No matter where in Auckland your trip may take you, one thing remains certain: You would most definitely find having your private means of transportation convenient and helpful. There is no other way to tour the city in comfort and style than driving a motor vehicle on your own.
Keep in mind though, that not all car hire services deliver the same level of quality service or carry the same extensive fleet. So, before you sign all those paperworks, make sure you take into consideration the following factors first:
Sizing and comfort
This is one of the first things you need to consider, seeing as it impacts not just the final cost, but also the overall driving/riding experience. Keep in mind that vehicles have varying classifications, from ‘compact’ to ‘midsize’ to ‘minibuses,’ as well as specific uses or applications, such as 4 x 4 vehicles, UTEs, and trucks.
As such, it’s best that you establish how big your group is to ensure that the vehicle your will rent can accommodate everyone comfortably.
Timing and scheduling of your booking
The dates that you want to book a rental automobile for – and when you make the booking – can also impact your overall expenses. It is for this reason that you should give yourself a few weeks, or even a month, to start shopping around.
In addition to ensuring that you get to rent the specific brand, make, and model you want (or the closest one possible), booking in advance also lets you in on better deals.
Driving laws and rental vehicle regulations
Last, but not the least, is your knowledge of the driving laws and regulations on the operation of rental vehicles in New Zealand. One thing to keep in mind is that NZ motorists drive on the left-hand side, which can be a challenge when you are accustomed to right-hand driving. Safety should always be your priority, so make sure you are up to this.