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Hot relocation deals in New Zealand and Australia

If you haven’t yet discovered DriveNow’s amazing one way rentals deals then you’ve been missing out!
Relocation rentals are a win win situation for both parties involved. The rental company doesn’t have to pay big bucks to transport a vehicle to another city, while the customer receives incredible deals for as little at $1 a day.
Consider taking up one of the offers below. But you’d better be quick to jump on these limited deals before someone else does!
Auckland to Queenstown
Price: $5 a day
Travel dates: May 4th-8th
Terms: Minimum four days, maximum seven days hire
Do you need to […]

Hiring a car at Heathrow … a different dimension

On a recent business trip to the UK we discovered how Europcar have added a different dimension when picking up your car rental at Heathrow Airport. …… You get to actually pick out and choose your car!
OK so arriving at Terminal 3 still requires you to exit the Terminal, head left and wait for Europcar’s minibus to whisk you off to their branch on the Northern Perimeter Road. The wait was short the journey shorter still.
Europcar along with Hertz, Enterprise, national and Thrifty operate their Heathrow branches over the airport fence on the Northern Perimeter. Dollar and Thrifty […]

Difference between Car Sharing and renting a car

What is Car Sharing?
Car Sharing only started to become popular in recent years in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s growing in Australia. It’s a similar concept to renting a car, but there are differences. Car Sharing can occur through casual sharing via a website, but there are also professional Car Sharing companies, which organise everything for you.
How does Car Sharing work?
Car Sharing is charged by the hour, including insurance and fuel. Free mileage is capped, with per kilometre charges for extra travel. Share cars are also distributed around cities, close to where people […]

Early Christmas Tip #1: Booking a 7 Seater

If you are in the market to hire a people mover for Christmas, here’s a hot tip ….. book now. Get in early and get a cheaper rate and more importantly secure a vehicle.
Of all rental cars in Australia, 7 seaters and people movers sell out more quickly and earlier than any other at Christmas. Every year DriveNow has to turn away travellers looking for these vehicles as suppliers across the country book out.
There’s no deposit required and with no booking or cancellation fees charged by DriveNow you’ve nothing to lose by booking now and locking down a […]

7 amazing things to do in Australia's great outdoors before your croak it

AUSTRALIA’S landscapes are so vast and diverse, with so much to offer travellers who love an unforgettable outdoor experience. Hit the road and explore the great outdoors (and underground!) with one of these exciting adventures.
1. Hang gliding in one of Queensland’s popular seaside towns
Where: Port Douglas, 67km north of Cairns
Hang gliding is probably the closest you’ll ever come to experiencing what it’s like to fly like a bird. Admire Port Douglas’ stunning beaches and blue waters from above, while enjoying the thrill of take off and landing.
2. Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Where: Bago State […]

Top 4 Tips to saving money when booking a rental Car

4 Tips on saving money when hiring a car as recommended by the DriveNow Reservations team

Keeping young children safe in your car rental

Exploring the vast and scenic expanses of Australia or diverse beauty of New Zealand with a rental car is a fantastic holiday idea for the whole family.

There are strict rules on securing your young child when they're in the car.

To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, you’ll want to make safety a top priority and you’ll most likely know the basics of safe long-distance car travel.

Looking after your Rental Car

If you’re concerned about what to do in order to take care of your car hire in Australia or New Zealand, read these simple tips and stop worrying! Parking your car hire in a secure location is just one way to ensure you take the best care possible of your rental.

Driving in New Zealand – what you need to know

There are a few things that anyone renting a car needs to be aware of.

There are a few important things to know about driving in New Zealand that anyone renting a car needs to be aware of. The great thing about exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud is that driving a New Zealand car rental is a relatively stress-free experience, particularly for those used to the more busy roads of North America, Europe or even Australia.

What is Car Hire Excess Insurance?

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One of the most common issues raised with us is that of Excess Car Insurance.
How much am I liable for in the event of an accident?
How can I reduce my liability and how much will that cost?
Does my travel insurance cover me?
To answer these questions and explain how excess car insurance works the DriveNow Res team put together a quick guide.
What insurance comes as standard with a Rental Car?
All car hire companies supply vehicles fully insured with a standard amount that you are liable for in the event of an accident or damage to […]

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