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:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Tauranga in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
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
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
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.