If you are planning a trip, Epic Rentals can be one of the best ways to see the area at your own pace, and under your own control. Car rentals are easy to obtain, and there are many different options when it comes to choosing types of vehicles, length of rental and the range of accessories that you would need to have with your vehicle.
Selecting the right type of rental car for your trip will mean understanding what rental law is in New Zealand, and what your options are when you are discussing terms with a rental company.
Make certain you are insured
As with all other parts of New Zealand, Car Rentals have to be accompanied by taking out particular forms of car insurance. These will include comprehensive, basic and third-party insurance. There is an excess deductible which can sometimes be more than $3000. While this is beyond the reach of most people, rental companies will offer to provide extra cover, although this can add a small sum to the daily rental cost. This insurance will cover you for all accidents, with the provision that you are not committing an illegal act while driving (such as being intoxicated).
Research can pay off
If you want to make sure that you are getting a good deal on your rental car, you should conduct research into the company, and ensure that you talk to local travel information for tourists. This will ensure that you get the most benefit for your rental. When examining the car, make sure that you know about the minimum requirement for tire depth and pressure, and check these details before you go.
Examine the car thoroughly
Before you drive off from the Car Rentals Company, you need to thoroughly examine the car for dents or scratches, or any problems with the engine, the boot or the interior of the vehicle. Any scratches, stains, dents or damage must be noted on the form so that the company knows that you have not damaged the vehicle when you drive it away.
If you don't ensure that these blemishes are noted by your company, you may find that you are charged for the damages on your return, so it makes sense to act first and cover every part of the car.