There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of renting a car.
We work hard to ensure that we provide you with all of the best car rental deals in Napier New Zealand with no unexpected charges.
So, the reason we do things a bit differently is because we got annoyed with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and thought we could provide a more transparent service.
Car rental companies we list on the website include the main vehicle hire providers like Hertz and Enterprise there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we don't list these on our website.
We won't work with just any car hire companies. We're careful to only work with car rental brands you can trust.
Pricing on our website includes extra fees that other websites don't usually include - this ensures that your experience is as transparent as it can be.
Our technology checks millions of prices at 1000s of car rental locations to find you low cost deals and make booking them on the website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it should be
We work hard to ensure that car rental on your trip is stress free!
We offer a wide range of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
Our cars have cover for theft, damage and third party claims.
Compare the best car rental prices in Napier New Zealand from brands you can trust, including Alamo, Thrifty and Europcar.
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If you'd like to fly into New Zealand, the nearest international airport to Napier is Wellington Airport, which is located 271 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Napier. Near the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island, Wellington Airport is New Zealand's 3rd most popular airport. The airport is located just a quick 15 minute drive from central Wellington. If you plan to spend some time in Wellington, you could take the cable car to Kelbourn lookout and spending some time at the botantical gardens. We compare deals for all of the car hire in Wellington, so it's easy to find a great deal on your rental, to pick up at the airport before your onward journey to Napier. Most of the car hire providers are near the domestic baggage claim area on the ground level.
You also have the possibility of flying into Auckland Airport located around 328 kilometres from Napier. New Zealand's busiest Airport, Auckland Airport is located on the north side of New Zealand's north island, a quick 23 min drive from Auckland City Centre and around 1 hour 30 minutes from Hamilton. If you plan to collect car rental in Auckland before your drive onward to Napier when you arrive at the airport you'll find most of the main rental car companies located inside the terminal buildings.
You will have received car hire location collection instructions with the booking confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to get to the vehicle rental pick up location before you leave
All of the rentals listed on our website include a full to full fuel policy. You should check that the tank is full before you set off. If it is not you should inform the car rental company before driving away
Whether you've bought Essential excess cover on our website or have a different insurance policy, always take time to check the vehicle for damage. Also spend some time taking photographs with your phone of each panel of the car. If damage exists on the car that isn't highlighted in your hire contract you must report this to the vehicle rental provider
Ensure you double check the fuel type for the vehicle and check which side of the car the fuel cap is on
Taking a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any problems with the car rental provider when returning the car
Beside the exterior, we also recommend documenting all damage to the inside of the car and reporting it to the car hire company before starting your trip
Remember to inspect the wheels and door locks for damage as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a rush to begin your trip
You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.
If you've opted for Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, it usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the rental partner when you collect the car, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
We accept a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
It's useful to know the different payment and currency options for your car hire in Napier New Zealand, as payments for extras (like extra drivers and child seats) might have to be paid for in the local currency (by credit card) when you pick up the car.
Many of the Napier New Zealand car hire partners we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you pick up the car; but often these do have different T&Cs related to them. Be careful to review the terms and conditions if you plan to pick up the car using a debit card.
Car rentals in Napier 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.
We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Napier New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
All of our rentals in Napier New Zealand include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up 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.
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.