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Can I Book Child Seats With My Rental Car?

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VroomVroomVroom can help you arrange child seats for your car rental booking, however, there will be an additional cost per child seat. If the option to request a child seat does not appear when you make your booking, feel free to contact us for assistance.

What Type of Child Seat Will I Need?

In New Zealand, children under the age of seven must be secured in an approved restraint suitable for their age and size. As a general guide, the New Zealand Transport Agency recommends the following:

  • Children under 2 years old: Rear-facing child seat with an inbuilt harness. Capsules are not available to hire from car rental companies, only rear-facing seats.
  • 2 years old to 4 years old: Forward-facing child seat with an inbuilt harness.
  • 4 years old to 7 years old: Forward-facing child seat with an inbuilt harness or a booster seat with a harness.
  • Over 7 years old: Booster seat with a harness. If your child is taller than 148cm, they’ll be able to use the standard seat and adult seatbelt.

Car rental providers in New Zealand will generally add a daily fee to your booking for each child seat you book.

How Do I Add a Child Seat to My Car Rental Booking?

If you need to add a rear-facing, forward-facing child seat, or a booster seat to your booking, you can do so during the booking process depending on availability. If the option for child seats is ‘on request’, our team will contact you to confirm your request and let you know the updated cost.

If you have already made your booking, you can request a child seat by contacting our  customer care team.

In the instance you require more than two child seats, you’ll need to contact us directly as this request will depend on availability and the type of vehicle you are renting. Remember, it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure all passengers are secured in the vehicle correctly, including having children in the appropriate restraints.

How Do I Add a Child Seat to My Car Rental Booking?

The cost of the child seat will depend on which rental provider you book with. Check the terms and conditions of your prospective provider for current pricing.

Read more about adding extras to your car rental booking.

Important:

As the driver, you are responsible for ensuring that any child travelling in your car is secured using the correct child restraint.