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Car rentals in Tauranga: All you need to know

A Tauranga car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Tauranga. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Tauranga?

You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

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

What rental companies have retailers in Tauranga?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Tauranga?

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

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Tauranga?

Usually, to rent a car in Tauranga you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to discover what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Tauranga?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Tauranga. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you drive off

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Tauranga rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Tauranga has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Tauranga.