Preparing To Hire A Van With NZ Car Rental Dunedin

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

If you have been planning to travel in a group over some rough terrain or simply need the extra space for luggage, chances are you have considered van hire as the most convenient choice for transportation.  Rentals are ready to be driven, in excellent condition and are usually available at reasonable rates which can be comforting to those preparing for the long road trip ahead. Choosing to rent a vehicle over using your own personal one allows you peace of mind, knowing that there will be no maintenance costs and or required service check-ups after your travels.  

And although we make sure the booking process is easy to understand for our prospective customers at NZ Rent A Car Dunedin, there are several considerations to keep in mind when preparing to hire a van with us. 

Booking In Advance Will Save You Money 

Whether you’re planning on booking a rental van during peak seasons or off-peak, it’s always advisable to book a few months ahead to ensure you get the best deal. We offer affordable rates all-year-round but highly suggest that you consider booking in advance to save on a few dollars. As you approach your travelling date, you will be quick to realise the slight increase in rates as demand rises. 

Have Flexible Dates 

If you’re travelling on a tight budget, be open to flexible dates and changing your itinerary. Many customers are surprised that accommodation and rental rates tend to fluctuate, so having alternative dates can prove to be more cost-effective. 

Inspect Your Rental 

We strive to provide customers with high-quality vehicles with every rental, ensuring that every van is roadworthy and is safe to drive. But not every rental service provider prioritises this and it can become a costly issue once you return your van. It is still recommended that customers still inspect the vehicle before taking rental ownership and note any damages or dents to avoid losing their deposit.  

Plan Your Pick-Up And Drop-Off 

Not every rental provider will allow you to drop off your vehicle at any branch, so it’s important to ask about this beforehand. It can be more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another branch along your road trip, rather than driving all the way back to the first location. It all depends on the route you plan to take and if your service provider will be willing to assist with a transferral at no additional cost. 

Whether you’re planning a recreational one-day drive, a full-on vacation through New Zealand or need a van to explore the wilderness, van hire in Dunedin should be hassle-free and easy. At NZ Rent A Car Dunedin, we make booking a rental straightforward. Contact us today to learn more about our wide range of inexpensive rental packages. 

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