Useful tips when you book a car rental

Cheap rental cars North Shore – Once you have decided to rent a car from Realistic Rental Cars, here are some tips for the things you must remember before and during your rental.

Make your reservation as early as possible

This is very important especially if the rental period is during the high summer period. Try making reservation at least 1-2 weeks in advance in order to avoid a disappointment of limited availability.

Choose your car wisely according your needs

Always have in mind not only the price, but the interior car space and trunk size. It is essential when you travel with more than 4 persons and a lot of luggage. Think of bigger options when needed and go for smaller options when you are travelling alone or with your partner. Full car specifications of all vehicles in our fleet read here.

Leave more details when you book

When you make your booking online or by phone, leave more details like the flight number (so we can track your flight if it has a delay), exact pick up address and hotel name as well as mobile phone number, that will be reachable at the moment of car pick up.

Bring your credit card, driving license and ID

Don’t forget your credit card, you will need it for the security excess and if you prefer – for the payment. You can not rent a car without driving license and photo ID.

In case of car accident – call us!

If you are involved in accident during the rental or somehow damage the vehicle, call us immediately. Also, you’ll need to call 111. They will assist you notifying the traffic police. We will need your traffic police report about the accident. Call us on (09) 415 8569.

Don’t leave your belongings in the car

If you leave your belongings in the rented car, there is potential risk someone to break it and steal your belongings. It is also mandatory always to take the car documents with you.

Don’t forget to refuel

Our corporate policy is to provide cars with full tank, so when you return the car it must be fully refueled. We advise you to use the closest gas station to the drop off place

Follow the traffic regulations in New Zealand

Remember – we drive on the left side of the road! Always abide the speed limit. Remember that at many places on New Zealand roads there are stationary and mobile speed cameras. Choose guarded parking lots when you park. Do not leave your car parked in restricted areas to avoid being towed away. Always comply with traffic situation. The most important advise is to treat the rented vehicle as your own. Be more careful and you will not bring unnecessary hassles and worries during your vacation.