Prior to setting off 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.
it can be a good idea to keep some loose change available in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls accept credit cards but it's better to have cash as a backup
Be careful if you're driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for animals in the road.
When driving in a different country many countries have extremely strict laws on alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we strongly recommend not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
Sometimes it's daunting the first time you rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your trip
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be careful at traffic circles. You should navigate roundabouts with an clockwise direction, giving priority to cars already on the traffic circle to the right.
If you plan take the car across a border into another country, be careful 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 your insurance will be invalidated if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen
You should always drive in New Zealand Ashburton is on the left side of the road
If you receive a parking or speeding fine when driving in New Zealand Ashburton the vehicle hire company will take 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
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the vehicle hire procedure as simple as possible.
Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and receive a refund up until 48 hours prior to collecting your car.
When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are paying beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
Booking your car hire couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained on each page.
Collecting at an airport but not sure of your flight number? No Problem - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if your flight is delayed. We recommend that you review the T&Cs to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email with all of your rental details included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email
An example average price for 5 days in Ashburton for November is GBP365.64 for a lead driver aged 35
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
The following car rental suppliers are available in Ashburton New Zealand: Enterprise, National, Thrifty New Zealand, Alamo, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Goldcar, GO Rentals, JUCY, Drive NZ.
All of our rentals in Ashburton 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.
We are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car Stress Free for our customers
Vehicle types 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 model 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 site to find guaranteed model deals.
You can use the filters on our website to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and low insurance excess options.
Additional 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.
We only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to the alternatives.
As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra charges that standard insurance does not.
Our essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website
Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.
Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.
We do not work with just any car rental providers. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
The reason we decided to do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing customers getting shortchanged and thought we could provide a more transparent service.
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our price match promise means that if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Stressfreecarrental.com provide customers with all of the best car rental deals in Ashburton New Zealand with no hidden fees.