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    Adding Another Driver to Your Car Rental in New Zealand

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    Having an additional driver or more for particularly long road trips can help reduce the risk of road accidents. It can also make your trip more enjoyable as it can ease the pressure on your main driver. VroomVroomVroom has put together this simple guide if you are thinking of adding another driver to your rental car in New Zealand.

    How to add additional drivers?

    Additional drivers are permitted to drive provided they meet the same terms and conditions as the main driver under the same rental agreement. In addition, all extra drivers must be present with their driver licence at the time of pick up.

    Read Adding Extra Drivers for more information.

    Is there a fee for additional drivers?

    Most car rental companies may allow one or multiple drivers to be added to the booking with a fee. Fees may be different per location, and may vary between car hire companies. If the additional driver is under the age of 25, he/she may be charged the underage surcharge.

    Find out more about Additional Driver Fee.

    Can I add a spouse as a driver?

    Yes. Car rental companies such as Avis, Budget and Hertz would allow you to add your spouse as an additional driver for free. Please note that you don't need to add your spouse or partner to your booking - he/she just needs to be present with their driver's licence when you pick up your rental car.

    Important:
    All additional drivers, including spouses, can be added to your rental provided they meet the requirements and the same terms and conditions as the main driver. Note that an Additional Driver Fee may apply, and that the additional driver may be subject to a driver's license check. A Young Driver Fee may apply if the additional driver is under the age of 25.

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