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Information about one way rentals in New Zealand and answers to other questions we frequently get asked about hire in NZ. If you have any others please ask us.  
Q Do you provide one way car rental?
A Yes you can book one way car rental. However the rates shown here apply to round trips beginning in Auckland (pick up Auckland - drop off Auckland). If you require one way car rental, or a pick up in Christchurch or Wellington, please use our Quotation Form and we'll confirm a rate.

Q Do you have a depot at Auckland Airport?
A We are 10 mins from Auckland International Airport and 10 mins to downtown Auckland city. 
We provide FREE courtesy coach transfers to and from Auckland Airport during office hours. We can also drop off or pick up from your hotel in Auckland. Here is a map showing a route starting from the AKL International Airport and ending at our Auckland rentals depot.

Q What is GST which we see it written next to prices?
A All goods and services purchased in New Zealand are subject to 12.5% Goods and Services tax. This tax is included in Affordable Rental Car's low car rental rates excluding trucks. You do not need to add this to the prices you see listed here. What you see is what you pay. No hidden extra costs!

Q Affordable Rental Cars rates are way below what we've been quoted by other rental car firms. So what sort of car will we get?
A The bulk of our rental fleet has been brought into New Zealand in the last 2 years. The cars we import are predominantly Toyotas and Nissans, with most being around 5 years old. With this large quality fleet and by keeping overheads low we are able to provide New Zealand car hire at highly competitive prices.

Q Affordable Rental Cars don't require an advance payment to secure bookings, unlike other New Zealand car hire companies. So how can we be sure a car will be reserved for us when we turn up?
A We can take advance payment if you wish (click here to do so - Secure credit card payments). However we don't insist on it for several reasons:
  • Before paying us we want you to see our cars so you're happy you've made the right choice.
  • Regardless of whether you've paid in advance or not, we'll have your booked car ready for you, And if for any reason you're unhappy with our product or service you are under absolutely no obligation to hire the vehicle!

Q Do Affordable Rental Cars have air conditioning and power steering?
A Yes, most of them do.

Q Are the rental cars from Affordable Rental Cars auto or manual?
A Our fleet of cars has both manual and auto vehicles available. Let us know your preference when you make your booking

Q What sort of driving licences are required in New Zealand?
A You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver's licence from your home country, or an International Driving Permit
All drivers, including overseas visitors, must carry their licence or permit when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country.
Make sure your overseas driver's licence is current. If your licence is not in English, you should bring an English translation with you or obtain an International Driving Permit. Contact your local automobile club for further details about obtaining a translation or an International Driving Permit.

Q What are New Zealand's Road Rules?
A Here's a brief over-view. You can get more details here
  • In New Zealand, all vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road
  • When turning left, give way (or yield) to traffic crossing or approaching from your right
  • When the traffic light is red, you must stop
  • There is no left turn rule as in North America
  • Speed limits are strictly enforced by police using radar, speed cameras and un-marked patrol cars. Fines for speeding can be expensive
  • The speed limit on the open road is 100km/h (approx 60mph)
  • In built up areas the speed limit is 50km/h. (approx 30 mph)
  • Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times

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