Compare all of the best Car Hire Deals in Christchurch S I

Would you like to hire an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Christchurch S I New Zealand?

We compare prices on a vast selection of car types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Christchurch S I | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

Looking to drive something a bit special when you’re in Christchurch S I New Zealand? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares rental prices for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any enquiries about boot space or car seat set up, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

Travelling with more than 5 people? Our website includes a large variety of people carriers available in Christchurch S I New Zealand that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we suggest comparing our range of minibuses for hire.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we have a huge selection for you to compare before booking your rental in Christchurch S I New Zealand.

Have a lot of luggage? Want to transport a lot of stuff on your trip but not quite enough to require a van? Perhaps one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We list estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Christchurch S I New Zealand.

Have any questions about Christchurch S I New Zealand?

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in New Zealand?

We work hard 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

Can I cancel my rental in Christchurch S I New Zealand if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Christchurch S I 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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Christchurch S I 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.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire in Christchurch S I New Zealand?

All of our rentals in Christchurch S I 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.

Hassle free Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a car 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 T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra costs that standard insurance doesn't.

Driving advice for your car rental at New Zealand Christchurch S I

Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the other side of the road.

If you intend to take the car across a border into a different country, be sure to check the T&Cs for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there is the possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

Sometimes it's daunting the first time you rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday

If you'd like to drop off the car at a alternative place to the place you picked it up from, all extra one way fees will be included in the pricing listed on the site.

it can be a good idea to keep some loose change available in the car to pay for tolls. most toll roads will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have cash as a backup

If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in New Zealand Christchurch S I the vehicle hire company might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you will be notified by email when this has taken place

Be careful if you're driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wildlife in the road.

Making a car hire booking

We strive to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best price, value and service.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

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.

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) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.

Picking up your Christchurch S I New Zealand Car hire with no credit card and other ways to pay.

Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay with a debit card this can be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

Would you like us to accept payments with a method other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We are open to ideas about how to improve the service we offer and make paying for your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Many of the Christchurch S I New Zealand car rental partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; sometimes these do have special T&Cs associated with them. Be careful to review the terms if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

We’ve made it really simple on the website to view which car rental brands can accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire companies do accept your card type when you pick up the car.

When you opt to include Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it often means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You’ll more often than not be given the option to purchase 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.

Our advice of things to check before picking up your car rental

You'll have received car hire location collection instructions with your booking confirmation email. Take time to understand how to find the vehicle rental collection location before you begin your trip

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting any damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the car rental provider prior to starting your trip

Be sure to double check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on

Before driving away ,review the vehiclerental terms. There might be additional charges for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.

If you've purchased Premium excess cover on the website or you've a different insurance policy, we recommend to take some time to inspect the car for pre existing damage. We also recommend taking photos with your phone of each panel of the vehicle. If there is damage on the vehicle that is not highlighted in your rental agreement you should inform the vehicle rental provider

Spending a little time to photograph and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the vehicle hire provider when returning the car

You should check alloy wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a rush to begin your trip

All the cars displayed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you check that the tank is full before you set off. If it isn't you must report this to the car hire company immediately

Car rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We appreciate how intimidating choosing a rental car insurance product can be. The extra charges that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You can view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.

Many car hire websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit prices in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really hinder your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

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