You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
It's worth remembering that frequently car rental partners that will allow debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Be careful when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies sometimes block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you decide to pay with debit card this will be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.
Would you like us to allow you to pay with a method other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas regarding how we can improve the service we offer and make booking your car hire a Stress Free experience.
Lots of the Timaru Airport New Zealand car hire partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the car; but often these do have special conditions related to them. Ensure that you review the T&Cs if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
Usually, rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra fees. You can compare if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the website booking process.
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If your rental is meet and greet, a representative from the car hire company will meet you in the arrivals hall. After you've cleared the security area, look out for the representative holding a card with the car hire company name or your family name
Don't forget to collect your bags before you go to the car hire pick up location. Quite often, the car rental collection desk is groundside in the terminal , once you've passed passport control it will be impossible to return to the luggage belt
Occasionally the car hire collection location is a shuttle bus drive away from the airport, the transfer is included within the price by the car hire company. You should review your confirmation email to understand where the bus will pick you up.
Don't forget to collect your bags before you go to the car hire pick up location. Quite often, the car rental collection desk is groundside in the terminal , once you've passed passport control it will be impossible to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Timaru Airport (TIU) website.
Always check where the car hire drop off area in Timaru Airport (TIU) is. The vehicle return area can sometimes be in a different area of the airport from where you've picked the car up. Everything you need to know will be attached to your confirmation email and also included within the car rental company's T&Cs.
Before you start your journey take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.
When driving overseas many countries have extremely strict regulations on alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we suggest not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental
If you'd like to leave the car at a alternative place to the place you collected it from, any additional one way fees are already included in the pricing listed on the site.
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If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in New Zealand Timaru Airport the vehicle hire company will deduct this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you will be informed via email when this has taken place
Be vigilant if you're driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wild animals in the road.
if you normally drive on the opposite side be cautious at road circles. You should navigate roundabouts using a clockwise direction, giving priority to cars already on the road circle to the right.
If you intend to take the car across a border into another country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there is the possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
you should keep some loose change available in the vehicle to pay for tolls. Many tolls accept credit cards but it's better to have loose change as a backup
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Extra drivers are available to pre book on the website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for extra drivers when you collect the car.
Vehicle Models at each car hire location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact make may vary from the one listed. If you have a preference for a particular model, at most car hire locations we provide options to reserve guaranteed models from selected suppliers . You can use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model rentals.
Car rental availability can change greatly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important thing to recognise that affects car hire prices. Take this into account when planning your rental in advance.
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to the alternatives.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and reduced insurance excess options.
We strive to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you rent through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
All of the deals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.
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We work diligently to make sure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Car rentals in Timaru Airport New Zealand are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
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.
All of our rentals in Timaru Airport New Zealand include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.
Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a car because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also opt to buy Premium Cover at the collection desk, It can be cheaper to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the price of everything before starting your trip.
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.