All of our rentals in USA are fully insured with zero excess. You can purchase optional top up cover on our extras page
The following car rental suppliers are available in USA: Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, National.
All of our rentals in USA include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel 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.
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.
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 car.
Our pricing always includes added fees that other car hire websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our service is as transparent as it can be.
The reason we do things differently is because we got frustrated with seeing people getting shortchanged and thought we could provide a better service.
We don't work with just any car rental firms. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our car rental price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Our website compares millions of prices at 1000s of car hire locations to obtain great offers and ensure that booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it should be
Stress Free Car Rental work to deliver customers with all of the best car hire deals in USA with no hidden fees.
Brands 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 our website.
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.
Many 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 car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the full price of everything before starting your trip.
We want you to be able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.
We appreciate how daunting and frightening picking a hire car insurance product can be. The fees that are included in the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these include:
A lot of car rental websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then shocked when the cash 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 plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
If you've chosen Essential or Basic Cover with your car rental, it often means that you'll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You'll more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than credit card or debit card? Do contact us and let us know. We are always open to ideas about how we can improve the service we offer and make arranging your car hire a Stress Free experience.
Lots of the USA car rental brands we include will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; some of these do have special conditions related with them. Always be sure to understand the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card when you collect the car.
We've made it ridiculously easy on our website to filter which car hire brands can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire partners do accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.
Be careful when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card at the collection desk, car rental companies frequently hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a considerable amount of money and if you choose to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks following your rental has ended.
Before driving away take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
If you intend to take the car across a border into a different country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
It can be daunting the first time you rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your trip
you should keep some loose change available in the car to pay for toll roads. Many tolls accept credit cards but it's better to have some change just in case
When you are planning a longer drive be sure to fill up the fuel tank before leaving the main cities. Sometimes there are very long distances between petrol stations in USA
If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in USA the vehicle hire company might take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you will be informed by email once this has been processed
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.