Enterprise Car Hire

Enterprise is one of the oldest and most trusted names in the business. The company was founded back in 1957 and, together with its sister brands Alamo and National, now has over 2 million vehicles across 90+ countries and over 10,000 branches to make it by far the largest vehicle rental company in the world.

Enterprise regularly top customer satisfaction surveys which has long been one of the business' core values. The high ratings from customers are partially a result of Enterprise's policy of replacing their vehicles every 1-2 years.

We recommend Enterprise to those customers who are prepared to pay slightly more for well-established brand, convenient locations (in-terminal at most airports), a better experience at the rental desk and for a modern, well-maintained vehicle.

Making a car rental booking with Enterprise on our website

We aim to be the best car hire agency around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best value, service and price.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

To start your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your information.

Renting a car, let along booking a holiday, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

All of the rentals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and senior driver fees.

How to find Enterprise Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

How to find Enterprise Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

Look out for deals on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. You can use the filters on the search results page to find bundled extra driver deals. You can also add an additional driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

Hiring a car with Enterprise without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the car is severely damaged, written off or stolen. However, the excess amount on hire cars can be high. It's normally between £1,000 to £2,200. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the car, the excess is held on your card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not taken from your card as a regular payment, it's held as a pending payment until you return the vehicle. You won't usually have to pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the car is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, the excess amount will be fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the insurance excess amount is taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up insurance at the collection desk.

To view car hire options with a £0 or reduced excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

Hiring a car with Enterprise without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Enterprise Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

Enterprise Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to collect your vehicle and drive it across the border , you should always review the terms and conditions. Most car hire providers insist that you inform them when you collect the car; and will charge extra fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, it's possible that the rental car will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You can find the details of cross border charges and fees by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to Hire with Enterprise with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you will usually be asked to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. The security deposit can vary significantly subject to the size of the vehicle and the excess amount. Car rental Security deposits can be anywhere between £100 and £2,200.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you book a rental with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), which is refunded when the car is dropped off with a full tank.

How to Hire with Enterprise with a Low Security Deposit

Renting a Car With Enterprise including Free Cancellation

Renting a Car With Enterprise including Free Cancellation

All the rentals we offer include a free cancellation policy. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel the car hire with a full refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you've purchased our Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you can cancel this with a refund up until the booking collection time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel the rental, this means that the money will be back in your account within 7 days.

Hiring a car with Enterprise including One Way Fees

Many of the vehicle rental brands we work with permit you to collect the car in one location and drop off the vehicle at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see on our website include any additional fees for this. You'll also see a full breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Hiring a car with Enterprise including One Way Fees

How to rent a car with Enterprise including Unlimited Mileage

How to rent a car with Enterprise including Unlimited Mileage

We offer unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often cheaper than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the daily mileage limit will always be clearly displayed. If you decide to book a rental including limited mileage, you'll be charged a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily allowance on every day, as long as the total miles used throughout the rental doesn't exceed the number of days X the daily allowance.

When you opt for a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. These can be found in our term and conditions. It's also possible to use the filters on our website to find rental cars including unlimited mileage which can save you money if you're planning a longer trip

Hiring a Car with Enterprise including Child Seats

You're allowed to take along your own child seats for your vehicle rental, as long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll have the opportunity to add them to your car rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats are paid in local currency when you collect the rental.

Hiring a Car with Enterprise including Child Seats

Enterprise Car Hire without a credit card

Enterprise Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Car hire during the COVID pandemic

As always the safety of customers remains our number one priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we include free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we have significantly reduced the cancellation and refund time, we now process all refunds inside of 1 business day of receiving a cancellation request - the refund clearing to the customer's account in less than a week.

Enhanced rental car hygeine procedures

All of our car rental partners are carrying out extra cleaning processes, in line with local regulations, throughout the current COVID pandemic. The following is an summary of some of the addional measures being carried out.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. This involves the deep cleaning every car between each hire ,including disinfecting the car keys.

We will continue to update this information as soon as new information becomes available.

Have any questions about Enterprise?

For my car hire with Enterprise, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Which car rental brands are available in Manchester United Kingdom?

The following car rental suppliers are available in Manchester United Kingdom: Enterprise.

What should I take with me when I collect the car from Enterprise?

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.

What's the cheapest fuel policy for car hire with Enterprise?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car 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.

Example Enterprise car hire prices at Manchester

Pickup on 2021-03-22 at 10:00, dropoff on 2021-03-27 at 09:30 in Manchester for a 35 year old lead driver

Enterprise Premium cars available at Manchester

MERCEDES E CLASS

5-seat Luxury
or similar

MERCEDES E CLASS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£928.55

MERCEDES E CLASS

5-seat Luxury
or similar

MERCEDES E CLASS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£892.84

MERCEDES C CLASS

4-seat Premium
or similar

MERCEDES C CLASS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£714.26

MERCEDES S350

4-seat Special
or similar

MERCEDES S350
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
More info
Enterprise

£1049.98

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£841.49

MERCEDES S350

4-seat Special
or similar

MERCEDES S350
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
More info
Enterprise

£1049.98

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£1009.78

RANGE ROVER SPORT

5-seat Special
or similar

RANGE ROVER SPORT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £3000
Theft excess: £3000
More info
Enterprise

£1071.41

RANGE ROVER SPORT

5-seat Special
or similar

RANGE ROVER SPORT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £3000
Theft excess: £3000
More info
Enterprise

£1142.83

MERCEDES C CLASS

4-seat Premium
or similar

MERCEDES C CLASS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£692.84

Enterprise Small cars available at Manchester

TOYOTA AYGO

4-seat Mini
or similar

TOYOTA AYGO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£247.50

VAUXHALL CORSA

4-seat Economy
or similar

VAUXHALL CORSA
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£470.24

VAUXHALL CORSA

5-seat Economy
or similar

VAUXHALL CORSA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£291.05

VAUXHALL CORSA

5-seat Economy
or similar

VAUXHALL CORSA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£485.09

VAUXHALL CORSA

4-seat Economy
or similar

VAUXHALL CORSA
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£257.39

Enterprise Medium cars available at Manchester

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£494.99

MERCEDES A CLASS

5-seat CompactElite
or similar

MERCEDES A CLASS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£593.99

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£296.99

MERCEDES A CLASS

5-seat CompactElite
or similar

MERCEDES A CLASS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£593.99

Enterprise People Carrier cars available at Manchester

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£841.49

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£791.98

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£1009.78

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£989.98

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA TOURER

7-seat Standard
or similar

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA TOURER
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£712.79

Enterprise Large cars available at Manchester

SKODA OCTAVIA

4-seat Intermediate
or similar

SKODA OCTAVIA
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£403.91

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£791.98

FORD KUGA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

FORD KUGA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£593.99

FORD KUGA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

FORD KUGA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
More info
Enterprise

£395.99

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA

5-seat Standard
or similar

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£653.39

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA

5-seat Standard
or similar

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£435.59

VOLKSWAGON PASSAT

5-seat Standard
or similar

VOLKSWAGON PASSAT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£653.39

VOLVO XC60

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VOLVO XC60
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£892.84

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£989.98

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA TOURER

7-seat Standard
or similar

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA TOURER
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1150
Theft excess: £1150
More info
Enterprise

£712.79

VOLVO XC60

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VOLVO XC60
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£999.98

SKODA OCTAVIA

4-seat Intermediate
or similar

SKODA OCTAVIA
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£605.87

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA

5-seat Standard
or similar

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £200
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Enterprise

£435.59

Enterprise SUV cars available at Manchester

FORD KUGA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

FORD KUGA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£593.99

FORD KUGA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

FORD KUGA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
More info
Enterprise

£395.99

VOLVO XC60

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VOLVO XC60
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£892.84

VOLVO XC60

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VOLVO XC60
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Enterprise

£999.98

RANGE ROVER SPORT

5-seat Special
or similar

RANGE ROVER SPORT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £3000
Theft excess: £3000
More info
Enterprise

£1071.41

RANGE ROVER SPORT

5-seat Special
or similar

RANGE ROVER SPORT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £500
Damage excess: £3000
Theft excess: £3000
More info
Enterprise

£1142.83

Example car hire terms at Manchester with Enterprise

At a glance

Driver Requirements

When collecting the vehicle, the lead driver must present the following:

  • Valid driver's licensee
    (If your license contains non-Latin characters, an International Driver's Permit is also required).
  • Passport
  • Credit card in the lead driver's name (no debit cards - premium vehicle)
  • Booking confirmation email
  • International drivers must also show their passport, proof of return travel and residency information whilst in the UK

The minium age for any vehicle is 25 years of age but will be higher for larger and premium vehicles - we only list vehicles that are available for the age you have provided.

Security Deposit

When collecting your vehicle you will be required to leave a security deposit ( £500 ) on your card. This will be refunded on return so long as your vehicle is not stolen or damaged.

The supplier accepts all major credit and debit cards. (You may not use Prepaid, Solo, Visa Electron or Diners Club).

Fuel Policy

Full to full - Your vehicle should be full when you collect it (or have at least half a tank) and you should return the vehicle with the same fuel level to avoid extra charges.

If you would prefer not to refuel when returning the vehicle, you can opt to pre-pay the fuel when you collect the vehicle.

Mileage Policy

Unlimited

Your mileage is unlimited with no special requirements or extra costs.

You are not permitted to take the vehicle into other countries with the exception of travel between the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Fees and Taxes

All taxes are included in this rate.

There is a £35 administration fee for the processing of any traffic/parking violations.

Vehicle Collection

Driver's License

When collecting the car, the lead and any additional drivers must present their full, valid photo driver's license. Photocopies are not accepted.

If you do not have a UK photo driver's license, additional photographic ID such as a passport will also be required.

All driver's must be at least 25 years of age.

For non-UK driver's licenses which contain characters that are not in the Roman Alphabet, you will also require an International Driver's License in addition to your license.

Credit/Debit Card

When you collect your vehicle you must present a valid credit or debit card in the lead driver's name on which a security deposit will be charged.

For credit cards, this amount is reserved on your card until you return the vehicle. For debit cards the payment is taken from your account and refunded on return but, depending on your bank, this can take 4-7 days.

The supplier accepts all major credit cards (Visa, AMEX, Master Card). Debit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are also accepted.

If paying by debit card you should ensure that the address it is registered to matches your home address (which should also be the same as on your license).

Diners’ cards, Travelers Cheques and cheques are not accepted.

Rental Agreement

Once your paperwork has been inspected, you will be asked to sign a Rental Agreement. This is a contract between you and the car hire company and contains the terms and conditions for your rental. The agreement may include some location-specific conditions as well as setting out the limitations of any cover you have and the extra costs you may be liable for. You will be given the keys once you and any additional drivers have signed the agreement but don't rush, once you've signed you are legally bound to the terms of that document.

Cross Border Rules

Cross border travel outside UK Mainland is permitted only into Shetland Islands, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. A cross border fee of £125 per rental applies. The vehicle must be returned to the territory where it was rented.

You must contact the local branch at least 48 hours prior to collection of the vehicle to arrange cross border travel.

Insurance and Cover

Included in the price

This product includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with Theft Protection and Third Party Liability Cover. This means that you are insured for damage to or theft of the vehicle and also against any third party claims. Should there be a claim, you will be liable up to the value of the excess payment unless additional insurance is taken out.

Roadside Assistance is provided but you may be liable for the costs should you deemed to be at fault.

Exclusions

The standard insurance included in this product does not cover you damage to the wheels/tyres, lost keys, optional accessories, mis-fueling or towing charges where driver at fault.

You are not covered for death or injury to yourself or any passengers and nor are your own personal belongings covered. You will be offered Personal Accident Insurance and Personal Effects Insurance at the collection desk.

Insurance Excess

This vehicle comes with basic cover for theft or damage to the vehicle.

Should there be any damage, you will be liable for up to £1400 inclusive of taxes.

You will be offered excess protection cover at the colleciton desk

Please pay attention to the procedure for reporting an incident which will be explained in your rental agreement at the collection desk. Failing to follow this procedure could result in you being liable for the full value of the claim.

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Fuel Options

Depending on the supplier, you will typically have two choices when it comes to paying for fuel.

  • Full to Full: This is usually the most cost effective option. The vehicle will be fuill when you collect and you must fill it up again just prior to return. If you select this policy and do not re-fill the vehicle, the supplier will charge you for the fuel you have used at a price that is often higher than would be charged at a local service station.
  • Pre-paid: This is the most convenient option. You pre-pay your tank of fuel (including a service charge) which means you collect the vehicle full and can return it empty at no extra charge. Note that you will not be refunded for fuel you do not use. Some suppliers give us the "pre-paid" rate where we include this in your price but usually we offer "Full to Full" and you would ask to pre-pay your tank at the collection desk.
XXX Your fuel policy options will be explained at the collection desk.

Additional Drivers

Additional drivers are added at the time of collection. The additional driver fee is £18.33 per day (incl. VAT) to a maximum charge of £183.

As with the main driver, the additional drivers must be at least 25. Be aware that larger or more expensive vehicles require all drivers to be 30 or older.

Other Extras

When driving in the UK, any child who is under 12 years old or less than 135cm (4ft 5in) must use a child seat. Infant Seats, Child/Toddler Seats and Booster Seats are available and must be added on our Extrras page as part of your booking to be reserved.. All cost £12.69 per day to a maximum charge of £140.99. There is an extra one-way fee of £35 if you are not returning the child seat to the same location. You must fit the child seat yourself.

Be aware that child seats are mostly only available from airport and some station locations. If we offer them on the Extras page, they are available to be booked and we recommend you add them to your booking to help ensure availability.

GPS units are charged at £13.32 per day to a maximum of £91.65.

You will also be offered to extend your basic Roadside Assistance cover at the collection desk.

We recommend requesting any extras in advance as part of your booking to help ensure availability. All prices include VAT and all extras are paid for on collection.

Changes to length of rental

Customers are always advised to contact their rental office should they be late for collection. The supplier reserves the right to cancel your booking should you be more than 1 hour late unless agreed otherwise.

On returning the vehicle you will have a 29 minute grace period for late returns before you will be charged for a whole, additional day's rental.

There is no charge for returning a vehicle early.

It may be possible to extend your rental subject to vehicle availability. You must return in person with the vehicle to one of the supplier's offices to do this and a new booking will be created,

The maximum rental period is 89 days although you must return the vehicle for inspection every 28 days

General Terms

Cancellations
It is free to cancel your booking at any time until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle. Once within 48 hours of collection, you will not be able to cancel your booking and any payments made cannot be refunded.

Amendments
If you wish to make changes to your booking, you will most likely be required to cancel and rebook. There is no cost for cancellations. If you only wish to change your flight or phone number, you can email our customer services team on help@stressfreecarrental.com.

Refunds after vehicle collection
The suppler may refuse collection of your vehicle for reasons such as not being fit to drive, missing required identification or not having the correc type of payment card in the lead driver's name with sufficient funds available. In the event of such a refusal, no payments made will be refunded.

The supplier does not offer credit or refunds for early returns of the vehicle.

In the event of "Delayed Charges" (fines, motorway tolls, failing to refuel, extra days, damages, loss and any associated admin charges), your Security Deposit may only be part-refunded.

Vehicle Types
Unless we indicate a "guaranteed model", vehicles are reserved by class of vehicle and not by make and model. The vehicles displayed are the commonly used models for our partners in your chosen country. If that particular vehicle is not available, the supplier will typically offer another vehicle of the same or higher class at no additional cost.

Disabled Passengers
If you are travelling with disabled passengers, be sure to forward your confirmation email to help@stressfreecarrental.com with any special requirements and we will forward these to the supplier for you. We can't offer any guarantees that they will be able to help but we're happy to try. If you're collecting from an airport, providing your flight number will help.

Disabled Drivers
Most suppliers are able to provide left and right hand controls, often at no extra cost. Please contact us if you require assistance or further information and we'll be happy to enquire on your behalf.

Disclaimer
The Rental Terms displayed on stressfreecarrental.com are a summary of the rental company's own terms and conditions. We take every care to present the important details from these legal documents in a way that is easier for our customers to understand but, in so doing, some of the finer details may have been omitted. The rental company's terms are also subject to change; all efforts are made to keep our information up to date but there will inevitably be a small delay before we can do so. The full terms and conditions will be supplied as part of your Rental Agreement that you will receive and must sign before your rental can begin. If any customer would like to read the full terms and conditions prior to collecting their vehicle, please contact our customer support team.

Car rental terms

Insurance excess

Insurance excess
For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is almost always an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars is very high. It's usually between £1,000 to £2,500. If you fail to cover the excess you will be liable to pay for damage up to the value of the excess . Take a look at our Premium Cover hire car options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount blocked on your credit card when you pick up the car.

Additional driver fees

Car rental contracts is between the car hire company and the one person that signs the contract and will be the named driver. This requires that you will have to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £10a day ). We often list special offers that include extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being informed of the price.
Additional driver costs

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

Damage Liability
It provides insurance protection for damage in a similar way the insurance you have on your personal car does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can choose to insure with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Stress Free Car Rental also list car hire that include CDW with a zero excess

Excess Insurance

Choosing essential cover ensures you'll be refunded for the excess that's held on your credit card by the car rental company .

Excess reimbursement insurance also tends to cover other possible costs, such as towing, cleaning or admin fees, or misfuelling costs.
Essential Cover

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Theft liability cover (theft protection)
It covers the amount due if the hire car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess amount, this means you would be required to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £1,000 to £1,500, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

If you choose to insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you will be reimbursed for any of of the excess amount you pay (See essential cover). With Premium Cover the excess can be reduced.

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might injure or kill other people (such as your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be protected, you'd be responsible any claim, or treating injuries or covering their loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal fees and any court costs.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, which means you'll have to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £750 to £3,000, varying dependent on the value of the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to insure your excess amount, you will be refunded for all of the excess amount you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, your excess is often reduced to zero.
Third party liability insurance

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)
The rentals on our site always include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to pay a small deposit for fuel on your credit card when you pick up the car. Fill the car up and drop it off full and there will be no additional fees for fuel.

You will see full to empty policies on some other sites that seem to be better deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the admin and refuelling costs associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full .
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