Car rentals in Blenheim: All you need to know
A Blenheim car rental allows you 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. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Blenheim. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Blenheim?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Blenheim rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Blenheim?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Blenheim?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Blenheim||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Blenheim?
Generally, to rent a car in Blenheim you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Blenheim?
When driving in Blenheim or the rest of New Zealand, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through NZL.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the 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 find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you bring the car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Blenheim offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Blenheim. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Blenheim car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Blenheim has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Blenheim.