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Can I Rent and Add a Child Seat to My Booking?

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You certainly can. We at VroomVroomVroom can help provide you with a baby seat, child seat or booster seat to your booking with an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Care Team by replying to the Confirmation Email advising the age in months/years of the baby and/or the child, and type or seat. You can also ask our chat team or email us to info@vroomvroomvroom.co.nz so we can assist you further. Our team will respond within one business day.

What are child restraints?

Under New Zealand law, it is required that all children under seven years of age must correctly use an approved child restraint suitable for their age and size. While a child between 8-14 years old must use safety belts where they are available.

Approved child restraints, according to New Zealand Transport Agency include the following:

  • infant restraints for young babies (often called baby capsules)
  • restraints for older babies, toddlers and preschool children (often called car seats)
  • booster seats for preschool and school-aged children
  • child safety harnesses (used with or without a booster seat) for preschool and school-aged children.

Children must be correctly seated in child restraints that are correctly secured into the car to keep them safe from crash forces.

How much to rent a child seat?

Car Rental CompanyChild Seats Costs
Avis logo$11.50* NZD per child seat including surcharges and tax.
Avis logo$14.95* NZD per child seat, per day including GST. Maximum of $74.75* NZD including GST per rental.
Budget logo$14.95* NZD per child seat, per day including GST. Maximum of $74.75* NZD including GST per rental.
enterpise car rental supplier$6.33* NZD per child seat, per day including GST.
enterpise car rental supplier$11.00* NZD per child seat, per day including GST.
Europcar logo$14.95* NZD capped at $74.75* NZD per rental (5 days) including GST.
GO rentals logo$45* NZD per child seat, per hire.
Hertz logo$59.80* NZD per child seat per rental including GST.
Sixt logo$29.99* NZD per unit for the whole rental including taxes.
Thrifty logo$51.75* NZD per child seat per rental including GST.

Please note that all extra add-ons such as a child seat will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges to your car hire booking. Prices are subject to change and may vary depending on the supplier.


Child Seats: The Law

When you are driving with child passengers, always remember that children inside your vehicle must be protected in the event of a crash. As the driver, you are responsible for make sure that any child travelling in your car is properly using an appropriate child restraint. It is also worth noting that all child restraints must meet an approved standard. All approved child restraints show standard markings to confirm they are really approved. These include a tick mark, an 'E' mark or one with restraint that complies wit the United States Standard FMVSS 213, which also shows the New Zealand Standard 'S' mark.