Low Cost Rental Cars in Franz Josef with No Insurance Excess options

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the price of everything before starting your trip.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

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Monday: 08:00:00 to 10:30:00
Monday: 16:00:00 to 19:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 10:30:00
Tuesday: 16:00:00 to 19:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 10:30:00
Wednesday: 16:00:00 to 19:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 10:30:00
Thursday: 16:00:00 to 19:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 10:30:00
Friday: 16:00:00 to 19:00:00

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Stress 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.

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. For more info 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.

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 costs that standard insurance doesn't.

What are Stress Free Car Rental about?

We work hard to make sure that vehicle hire on your trip is stress free!

If plans change you can cancel or edit your rental free of charge up to 48 hours before you collect.

We only work alongside the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise.

We offer a huge amount of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with hatchbacks and convertibles.

To be included on the site, all rentals must include a full to full fuel policy and complete transparency about pay at desk amounts.

Compare the cheapest car hire deals in Franz Josef New Zealand from brands you can trust, including National, Thrifty and Keddy.

Our vehicles have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.

Confused by insurance excess? We are here to help you through the whole process. We work hard to provide complete clarity when it comes to insurance excess and all of the other charges involved.

Hire your car now with no hidden payments or credit card fees.

The team at Stress Free spend days examining terms and conditions so that you don't have to. All key facts of the rental agreement are clearly displayed every step of the way

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Trying to find an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Franz Josef New Zealand?

We compare prices on a wide range of vehicle 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 Franz Josef | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we have a wide selection for you to compare on our website before you book your rental in Franz Josef New Zealand.

Travelling with a lot of passengers in Franz Josef New Zealand? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van deals from a vast array of minibus rental companies.

Have lots of bags? Want to transport quite a lot of stuff with you but not enough to justify a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We compare estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Franz Josef New Zealand.

Looking to drive something extra special when you’re in Franz Josef New Zealand? The Prestige Car Hire category compares prices for premier car brands such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.

We provide a wide range of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, perfect to navigating narrow city streets but keep in mind that you’ll have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

If your luggage includes 2 large bags, we suggest looking at something in the Large Car category. Large category cars have plenty of space for 4 or 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

If you’re struggling to find a people carrier, minibus or car that meets your requirements, or if you have any queries regarding luggage space or seating configurations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Travelling with more than 5 passengers? We compares a variety of people carriers available in Franz Josef New Zealand that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest having a look at our selection of rental minibuses.

Feel the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Franz Josef New Zealand in your convertible rental car. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

FAQs about Franz Josef New Zealand car rental

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Franz Josef New Zealand?

All of our rentals in Franz Josef 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.

What should I take with me when I collect the car in Franz Josef 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.

For my car hire in New Zealand, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Franz Josef New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Which car rental suppliers are available in Franz Josef New Zealand?

The following car rental suppliers are available in Franz Josef New Zealand: Thrifty New Zealand.

Making a car hire booking

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

Once your bookings been made, managing it couldn't be simpler, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

To start your stress free booking process, 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 information.

Booking a holiday, let alone renting 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.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need:

  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

Collecting your Franz Josef New Zealand Car hire with no credit card .

You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

We’ve made it incredibly simple on the website to filter which car hire companies will accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire brands do accept your preferred card type at the counter.

It’s worth bearing in mind that frequently car rental brands that do accept debit card on collection are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

If you've included Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, this usually means that you’ll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You’ll more often than not be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the hire company at the collection desk, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It's important to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car rental companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a large amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this might be debited from your account and not returned until weeks following you've returned the car.

It’s good to understand the alternative payment options for your car rental in Franz Josef New Zealand, as some payments for extras (such as GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid for in local currency (by credit card) when you pick up the car.

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

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us and let us know. We’re always open to new ideas re how to improve the service we offer to make booking your car hire a Stress Free experience.

Many of the Franz Josef New Zealand car hire companies we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you collect the car; but sometimes these do have special terms and conditions related to them. Be careful to check the T&Cs if you'd like to pick up the car using a debit card.

Very often, rentals that include our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card on collection with no additional fees. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of our booking process.

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