you'll be informed by email once this has taken place
Driving in USA is on the right hand side of the road
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the vehicle rental procedure as simple as we can.
When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're spending beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your vehicle hire and get a full refund up until 48 hours prior to collection.
Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.
Picking up at the airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car hire company to wait for you if your flight is late. We recommend that you check the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.
When you complete your booking with us you'll receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental details included. This email includes directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Save on your car hire in USA by booking your car well in advance. Take some time to shop around the various different prices.
You'd like to pay with a debit card? Need a GPS included? No problem. We have all the options on our website including the best prices for add ons such as additional drivers and GPS. We also offer options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find these options
Just let us know and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, simple!
We don't hide any charges, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
We get how frightening and daunting picking a rental car excess cover product can be. The extra fees that make up the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these can include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you, your family and your trip. You can review the details of these on the extras page of the site when making a booking.
Many car hire websites mask the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the small print. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
We work hard 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 USA
An example average cost for 5 days in Orlando for November is GBP344.15 for a lead driver aged 35
The following car rental brands are available in USA: Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Easirent.
All of our rentals in USA 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.
All of our rentals in USA are fully insured with zero excess. You can purchase optional top up cover on our extras page
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more details see the terms and conditions on the extras page of the website
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.
Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of extra charges that standard insurance doesn't.