This summary has been prepared by VroomVroomVroom.co.nz as a guideline to alert you to the key inclusions, exclusions, requirements and other terms and conditions which may apply when renting from this supplier. Customers will be required to accept Avis Rental terms when collecting the vehicle.
For current promotions please refer to the last section of the terms and conditions page.
*All extra add-ons will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges
VroomVroomVroom.co.nz does not sell protection products or excess reduction packages, therefore any quotes/enquiries MUST be directed to Avis.
Varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full. Please contact Avis for further insurance information, specialty cars differ in excess. Subject to the Avis Terms and Conditions.
Debit and Credit Card Policies Avis accepts the Avis Charge Card, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Debit Cards are accepted provided that the card displays the Visa or MasterCard logo, has been issued by a bank, has the customers name and card number on the card, and the funds are being debited from a cheque/current account.
Prepaid and Reloadable Debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel cards and EFTPOS cards are not accepted. Payment of the rental must be made by debit or credit card and the card holder must be present when the vehicle is collected. At collection a pre-authorisation is made on your card for the estimated value of the rental and any applicable security bond. Provided the vehicle is returned undamaged and no additional charges apply (e.g. fuel), the pre-authorisation is cancelled. Please Note: Avis charges a card transaction fee for all rentals in New Zealand where a debit card or credit card is used for payment of the rental. This fee is calculated on the total rental charges including GST and will be added to the invoice amount. The fee calculation is 2.2% on Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards and 3.1% on American Express and Diners Club cards.
Airport and Wharf fees are not included in the calculation of the card transaction fee. If the rental takes place at a location that is subject to an Airport or Wharf fee, the final card transaction fee will be less than 2.2% of the total invoice value for Visa and MasterCard transactions and less than 3.1% of the total invoice value for American Express and Diners Club. The card transaction fee is subject to GST.
Credit/Debit Card Pre-authorisations
We process a pre-authorisation for credit and debit cards for your estimated charges at the start of the rental and this may include an additional pre-authorisation of up to $200.00 NZD. This means funds to this value will not be available for your use on your card. Pay Now rentals are also subject to an additional pre- authorisation of up to $200.00 NZD at the start of the rental.
At vehicle return final charges will be processed after completion of the rental and if applicable, the unused portion of the pre-authorisation will be released to you by your bank. If charges are greater than the pre-authorisation you will be required to pay the difference. Please note the pre-authorisation may take up to 7-14 business days to be released by your bank. We will not be held responsible for any overdraft fees.
International driver's licences accepted by Avis:
Group A-E $3500.00 + GST ($4025 incl.)
Groups K; F; P; W and V $4000.00 + GST ($4600 incl.)
Bookings made from 01 July 2018 will now incur an Additional Driver Fee, where an additional driver is added to any rental taking place in Australia or New Zealand.
Bookings made prior to 01 July will not be effected by this change, and will not incur any Additional Driver fees.
Additional Driver Fees are outlined below for clarity, and will apply to each individual additional driver - with the exception of the lead driver's spouse. The Spouse of the Lead Driver includes someone (of any gender) that they are married to or in a relationship with.
$5.75* NZD per day, per additional driver Max charge of $28.75* NZD per additional driver (5 day max charge) inc 15% GST
To add an Authorised Driver, you must pay the Additional Driver Fee. The Authorised Driver must provide to Avis a copy of a licence confirming that the Authorised Driver is authorised to drive the Vehicle at the time the Rental Document is signed.
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION:
For further details or to book your Snow Chains & Ski or Board Racks, please contact Avis on 0800 284 722 or reply to your confirmation and the VroomVroomVroom Customer Service team will follow up for you.
Sub-Compact (Group A) and Full Size (Group E) cars cannot be fitted with ski racks, board racks, or snow chains and are unsuitable to book as ski cars.
Avis offers several optional insurance plans and are available for an additional daily charge.
Renters may (in many locations) purchase additional insurance at the time of rental. The Avis renter is responsible for all damage or theft of the Avis vehicle subject to certain exclusions contained in the Avis rental agreement.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
Excess Reduction (ER)
Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB)
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
Optional Protection Package
Limits the renter's financial responsibility for loss or damage to the Avis vehicle (if you comply with the Avis Rental Agreement). In most cases, an excess applies and can be reduced through the purchase of Excess Reduction (ER).
LDW is included in most rates in New Zealand.
In New Zealand, this reduces the excess in most cases from NZ$3,450.00* (including GST) to NZ$31.05* (including GST). Varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full.
Groups A, C, D, E, G and H
$31.05* per day (excluding GST)
Reduces Excess from $3,450.00* to $345.00*
Groups B, F, K, L, P, S, V, W and Z
$31.05* per day (excluding GST)
Reduces Excess from $4,313.00* to $345.00*
The Avis Protection Package is an optional all-inclusive package which gives you and your family coverage for things like: damage to the Avis rental car, your personal belongings and personal injury.
The package comprises Excess Reduction (ER), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), and Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB).
Personal Effects & Baggage Insurance (PEB) provides the renter and Authorised Drivers, and any person travelling with the Renter and Authorised Driver, but excluding any hitchhiker, with cover up to a certain limit for loss or damage to baggage and personal effects contained within the rental vehicle.
Note: PEB is not available separately. It can only be purchased as part of the Optional Protection Package.
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) provides the Authorised driver with cover up to a certain limit for Death, Permanent Disablement and specified Permanent Total Loss and in certain circumstances medical expenses.
Note: PAI is not available separately. It can only be purchased as part of the Optional Protection Package.
Optional Protection Package
Includes Excess Reduction (ER), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB) at selected locations in Australia.
NOTE: If you choose the Protection Package, please read the PAI and PEB Policy and the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) contained in the Terms and Conditions of Rental.
Effective from 01 April 2011, Avis have introduced a 100% smoke free policy to their entire fleet. Every Make, Every Model. Customers will find a sticker on every vehicle to identify it as smoke-free.
Avis is excited about this change because it means a fresh, clean, odour-free vehicle every time you rent. There is a new inspection process and cleaning fee (up to $250+GST if the vehicle is returned and it smells of smoke) just to guarantee that all our vehicles really are clean and smoke free.
Vehicle is rented with a full tank of petrol and has to be returned with a full tank of fuel. If the vehicle is not full of fuel upon return refuelling charges apply.
Please click here for the Avis Rental Agreement terms and conditions