Finding the cheapest rental car in Tauranga
ON A BUDGET?
If you are traveling New Zealand or Tauranga in particular and are trying to stick to your budget or save some money. Keep reading for tips on how to save on your rental car and how to find the best deal on your rental
Make sure you shop around, browsing the web is the easiest way to do this especially if you can receive email quotes this makes it easier to compare and choose at the end of your search. Even sending the preferred provider an enquiry or the price you were quoted from another company to see the best deal they can offer, this is also a great way to find out how reliable the rental car company is. If you cant find the contact details or have to wait longer than 48 hours for a reply or call back you may have trouble contacting the company if anything was to happen over your hire period. The larger worldwide companies will often be the first to appear on your google search but remember the smaller locally owned companies will usually offer a better rate unless you are part of a loyalty rewards scheme so it is best to compare all companies including the local ones. Calling around can also be a great way to find out if the company is cheap AND reliable if your call is getting redirected to a call center-again you may have trouble contacting somebody for any help while you have your rental. For any enquirys, you can email us directly here or simply get a quote for the dates you require.
READ THE SMALL PRINT
When booking a rental car always make sure you read the terms and conditions ESPECIALLY booking on third party websites such as vroom vroom and rentalcars.com If the deal seems too good to be true it probably is. You may end up getting to the rental car office to find out there is an extra charge for the Airport pick up or a one-way fee will be added to the hire sometimes you may even be required to pay extra if you are under the age of 25 (Pacific Auto Rentals age limit is 18 with no extra fees) All rental car companies require a credit card or a bond, this is always stated in the fine print so save yourself from awkward extra fees at the rental counter and read the terms and conditions before collecting your rental. When collecting your rental make sure to read your contract before signing as there is often a lot of important information such as extra fees that will be charged if the rental is returned not full, late or damaged etc.
TRAVEL IN THE OFFSEASON
If you have the freedom to travel when you want then picking the offseason is the easiest way to save money. Some rental companies will double the price simply because of the season or an event going on. Rental prices will always be higher in the peak season, for example, the Christmas and New Year holiday rates would be higher than mid-August. If you wish to travel in peak season try for mid-week rentals as most companies busy days would be weekends, Mondays and Fridays so they may be able to offer a better deal. Also extending your rental for a longer period will make your daily rate less as most companies prefer to have their rentals out for longer than a few days.
The most simple way to save! Make sure your daily rental rate includes everything you need. Most companies will quote the cheapest price for the CAR ONLY and make you pay for all extras such as KMs, insurance, GPS, Pick up and drop off locations you may not realize this until completing the booking or worse yet when collecting your rental. If you will be hiring a rental car for a long period of time or you will be collecting rentals all around the country the best way to save is BUY your extras. Simply pick up a sim card that offers a great 3g data pack this way you will be able to use your phone as a GPS instead of hiring one saving you up to $10 a day! When picking your travel insurance make sure to pick a company that covers the excess of your rental in the event of an accident, you will probably still need a rental with free standard insurance as some excesses can be more than the amount your travel will cover you for.
Here at Auto Pacific Rentals, we pride ourselves on offering a very diverse range of rental cars for hire. This means we have the right car for you, whether you’re in town for pleasure, work, or adventure.
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We have a selection of moving trucks for hire in Tauranga. Whether you’re moving house, shifting furniture, or transporting goods, you’ll find the truck you need right here.