Compare and Save on Car Hire
While it’s likely that you already know where you’re going and roughly how much you want to pay, there’s a lot more to consider when it comes to hiring a car abroad. Fuel policy, car type, transmission, pick-up location, the number of doors, and whether the vehicle features air conditioning… there’s a lot to think about!
Luckily, Comparity New Zealand is designed to make life easier for Kiwis. Simply type your destination and travel times into our search bar at the top of the page and we’ll do the rest.
Once you’ve reviewed the range of car rental deals on your screen, you can narrow down your search results using our useful filters. We work with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and National, so that you can compare a range of big name brands and find the best deal for you.
Top tip! A larger car may not be as expensive as you think, so do check the costs of both small economy-size cars as well as larger models to get best value for money.
Save a fortune by pre-booking your car hire online before you travel. Walk-up rates at airport and downtown locations are much more expensive. Not only can you save significantly, you get a range of options to browse in your own time, and can avoid the pushy sales pitch at the desk.
Car hire excess insurance is a must for car rental – it is designed to lower the expensive excess you would have to pay towards the cost of repairs if you had an accident. However, you can end up paying over the odds for a policy at the rental desk when compared to buying a standalone policy in advance.
Most airlines will let you take a child car seat for free. So, avoid the over-the-top fees charged at the rental desk and take your own with you. Your child will be familiar with it and you’ll enjoy the savings pocketed.
Renting a GPS from the car hire desk can soon become expensive, so avoid this if you can. Instead, check if yours can be used abroad, take an old-fashioned map or use your smartphone – both Google Maps and the iPhone Maps app allow you to download the data required to use your phone’s sat nav offline.
Think about the fuel policy that will be the most cost-effective for you. For example, full-empty policies mean that you’ll have to pay for a full tank of petrol, probably at an inflated price, at the rental desk then return the car empty. Instead, look for car hire firms that allow you to return the car with the same amount of petrol it had when you picked it up.
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