You can compare all of the car hire deposit options on our website, including options with a low deposit and no deposit wherever they’re available. Car hire deposits can be up to £3,000 in some locations so we’ve made it really easy for you to see how much the deposit will be before you reserve your rental.
A security deposit Is the amount held on your credit or debit card when you collect the car. This is usually made up of the following...
You can significantly reduce your deposit by using the filters on our search results page to filter out the amount of security deposit you’re comfortable with.
You can also take a look at our Premium Cover options that often include the option to reduce the deposit to the cost of a tank of fuel – which is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
A security deposit is the amount that is held on your credit card when you collect the car. This usually consists of an amount for fuel and an insurance excess amount. We offer rentals with no security deposit so that you can reduce the amount held on your credit card.
Security deposit amounts vary for each car hire supplier based on the location and vehicle type. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters.
We work hard to make sure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including the deposit amount that you need to pay when you collect the car.
All of our rentals 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.
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 strive to be the best car hire website around so that you know when you book through us you're getting the best price, value and service.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.
To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your details.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, extras and young driver fees.
Renting a car, let along booking a holiday, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of renting a car.
Our pricing always includes additional fees that other websites don't usually include - this ensures that our service is as straightforward as it can be.
We won't be beaten on price. Our car rental price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
So, the reason we do things differently is because we got frustrated with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and knew we could provide a better service.
Car rental companies we list on the website include the larger car hire companies like Hertz and Enterprise there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.
We work to deliver customers with all of the best car hire deals in with no unexpected charges.
Stress Free Car Rental don't work with just any car hire providers. We're careful to only work with car rental brands you can trust.
Our technology collects and compares millions of cheap car hire deals at 1000s of car rental locations to obtain amazing deals and ensure that booking them on our website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it can be
Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience
Stress Free Car Rental only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared with other car rental fuel policies.
Vehicle Makes at each car rental location are variable. You will always be provided 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 displayed. If you require a particular model, at most car hire locations we provide pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model options.
You can use the filters on our search page to find your ideal rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.
Extra drivers are available to reserve on the website on the extras page. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.
Car rental prices can vary greatly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important factor to consider that affects car rental prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.
You will have received car hire location collection details with the confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the vehicle hire collection location before you leave
Beside the exterior, we also recommend documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the vehicle rental company before starting your trip
Before driving away ,review the carhire terms and conditions. There might be additional charges for border crossing etc so ensure that you understand these.
If you've bought Premium excess cover on our web site or you have a different insurance policy, we recommend to make time to inspect the vehicle for damage. We advise taking photos with your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the car that is not highlighted in your rental agreement you should inform the car rental provider
Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the car the filler cap is on
All the vehicles displayed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always check that the tank is full before you set off. if you find that it isn't you must inform the rental company immediately
Spending a little time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the car rental provider when returning the car
Remember to inspect alloy wheels and door locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you're in a rush to begin your trip
Pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
Would you like us to allow you to pay with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We are always open to ideas regarding how we can improve the service we offer and make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.
Be careful when deciding if you want to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a significant amount of money and if you choose to pay with a debit card this can be debited from your bank account and not returned until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.
Lots of the car hire brands we include accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have special conditions associated with them. Always be sure to check the contract terms if you plan to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it often means that you'll have to have 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 purchase a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
We've made it ridiculously simple on our website to filter which car rental brands do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire companies do accept your preferred card type on collection.
It can be practical to know the alternative currency and payment options for your car hire in , as often payments for extras (like extra drivers and child seats) might need to be paid in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on collection.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
Usually, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any additional charges. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.
It's worth remembering that frequently car hire brands that will allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the car hire procedure as easy as we can.
Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed on each page.
Just let us know and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, stress free!
Picking up at the airport but not sure what your flight number is? No Problem - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if the flight is late. We recommend that you review the T&Cs to understand what to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.
When you complete your booking with us you will receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental information included. The email will include directions to the car rental pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email
Need to pay by debit card? Require a GPS included? Not a problem. You'll find all of the options on our website including great deals for add ons such as child seats and Toll pay devices. We offer options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. You can use the filters on the website to easily and quickly find these options
We don't hide any charges, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you are spending in advance - no scary fees, no hidden costs.
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your vehicle rental and receive a full refund until 48 hours before collecting your car.
Save on your car hire in by booking your car in advance. Take time to shop around the various different deals.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle 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 info see the terms and conditions on the extras page
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of additional costs that standard insurance does not.
We work hard to ensure that vehicle rental on holiday is easy!
Confused by security deposits? Stressfreecarrental.com is here to help you every step of the way. We endeavour to provide complete transparency regarding security deposits and all of the other charges involved.
To be listed on our website, all vehicles have to include a fair full to full fuel policy and total clarity about pay at desk amounts.
Rent your vehicle today with no hidden payments or credit card fees.
We offer a wide range of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with hatchbacks and convertibles.
If your plans alter you can change or cancel your rental agreement free of charge for up to 48 hours before you collect.
Review the best car rental deals in from brands you can trust, including National, Hertz and Europcar.
Our vehicles have cover for third party claims, damage and theft.
Our team spend days trawling through detailed T&Cs so that you don't have to. All of the key points of the hire contract are clearly displayed on every page of our website
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.