Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential cover will be available as an optional extra in the car hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
Before commencing your trip spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
If you're used to driving on the opposite side of the road be careful with traffic circles. Be sure to navigate roundabouts using a clockwise direction, giving way to cars already on the traffic circle to the right.
It's worth have some change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. most toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have loose change as a backup
It might seem intimidating at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great trip
Driving in New Zealand Te Anau is on the left hand side of the road
When driving abroad lots of countries have very stringent regulations relating to alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we suggest not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental
You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
Most of the Te Anau New Zealand car hire companies we work with accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but some of these do have different conditions associated with them. Be sure that you understand the terms if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
You can book using a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
We’ve made it ridiculously easy on the website to identify which car rental partners can accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire companies will accept your card type at the collection desk.
Usually, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra charges. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with the different car rental excess and insurance options on the second step of our booking process.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase 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.
Be careful when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.
It is practical to understand the different payment options for your car rental in Te Anau New Zealand, as payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might need to be paid in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.
At Stress Free Car rental, we compare deals on a vast selection of vehicle categories. 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 Te Anau | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.
Need transport for more than 5 passengers? We offers a large variety of people carriers available in Te Anau New Zealand that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we recommend comparing our range of minibuses for hire.
If you're travelling with 2 large bags, we recommend looking at a rental in our Large Car category. Large category cars have lots of of room for 4 or 5 people and several bags.
From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we include a wide selection for you to compare on our website before booking your rental in Te Anau New Zealand.
Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate around Te Anau New Zealand in your convertible rental car. Stress Free Car Rental finds cheap deals on convertibles of all sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.
Driving with lots of bags? Need 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 compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Te Anau New Zealand.
Trying to find a car rental that's extra special whilst you’re in Te Anau New Zealand? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares rental prices for premier car brands such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
Stress Free Car Rental compares a wide selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for drive around narrow city streets ,remember though, but don't forget you’ll have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
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
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 Te Anau 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.
Car rentals in Te Anau 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.
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Te Anau New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our frustration with the process of renting a car.
So, the reason we do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got fed up of seeing customers being hit with unexpected fees and thought we could provide a better service.
Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any car hire companies. We're selective to only work with brands you can trust.
Pricing on our website includes extra fees that other car rental websites often don't include - this makes sure that our process is as straightforward as possible.
Car rental companies we list on the website include the main car hire providers like Europcar and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.
We provide our customers with all of the best car rental deals in Te Anau New Zealand with no hidden fees.
We won't be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.