SUV Rental

We compare SUV hire deals on a wide range of SUVs, including small SUVs like the Rav4 up to larger SUVs with 7 or more seats and lots of space for luggage. With better visibility due to a higher seating position and lots of space for bags, SUVs are a great option for travelling longer distance with luggage. The larger models often have configurable pop up seats so that you can optimise the storage capacity inside the cabin.

Rental car jargon explained

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire cars on our site always include a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on your credit card when you pick up the rental. Fill the car up and return it full and there's nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might see full to empty fuel policies on other sites that seem to be offering cheaper deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin fees included with full to empty fuel policies always make it much more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

Extra driver charges

Car rental contracts is between the car hire company and the one individual that signs the contract and will be the named driver. This means you have to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost ( can be up to £12a day or even more). We often list special offers that include extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being informed of the cost.

Essential Cover

Buying essential cover means you'll be refunded for the excess that's held on your credit card by the car rental company when you drop off the car.

Excess insurance also tends to cover other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

It covers the car for accident damage in a similar way the insurance cover you have on your personal car does. It includes an excess which you can choose to cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Stress Free Car Rental also include rental cars that include CDW with no excess amount

Car Rental excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is almost always an insurance excess held on your card* - this is similar to the excess on domestic car insurance in the UK. The excess on hire cars can be very high. It's often between £1,200 to £2,700. If you decide not to cover the excess you will be liable to pay for damage up to the value of the excess amount. Take a look at the Premium Cover hire car options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your card when you pick up the car.

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

It insures the amount due if the rental car is stolen. It is subject to an excess amount, which means you'll be required to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £950 to £1,500, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

If you choose to insure your excess , however, you will be refunded for the of the excess amount you have to pay (See essential cover). With Premium Cover your excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Third party liability insurance

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

Third party liability is subject to an excess, this means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £900 to £2,000, depending on the value of the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to insure your excess , you'll be reimbursed for any or all of the excess amount you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Compare trusted car hire brands in London United Kingdom

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

EXCEL LONDON

Address
EUROPCAR EXCEL LONDON
ONE WESTERN GATEWAY, ROYAL VICTORIA
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
5-6 KERRY AVENUE, PURFLEET IND PARK
PURFLEET
RM154YE

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
INTERNATIONAL WAY
OLYMPIC PARK
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

EXCEL LONDON

Address
EUROPCAR EXCEL LONDON
ONE WESTERN GATEWAY, ROYAL VICTORIA
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
5-6 KERRY AVENUE, PURFLEET IND PARK
PURFLEET
RM154YE

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
INTERNATIONAL WAY
OLYMPIC PARK
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

Green Motion London City Airport

Address
London Regatta Centre
1012 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QT

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BECKTON

Address
1 Claps Gate Lane
Beckton
London
E6 6JF

Opening hours
Monday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Tuesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Wednesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Thursday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Friday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Saturday: to
Sunday: to

GREENWICH

Address
Plot 5
Morden Wharf
Tunnel Avenue
Greenwich
SE10 0PA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Tuesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Wednesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Thursday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Friday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Saturday: to
Sunday: to

LONDON CITY APT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
E16 2PX

Opening hours

WOOLWICH

Address
5 PETTMAN CRESCENT
WOOLWICH
LONDON
SE28 0AJ

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21, RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

ILFORD

Address
970 ROMFORD ROAD
ILFORD
LONDON
E12 5LP

Opening hours

LONDON HEATHROW GB

Address
SHERATON HEATHROW HOTEL
MIDDLESEX

Opening hours

GREENWICH

Address
PLOT 5, MORDEN WHARD
GREENWICH
SE10 0PA

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21 RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

CLOSED LONDON BOW

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
145B BOW ROAD
LONDON
E3 2SA

Opening hours

ILFORD

Address
CITIPARK
Clements Raod
LONDON
IG1 1AG

Opening hours
Monday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Tuesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Wednesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Thursday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Friday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Saturday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Sunday: 23:59:00 to 23:59:00

Our Essential insurance options

Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a SUV seater with us.

Our essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the terms and conditions on the extras page

Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle hire booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.

Our advice to discover the best cheap SUV hire

Consider the dates you're booking:

To bag yourself a deal for your vehicle rental it makes sense to book , especially during peak times like Easter and Christmas. SUV rental can be in very high demand in the school holidays and the availability of larger vehicles is more restricted than most other types of car. If you change your mind or the price drops after you've booked your rental , we offer free cancellation, so you can cancel at any point up until 48 hours prior to collecting the vehicle.

Mileage and fuel policy:

If you are shopping around for your rental on different websites, be cautious to factor in the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Many other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you use more than the mileage allowance or hire a SUV with a full to empty fuel policy, you might be hit with some unexpected fees when you drop off the vehicle. We only compare full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Security deposit and excess:

Ensure that you check the amount you'll have to leave as a security deposit on your card. Often, for cheaper SUV rentals, you'll have to pay a more expensive security deposit, which is held on your card when you collect the car. You will see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Additional drivers and child seats:

You'll find the prices of these on the extras page. Whenever available we have special promotions, including additional drivers in the price. Where free extra drivers are available, you can find them displayed on the search results page of website.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you plan to drive your SUV across a border into a different country, additional fees are usually charged by the car hire provider. Always check the terms and conditions for these fees before you book as it can be quite expensive. If you can't find them on the website, contact one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Why we're different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

SUV rental companies we list on the website include the main vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't include these on the website.

We won't be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

So, the reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and thought we could provide a better service.

Our pricing always includes extra fees that other vehicle rental websites don't usually include - this ensures that your experience is as straightforward as it can be.

We provide customers with all of the best SUV rental deals with no nasty surprises.

Our technology collects millions of cheap SUV hire deals at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to find you great offers and ensure that booking them on the website as quick, easy and Stress Free as possible

We don't like to work with just any SUV hire companies. We're careful to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.

Example car prices at London

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

Europcar availability at LONDON CITY AIRPORT

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £250
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Europcar

£247.26

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

Europcar availability at LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

BMW X3 2.0 D XDRIVE M SPORT

5-seat PremiumElite
or similar

BMW X3 2.0 D XDRIVE M SPORT
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £250
Damage excess: £2000
Theft excess: £2000
More info
Europcar

£803.22

MERCEDES BENZ GLE 4X4

5-seat LuxuryElite
or similar

MERCEDES BENZ GLE 4X4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £250
Damage excess: £2000
Theft excess: £2000
More info
Europcar

£965.94

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
More info
Europcar

£278.76

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

Keddy by Europcar availability at LONDON CITY AIRPORT

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £700
Damage excess: £1400
Theft excess: £1400
More info
Keddy by Europcar

£211.49

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

Green Motion availability at Green Motion London City Airport

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£292.69

Renault Captur

5-seat Compact
or similar

Renault Captur
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£94.25

Honda CR-V

5-seat Standard
or similar

Honda CR-V
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£309.23

Renault Captur

5-seat Compact
or similar

Renault Captur
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£303.71

Peugeot 5008

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

Peugeot 5008
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£611.63

Honda CR-V

5-seat Standard
or similar

Honda CR-V
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£83.75

Honda CR-V

5-seat Standard
or similar

Honda CR-V
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£292.69

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£99.50

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£309.23

Volvo XC60 automatic

5-seat Premium
or similar

Volvo XC60 automatic
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£192.94

Peugeot 5008

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

Peugeot 5008
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1705
Damage excess: £1705
Theft excess: £1705
More info
Green Motion

£165.38

Renault Captur

5-seat Compact
or similar

Renault Captur
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£68.00

Honda CR-V

5-seat Standard
or similar

Honda CR-V
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£99.50

Volvo XC60 manual

5-seat Premium
or similar

Volvo XC60 manual
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£192.94

Renault Captur

5-seat Compact
or similar

Renault Captur
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£276.15

Volvo XC60 automatic

5-seat Premium
or similar

Volvo XC60 automatic
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£639.19

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£83.75

Volvo XC60 manual

5-seat Premium
or similar

Volvo XC60 manual
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£639.19

Peugeot 5008

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

Peugeot 5008
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1705
Damage excess: £1705
Theft excess: £1705
More info
Green Motion

£192.94

Peugeot 5008

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

Peugeot 5008
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£639.19

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Dollar UK availability at GREENWICH

JAGUAR F-PACE

5-seat Premium
or similar

JAGUAR F-PACE
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Limited
More info
Dollar UK

£518.77

BMW X5

5-seat Premium
or similar

BMW X5
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Limited
More info
Dollar UK

£614.23

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
More info
Dollar UK

£387.85

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

Hertz availability at LONDON CITY APT

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1000
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Hertz

£280.02

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1000
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Hertz

£367.62

NISSAN X TRAIL

5-seat Standard
or similar

NISSAN X TRAIL
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1000
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Hertz

£363.96

L2 TOYOTA C HR

4-seat Intermediate
or similar

L2 TOYOTA C HR
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1000
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Hertz

£173.76

Car hire throughout the COVID pandemic

During the COVID pandemic ensuring the safety of our customers continues to be our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire including insurance. During the pandemic, we have reduced our cancellation and refund time, we now process all refunds inside of 1 business day of receiving a cancellation request - with the funds clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than one week.

Improved car rental cleaning processes at London United Kingdom

All of our car rental partners are carrying out advanced cleaning processes, following the applicable local regulations, during the current pandemic. Here's an overview of some of the addional measures carried out.

New protocols are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at collection locations. Employees are now wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between every rental.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning every vehicle between every rental ,including disinfecting the car keys.

Europcar have implemented extra vehicle deep disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are also disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with each rental desk cleaned thoroughly between each customer interaction.

Between each rental, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning procedure, involving rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

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

Whether you're travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, we compare a huge range of low cost vehicles for rental at 1000s of rental locations globally, from all of the brands you can trust including Enterprise and many more, so we're certain to have an SUV rental that fits your needs perfectly.

Sharing the driving on your trip? look out for special discounts on the website for SUV rentals with free extra drivers included. These offers can save you money compared with paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.

All of the SUV vehicles on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. You can change your plans and cancel your rental with a full refund up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.

Want to hire a SUV without a credit card? We include all of the payment options allowing you to pick up your SUV hire using a debit card instead. You can use the filter section on our search results page to find them.

We only compare vehicles that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will collect the vehicle with a full fuel tank and return it full. A small amount for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might compare at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually means you should expect some expensive extra fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.

If you're looking for SUV hire with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (often to zero).

Need help finding your rental? Get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

Our Premium cover option

Premium cover is the highest level of SUV hire cover we provide.

A lot of our customers decide to choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a SUV because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

So that you can understand all of the options regarding which SUV rental insurance product is best for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.

SUV rental Insurance :

If hiring a SUV in the USA, arriving from abroad and have a foreign driving licence, all of the vehicles in the USA you'll see included on our website have zero excess and a low-security deposit. Most rentals in Europe and the rest of the world will often have an insurance excess. You will be offered the option to buy an insurance policy to cover the excess on the extras page of our website.

Hiring a Car with a Low Security Deposit

At the collection desk, you will often be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. The security deposit can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the insurance excess . Car rental Security deposits can be anywhere between £100 and £2,300.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you choose to reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), this is fully refunded to your card when the rental is returned with a full tank.

Car Hire with Child Seats

You can take along your own child seats for your rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You will also be offered the option to add them to your rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in the local currency when collecting the rental.

How to Rent a Car with Unlimited Mileage

We offer limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals can often be cheaper than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly displayed. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily limit on every day, as long as the total miles used during the rental doesn't exceed the number of days X the daily limit.

When you opt for a limited mileage rental, it's receommended to check the costs for excess mileage. You can find these in our term and conditions section. It's also possible to use the search filters on our website to display rental cars including unlimited mileage which will save money if you're planning a longer trip

Car Hire without an Excess Held on Your Card

The insurance excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is severely damaged, written off or stolen. However, the excess on rental cars can be expensive. It's often between £950 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the vehicle, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not taken from your card as a regular transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the vehicle. You won't usually have to pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the vehicle is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this excess amount will be fully refunded to your credit card without anything additional to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess will be taken from your bank account and refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up insurance at the rental desk.

To view rental options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess take a look at our Premium Cover rental options.

How to hire a car 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.

Hiring a Car with Free Cancellation

All the hire cars we list on our website include a free cancellation policy. This means that you're able to cancel your rental and receive a refund anytime until 48 hours before you collect the car.

When you purchase our Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you're able to cancel this with a full refund up until the rental start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel the booking, the refund will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

Hiring a Car with One Way Fees included

Many of the vehicle rental providers we work with permit you to pick up the vehicle in one location and drop off the car at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices displayed on our website will include any additional fees for this. You'll also see a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled extra driver deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you complete your booking.

Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you'd like to pick up your rental and drive it across the border into a different country, be sure to review the terms and conditions. Most car hire providers insist that you inform them on collection; and usually charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the information relating to cross border policies 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 get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Paying for SUV rental with a debit card and other payment options.

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 a SUV with us.

Many of the SUV hire brands we include on the website will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the SUV; but some of these do have special conditions associated with them. Be careful to review the T&Cs if you plan to pick up the SUV using a debit card.

It's worth bearing in mind that often SUV hire brands that do accept debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.

It's practical to know the alternative payment options for your SUV rental, as some payments for extras (like Sat Nav and extra drivers) might need to be paid in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.

One thing to think about when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card on collection, SUV rental companies frequently block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this can be a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay using debit card this will be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks after you've returned the vehicle.

We've made it ridiculously easy on our website to filter which SUV hire companies will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which SUV rental companies will accept your card type at the counter.

We accept a number of different currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

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're open to new ideas regarding how we can improve our service and make paying for your vehicle rental as Stress Free as it can be.

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