You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
It's really easy on the website to view which car hire brands can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire brands do accept your card type at the counter.
Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to contact us and let us know. We are open to new ideas regarding how we can improve the service we offer to make booking your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
Be careful when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car rental companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a large amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this can be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks after you've returned the car.
Usually, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card on collection without any extra fees. You're able to compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of our booking process.
It's worth remembering that quite often car rental partners that do accept debit card at the desk are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.
Lots of the Auckland-Northshore New Zealand car rental companies we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you pick up the car; often these do have special terms and conditions related to them. Ensure that you review the T&Cs if you plan to pick up the car using a debit card.
When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, it often means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll more often than not be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the car, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire cover we offer.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental desk, Sometimes it's cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your car rental booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you know the cost of everything before you pay.
Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when they're are hiring a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
All of our rentals in Auckland-Northshore New Zealand 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.
We work diligently to make sure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand
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.
Car rentals in Auckland-Northshore 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.
You'll have received car rental pick up location instructions with your email confirmation. Take time to read through how to get to the vehicle rental pick up location before you leave
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the car the petrol cap is on
Spending some time to photograph and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any disagreements with the vehicle hire provider when you return the vehicle
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the car rental provider prior to starting your trip
If you have purchased Premium excess cover on our website or have a different insurance policy, you should still take some time to check the car for damage. Also spend some time taking photographs with your phone of each panel of the vehicle. If damage exists on the car that is not highlighted in your hire contract you must inform the vehicle hire provider
Always check alloy wheels and door locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a rush to start your journey
If you've not already ,review the carrental T&Cs. There might be extra fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.
Prior to setting off spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
When driving overseas many countries have extremely stringent restrictions relating to drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your car
It can be daunting the first time you drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great vacation
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in New Zealand Auckland-Northshore the vehicle rental company might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this is the case you'll be notified by email once this has taken place
if you normally drive on the opposite side be cautious of traffic circles. Always navigate road circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to traffic currently on the traffic circle to your right.
If you'd like to leave the car at a different place to the location you picked it up from, all additional one way charges will be included in the price listed on the site.
you should keep some change available in the car to pay for tolls. most toll roads accept cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup
If you'd like to take the car across the border into a different country, be sure to check the T&Cs for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
Be vigilant if you're driving beyond the main cities in New Zealand to look out for wildlife in the road.
Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared to other car rental fuel policies.
Extra drivers are available to book in advance on the website on the extras page. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.
Car rental availability can change greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important factor to recognise that influences car rental prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.
Vehicle Models at each car hire location are variable. You will always be provided with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact model may vary from the one displayed. If you would prefer a particular make, at most car rental locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model rentals.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and reduced security deposit options.