Upon Arrival NU Car Rentals service is provided in cooperation with Abell Rent A Car in Christchurch, NZ. Upon arrival and when you exit Customs, please call 0800.800.317 from any landline and we will direct you to the pick up point located 5 metres outside terminal Door 1. Calls are free and no coins are needed unless you are using a cell phone. You may also arrange for pickup anywhere in the city. Just call 021 417 556, give the name of your hotel and address and we will send the shuttle to pick you up. Vehicles are held up to two hours after reserved time during operating hours.
Insurance Standard vehicle and public liability insurance up to 2000.00USD is covered in the daily hire rate with an excess/deductible of 3000.00USD Includes tax.
We offer different packages for covering damage to the rental vehicle. For more information please inquire at rental counter. We offer the following CDW - Collision Damage Waiver for........ Vehicle Type...........................Rate per Day -USD- Excess Mini Cars. Economy and Compact...........$15.00..........$400.00 Intermediate and Standard sedans.........$15.00..........$500.00 Fullsize sedan,Compact,Intermediate SUV $20.00..........$500.00 Full size SUV, Vans......................$25.00.........$1000.00 If the Renter wishes to decline our CDW coverage, trusting in their insurance company and/or bank, they will be required to leave a deposit of $4000.00 as a guarantee.
LDW - Loss Damage Waiver - This coverage eliminates all responsibility of payment (Zero Deductible) in case of damage, partial or total theft of the rental vehicle. LDW is available $10.00USD/day for cars, $20.00 USD for Vans and luxury cars. The Renter IS required to have bought our CDW in order to buy the LDW. This coverage is null if there is any noncompliance of the Terms and Conditions of the Rental Contract. This coverage does not include loss or damage to the car keys, license plate of the rental vehicle, fines or towing services if required. All drivers must have signed the Terms & Conditions at the time of rental. TGI - Tires and Glass Insurance - This coverage eliminates all liability for damage to the tires, rims and glass of the rental vehicle. Terms and conditions, signed on the day of rental, are applicable. TGI is available for $5.00 USD/day for for cars; $10.00 USD/day for Full Size, Jeeps and SUV; $15.00 USD/day, for Vans or luxury cars.
Special Equipment Baby, toddler and child seats, as well as Snow Chains are available upon request for USD35.00 per rental. GPS is available upon request for USD10.00/day
Fuel Please return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as you received it with at the time of rental. If you do not, you will be charged a refueling fee of USD50.00 plus the cost of the fuel.
One Way Rentals One way drops are permitted between Auckland and Christchurch. Rental location must be advised of drop at time of rental. A one way drop fee of 150USD plus GST is charged if dropping the car in Auckland, with no minimum day requirements. If dropping in Christchurch the drop fee is 250USD plus GST and rental must be a minimum of 21 days. One way drops between Auckland airport and Auckland city are allowed with prior authorization and a 20.00USD fee.
Geographic Restrictions Rental vehicle may be driven throughout NZ. However, restrictions may be placed on certain remote areas and regions for which written approval of the renting location is required. Beach driving is prohibited. Vehicles may be driven onto the Ferry that runs between the North and South Island. Inter- Island rentals require a minimum rental of 10 days.
Driver Qualifications All drivers must meet our minimum age requirements, present a valid photo drivers license and a major credit card in their own name. All location policies that apply to the renter will apply to the underage and/or additional driver. Minimum age is 20 years of age. Each additional driver will be charged an additional fee of USD 23.00 per rental. All Drivers Licenses are accepted.
Credit Card Guarantees Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Cards must be in renter's name. At certain times of the year it will be necessary to provide a credit card guarantee in order to reserve a car. Certain car types may require a credit card guarantee year round. If your reservation required a credit card in order to book, please be sure to cancel at a minimum of 24 hours in advance in order to avoid and cancellation and/or penalty. Reservations MUST be cancelled through the original booking source.
Inclusive Rate Pckg. Should you purchase our Inclusive Rate Package please note that Collision and Theft waivers as well as Taxes and Fees ARE in your rate. NOT included in your rate is the Fuel, Underage Drivers Fee, Additional Drivers Fee and special Equipment like baby seats and GPS, as well as Supplemental Liability Insurance or any other available option. Should the rental vehicle suffer damage or loss the Renter will be responsable for the 3000USD Excess amount.
Credit & Debit Card Policy Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Cards must be in renter's own name. The NZ bank fee will be charged on the applicable credit card elected to be used. Debit cards from Visa, MasterCard and Clave are allowed only as payment on the final day of rental. Personal checks are not allowed.
Legal Notice NU Car Rentals provides a car rental affiliate reservation system and acts as an agent for the convenience of you the customer and the local owned and operated car rental firm. We use reasonable commercial efforts to insure the accuracy of all information posted on our website or distributed to other websites. Our liability, if any, shall be limited to the amount of rental charges paid to us. The terms, conditions and prevailing law covering the rental shall be those stated on the rental contract presented at the actual rental location.
Additional Information All quoted rates are in US Dollars and Payments will be taken in the local currency and converted at the day of hire rate according to Westpac Banking Corporation. Any changes to the reservation or rental may result in a change of rate or an additional fee. Overtime charges occur when the renter returns the vehicle past the return date or time specified on the rental agreement. In other words, the car must be returned no later than the same time it was rented, in order to avoid any overtime charges. We do provide a one hour grace period. Makes and models are examples only and are not guaranteed. There are no refunds for early returns.
If you booked a Pay Now Special rate you will be charged in US dollars a non refundable deposit equivalant to the amount of the rental charges for the reserved period. Additional charges will be collected in local currency at the time of payment.