You'll have been provided with car rental pick up location instructions with your booking confirmation email. Take some time to understand how to get to the car rental collection location before you set off
You should inspect the wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you are in a hurry to start your journey
Spending a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the vehicle hire company when you return the vehicle
If you've bought Essential excess cover on the web site or have your own policy, we recommend to take some time to inspect the vehicle for damage. We also recommend taking photographs on your phone of each section of the car. If there is damage on the vehicle that is not highlighted in your rental agreement you should inform the vehicle rental provider
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the car and informing the vehicle hire provider prior to driving away
If you have not already ,check the vehiclehire T&Cs. There may be extra fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.
All of our rentals in Harewood New Zealand 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.
Car rentals in Harewood New Zealand 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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
An example average cost for 5 days in Harewood for November is GBP365.64 for a lead driver aged 35
We work hard 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 in New Zealand
We understand how daunting choosing a hire car excess cover product can be. The extra charges that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these can include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to review the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.
Many hire car websites mask the insurance excess and security deposit prices in the small print. Customers are then shocked when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really hinder your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
If you're planning to jump on a flight into New Zealand, the closest international airport to Harewood is Christchurh Airport, which is located 3 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Harewood. Christchurch International Airport, located on the west coast of New Zealand's south Island, is the Country's second busiest International airport and south islands primary international airport. When you land at the airport you can collect car hire in Christchurch airport before you drive over to Harewood. All of the main the car rental companies are within the international arrivals area.
There's also the option of flying into Dunedin Airport located approximately 331 kilometres from Harewood. Located near the South Eastern point of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin Airport offers access to the central and southern regions of New Zealand's South Island. The airport is a short 30 minute drive from the centre of Dunedin . It's easy to pick-up your car rental in Dunedin Airport before you drive onward to Harewood. On arrival at the airport, the majority of the car hire providers are inside of the airport terminal building.
19 kilometres further away than Dunedin Airport is Queenstown Airport. A small single terminal international airport located on New Zealand's South Island, Queenstown International Airport provides quick and easy access to the south of New Zealand. If you're in Queenstown during the summer and feel the need to get away from the car for some exercise, Queenstown has a range of bicycle trails, all offering beautifull scenery, with options suitable for all ability levels. We compare prices for cheap car hire in Queenstown Airport, so you can be certain you've reserved a fantastic deal before you arrive. When you arrive to collect the car, all of the main car rental providers collection desks are located within the main terminal building.
Before commencing your trip spend some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the other side of the road.
it can be a good idea to have some spare change ready in the vehicle to pay for tolls. most tolls accept cards but it's always safer to have cash just in case
If you'd like to drop off the vehicle in a alternative location to the location you picked it up from, any additional one way charges will be included in the pricing detailed on our website.
if you're planning to drive across a border to another country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there is a possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen
If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in New Zealand Harewood the car hire provider will deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this is the case you'll be notified by email when this has been processed
Sometimes it's intimidating at first to rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great trip
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be careful at traffic circles. You should navigate traffic circles in a clockwise direction, giving priority to vehicles already on the roundabout to the right.
We aim to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you hire with us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:
Once your booking has 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.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including anything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, child seats and senior driver fees.
To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and input your locations and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.