Car rentals in Palmerston: All you need to know
A Palmerston car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Palmerston. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Palmerston?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Palmerston has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Palmerston rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Palmerston?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Palmerston?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Palmerston. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Palmerston in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Palmerston?
Usually, to rent a car in Palmerston you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Palmerston require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Palmerston or the rest of New Zealand, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Palmerston.
What is the fuel policy for Palmerston rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront 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 find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Palmerston?
If you want to see all that Palmerston offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Palmerston vacation, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Palmerston car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.