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Driving advice for your car rental at New Zealand Timaru

Prior to setting off spend some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.

If you're planning to leave the vehicle at a alternative place to the location you picked it up from, any extra one way fees are included in the price detailed on the site.

You should always drive in New Zealand Timaru is on the left side of the road

When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict regulations concerning consuming alcohol when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental

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

We compare prices on a wide range of car 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 Timaru | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

Trying to find a car rental that's a bit special whilst you are in Timaru New Zealand? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for premier car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

We compare a huge selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for navigating narrow streets ,remember though, but don't forget that you’ll have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate around Timaru New Zealand in your convertible hire car. Stress Free Car Rental finds cheap deals on convertibles of all sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

Vacationing with a larger group in Timaru New Zealand? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus prices from a huge range of van and minibus rental companies.

If you can't find a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any enquiries about trunk space or car seat configurations, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

Need transport for more than 5 people? Our website includes a large variety of people carriers available in Timaru New Zealand that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 people. If you're travelling with more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest comparing our selection of minibuses for hire.

If you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we recommend taking a look at a rental in our Large Car category. These cars come with lots of of space for 4 or 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

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

Our Premium cover

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

Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a car because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the ability to buy a Premium cover product.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the price of everything before completing your booking.

Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to buy Premium Cover at the car hire counter, It might be less expensive to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car rental booking.

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Picking up your Timaru New Zealand Car rental using a debit card .

Pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

One thing to think about when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies frequently block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money and if you choose to pay using debit card this will be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.

It is useful to know the payment and currency options for your car hire in Timaru New Zealand, as payments for extras (such as Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be settled in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the rental car collection desk.

Frequently, car rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection without any extra fees. You can view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of our website booking process.

Don't forget that quite often car hire partners that will accept debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to get in touch and let us know. We are open to new ideas re how to enhance our service to make arranging your car rental a Stress Free experience.

Most of the Timaru New Zealand car rental partners we include on the website will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; but sometimes these do have different terms and conditions related with them. Be sure that you review the T&Cs if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.

You can book using a huge number of 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 our website to view which car rental partners can accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare the car rental brands will accept your preferred card type at the counter.

FAQs about Timaru New Zealand car rental

Can I cancel my booking in Timaru 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 rental fully insured?

Car rentals in Timaru 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.

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

We work diligently to ensure 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

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

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

What are we all about?

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

To be included on the website, all vehicles must come with a full to full fuel policy and absolute clarity about credit card hold costs.

Compare the cheapest car rental deals in Timaru New Zealand from brands you can trust, including Alamo, Thrifty and Keddy.

We spend days examining terms and conditions so that you don't need to. All key points of the rental contract are clearly displayed on every page of our website

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

Confused by insurance excess? We are here to help you through the whole process. We work hard to deliver absolute clearness when it comes to security deposits and all of the other charges involved.

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

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

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

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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.

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

To start your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your details.

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

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

Car hire in Timaru New Zealand made simple are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car Stress Free for our customers

Vehicle types at each car rental location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact model may vary from the one booked. If you require a particular model, at most car rental locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . You can use the filters on our website to find guaranteed model deals.

Car hire availability can vary greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important thing to recognise that influences car hire prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and reduced security deposit options.

We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared to the alternatives.

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