Snap Car Hire

Snap Rentals are well established in New Zealand and the company has grown to cover all of New Zealands major cities and airports.

Snap are a great choice for simple, no fuss and low cost rentals New Zealand. They have no young or senior driver charges, guaranteed make and model of vehicle across their entire fleet and simple choices for vehicle insurance. For those really looking for a bargain, look out for Snap's older models of vehicle to really see the savings. Those looking to save on fuel costs can also choose one of Snap's hybrid vehicles.

Find answers to common questions about Snap car hire

What's the best fuel policy for car rental with Snap?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

What should I take with me when I collect the car from Snap?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire with Snap?

We work diligently to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car

Is the car rental fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

Hiring a Car with Snap including Child Seats

Hiring a Car with Snap including Child Seats

You can take along your own child seats for your car rental, provided that they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You will be offered the opportunity to include them with your car rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats are paid in local currency when collecting the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies

Snap Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you'd like to collect your car hire and take it over the border into a different country, be sure to check the terms and conditions. Most car rental providers require that you let them know on collection; and will charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You'll find the information relating to cross border policies by clicking Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Snap Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

How to rent a car with Snap including Unlimited Mileage

How to rent a car with Snap including Unlimited Mileage

We offer limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals can often be less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage allowance will always be clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days multiplied by the daily allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily limit on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental does not go over the number of days multiplied by the daily limit.

If you decide to book a limited mileage car hire, we recommend checking the costs for excess mileage. These can be found in our term and conditions. It's also possible to use the search filters on our website to display car hire including unlimited mileage which will save money if you're planning a longer trip

How to Hire with Snap with a Low Security Deposit

At the collection desk, you'll often be asked to leave a security deposit on your credit card or debit card. Deposits can vary significantly dependent on the make and model of the vehicle and the excess . Car hire Security deposits can vary between £0 and £2,300.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you choose to book a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), which is fully refunded to your card when the rental is returned with a full tank.

How to Hire with Snap with a Low Security Deposit

Hiring a car with Snap including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Snap including One Way Fees

Many of the vehicle hire brands we work with permit you to collect the car in one location and drop off the vehicle at a different location. If you've chosen a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on our website will include any additional fees for this. You will also see a breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Renting a Car With Snap including Free Cancellation

All the rentals we list on our website include free cancellation. This means that you can cancel the booking with a refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the car.

When you purchase our Essential Cover product to cover your car hire excess, you can cancel this and receive a refund anytime up until the rental collection time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel the booking, the money will be in your bank account in 7 days.

Renting a Car With Snap including Free Cancellation

How to find Snap Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

How to find Snap Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

You can find offers on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

Hiring a car with Snap without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The insurance excess is the total amount you'd be required to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The excess amount on rental cars can be very high. It's normally between £800 to £2,000. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you pick up the rental car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the amount is not charged to your card as a regular payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you return the vehicle. You don't usually pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the rental car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the amount will be fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the excess amount is taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the car is dropped off. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount can be very high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up insurance at the collection desk.

To view rental options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess take a look at our Premium Cover options.

Hiring a car with Snap without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Snap Car Hire without a credit card

Snap Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Making a car rental booking with Snap on our website

We aim to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best price, value and service.

Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The drivers age

Once your bookings been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check the status of your booking including payments and prices.

To start your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and input your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your requirements.

Car hire terms

Third party liability insurance

Third party liability cover
Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an incident. If you do, it could kill or injure other people (for instance your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). As legally they need to be covered, you could be responsible any claim, or treating injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal costs and any court fees.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, this means you'll have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £750 to £1,500, depending on the value of the car, the deal and the country). If you choose to cover your excess amount, you will be refunded for all of the excess you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, the excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Theft liability covers the amount due if the rental car is stolen. Theft liability is subject to an excess amount, this means you would be required to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £800 to £1,500, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess , however, you will be refunded for the of the excess amount you pay (See our essential cover). Or with Premium Cover the excess can be reduced.
Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Excess Insurance

Excess Insurance
Buying essential cover means you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess that's held on your credit card by the rental car company .

This insurance also tends to cover other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.

Damage Liability

It insures the car for damage in the same way the insurance you usually have on your personal vehicle does. It includes an excess amount which you can choose to insure separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also list car hire on the site that include CDW with no excess amount
Collision damage waiver (CDW)

Additional driver fees

Extra driver costs
A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the one individual who signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This means you will need to ask for any other drivers to be added, and this usually comes with a cost ( can be up to £11a day ). However, there are occasional special offers that include extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being told the cost.

Insurance excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's usually an excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. The excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally in the region of £1,100 to £2,500. If you fail to insure the insurance excess amount you will be liable to pay for any damage to the car up to the value of the excess . Take a look at the Premium Cover car rental options if you'd prefer not to have the excess amount blocked on your card when you pick up the car.
Hire car excess

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)
The rentals on our site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be asked to pay a deposit for fuel on your credit card when you collect the car. Ensure that you fill the car up and return it full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You will see full to empty fuel policies on some other websites that seem to be offering better deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin costs associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full .

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We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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