There will usually be additional fees for taking your rental across borders. You should always check which countries you're allowed to take your car rental into by clicking the terms and conditions section and reading the cross border rules information on our website. For insurance reasons, you must inform the car rental company that you plan to take the rental across a border otherwise the rental will not be insured.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.
Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
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 T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional costs that standard insurance does not.
Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.
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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier and location. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
All of our rentals include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up 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.
We work hard to make sure that car hire on holiday is easy!
Review the cheapest car hire prices in from brands you can trust, including Enterprise, Hertz and Keddy.
Confused by security deposits? We are here to guide you through the whole process. We endeavour to provide complete clarity regarding security deposits and all of the other charges involved.
Rent your car now with no credit card fees or hidden payments.
We spend hours examining detailed T&Cs so that you don't have to. All key facts of the hire contract are clearly displayed every step of the way
To be listed on the site, all rentals have to include a fair full to full fuel policy and absolute clarity about security deposit and insurance costs.
Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
It's practical to know the payment options for your car hire in , as some payments for add ons (such as GPS and extra drivers) might have to be settled in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.
Would you like us to take payment using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We are open to new ideas about how to improve the service we offer to make arranging your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Many of the car hire brands we work with accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; often these do have special terms and conditions associated to them. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions if you want to pick up the car using a debit card.
Very often, car rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any extra fees. You're able to compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a significant amount of money , if you choose to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following you've returned the car.
Stress Free Car Rental are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience
Extra drivers are available to book in advance on our website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.
Vehicle types at each car hire location can vary. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one booked. If you require a particular make, at most car hire locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . You can use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model deals.
We only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared with other car rental fuel policies.
You can use the filters on our website to find your perfect car rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.
Car rental availability can change significantly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that influences car rental prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the car hire process as easy as we can.
We don't hide any charges, we are transparent from the get-go.
Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.
Picking up at an airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car rental provider to wait for you if the flight is late. Always review the terms and conditions to understand what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car hire and get a refund until 48 hours before collecting your car.
Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!
There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of renting a car.
Car hire providers we work with include big 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 don't list these on our website.
Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any car rental firms. We're selective to only work with car rental brands you can trust.
Stressfreecarrental.com work hard to ensure that we provide our customers with all of the best car hire deals in with no nasty surprises.
Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of cheap car hire deals at 1000s of car rental locations to hunt down great offers and make booking them on our website as easy, quick and Stress Free as possible
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car hire price match promise means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
The reason we decided to 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.
Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It can be less expensive to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
Lots of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
So that you're able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you understand the exact cost of everything before completing your booking.
We aim to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you book with us you're getting the best price, value and service.
All of the deals on our website include all extra fees including anything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be simpler, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check the status of your booking including payments and prices.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
To begin your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and input the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
We get how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car insurance product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a car 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 and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when booking your rental.
Many car rental websites mask the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the terms and conditions. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
You'll have received car hire location collection instructions with the confirmation email. Take time to understand how to find the vehicle rental pick up location before you begin your trip
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and check which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on
Spending some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the car hire provider when returning the car
All the rentals listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always ensure that the tank is full before you set off. If it is not you should inform the car hire company immediately
You should check the wheels and locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you are in a rush to begin your trip
If you've not already ,check the vehiclehire terms and conditions. There could be additional charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
If you have purchased Essential excess cover on the web site or you have a different policy, we recommend to take time to check the vehicle for pre existing damage. We also recommend taking photos with your phone of each part of the vehicle. If there is damage on the vehicle that is not highlighted in your hire agreement you must report this to the car rental provider
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.