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Car rentals in Hastings: All you need to know

A Hastings car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hastings. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I get a bargain car rental in Hastings?

We always strive to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hastings.

What rental companies have outlets in Hastings?

From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hastings?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hastings?

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Hastings is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Hastings?

When cruising through Hastings or the rest of New Zealand, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental agency.

Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Hastings adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Hastings rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.