How to save money on your car rental

We understand that every dollar counts when it comes to your holidays. A dollar saved is a dollar you can spend on the countless activities and experiences to be had in Nelson or any other corner of New Zealand. So, to help save you money, we’ve thrown together this quick guide to saving money on your car rental.

  1. Book early — especially during peak travel season

Booking early gives us plenty of time to estimate demand several weeks in advance. This allows us time to organise your car for you easily resulting in a lower booking price for you. It always means you’ll get the pick of the bunch when it comes to our fleet of vehicles. Booking early is better for everyone and means more money in your pocket.

  1. Book online

Rather than booking the second you step off the plane, book online or in a store weeks before. This will help avoid disappointment on the day and means you can choose the correct car for your needs rather than what’s available. We are a popular service because we are cheap and offer great customer service, so there is a chance if you leave your booking to the day you need it, it will result in the majority of our cars already rented and out on the road.

  1. Avoid bundle deals – deal with NZ Rent a Car directly.

Booking car rentals from third parties or as part of a bundle deal isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. Always check the terms! You may not get the security we offer and the deal may not cover your needs. Coming to the best NZ car rental company in the market is always your safest bet. We’ve been doing this since way back and it could actually save you more money than a “free” car with hidden costs.

  1. Check the car for damage before setting off

Our staff will walk you through the terms of your rental agreement before you hit the road, but always be sure to give the car a quick once over yourself – just in case we miss something, which we seldom do. We expect you to return the car to us in the same condition we handed it over to you. Two sets of eyes are better than one so checking for any aesthetic damage is a good idea. A few quick snaps of the outside of the car will work. We’ll make sure the car is safe and in top working condition for you too.

  1. Save petrol

Packing lightly means less weight in the car, which in turn will save you petrol over the course of a long journey. Other aspects that can save you fuel include maintaining the correct tyre pressure throughout your journey. Our cars are also handed over to you in top condition but if you’re renting a car for a long multiple-day journey, this could factor in.

Don’t wait to book your car. Contact us now to hire a family ride for your New Zealand travel plans.

Book online or call us now. Our operators are available 8am-5pm, 7 days a week. View our branch locations.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.