Frequently Asked Questions
You find here all the information you need about one-way car rental to or from Auckland and answers to most other questions we frequently get asked about in regard to car hire in New Zealand.
If you have any other questions, please contact us directly.
Q. Do you provide One-Way car rental?A. Yes, you can book you a One-Way car rental. However the rates shown on this website apply to round trips beginning in Auckland (pick up Auckland - drop off Auckland). If you require a one way car rental please contact us and we'll get back to you shortly with a full quote for your hire.
Q. Do you have a rental car depot at Auckland Airport?A. We have two rental car locations in Auckland. One is located in downtown Auckland and the other is just 5 minutes from Auckland Airport.
We provide FREE courtesy transfers to and from airports and accommodation within a 10km radius of our branches during our normal business hours.
Q. Auckland Car Rentals rates are way below what we've been quoted by other New Zealand car rental car firms. So what sort of car will we get?A. We are owned by one of the largest independent car importers in New Zealand. The cars we import are predominantly Hyundai, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan. With this large quality fleet and by keeping overheads low, we are able to provide New Zealand car hire at highly competitive prices.
Q. Does Auckland Car Rentals require a deposit to secure bookings?A. Yes, we require a 10% deposit on all bookings to secure your reservation. You can also choose to pay your hire costs in full at the time of booking if you would prefer to do so.
Q. Do Auckland Car Rentals cars have air conditioning and power steering?A. Yes, they do.
Q. Are the rental cars from Auckland Car Rentals auto or manual?A. Our fleet of over 1,000 cars has both manual and auto vehicles available. Let us know your preference when you make your booking.
Q. What sort of driving licenses 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 license from your home country, or an International Driving Permit.
All drivers, including overseas visitors, must carry their license or permit when driving in New Zealand. 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 license is current. If your license 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 overview. You can get more details here.
- In New Zealand, all vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- When the traffic light is red, you must stop.
- 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 all passengers must wear seat belts at all times.
- Children under five years old must be properly restrained in an approved child restraint - available from Auckland Car Rentals.